US Navy F4F-4 Wildcat -- Plastic Model Airplane Kit -- 1/72 Scale -- #12451

Academy Plastics US Navy F4F-4 Wildcat -- Plastic Model Airplane Kit -- 1/72 Scale -- #12451
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Product Description

This is a 1/72 Plastic Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat US Navy Fighter from Academy Plastics. It's for ages 10 and up.

When the Japanese attacked the United States in 1941, the most modern fighter in the Navy was the Grumman F4F Wildcat. Although the Wildcat was small, it was not as fast or maneuverable as the Japanese Zero Fighter, but it was a very durable machine. However, in the hands of an experienced pilot, the Wildcat could best the feared Zero. Thankfully, the Grumman fighter was able to fend off the enemy until the more powerful Hellcat was available about one year later.

Product Features
  • 35 plastic pieces attached to sprues and molded in grey..
  • The surface of the plane is decorated with fully engraved pane lines and rivet detail..
  • Highly detailed cockpit interior includes a pilot and controls..
  • Authentic engine assembly with propeller..
  • Sports optional position landing gear and fuel tanks..
  • Clear plastic canopy allows close inspection of cockpit..
  • Includes a small black stand for display purposes..
  • Detailed pictorial instructions guide you through assembly..
Product Specifications
  • Scale: 1/72
  • Length: 4-1/2" (113mm) (approximately)
  • Width: 7" (177mm) (approximately)
  • Height: 1-1/2" (36mm) (approximately)
Product Markings
  • One Decal Sheet with Markings for One Aircraft
  • 1: Grumman F4F-4 US Navy Wildcat
  • Airframe Colors
  • 1: Blue-Gray, White
  • Detail Colors
  • Black, Orange, Tan, Yellow-Green, Gray, White, Yellow, Silver
What's Included

One 1/72 Plastic Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat US Navy Fighter

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Product Rankings
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Nifty little plane
By timandsuch December 9, 2013
For the price this is a great kit. All details are engraved with no raised lines. The cockpit is essentially nonexistant, with only a seat, control stick and pilot. No panels, boxes, etc. Of course, the canopy opening is rather small on these. The canopy is too thick to pose open. The engine is two piece, but cylinders only with no magnetos or other details. Cannot be posed with wings folded. The decals are simple and offer only a single option. Having said all that, it looks great and is easy to put together. For the price of a fast food combo you have a fun model. Not a lot of challenge, though, unless you count sanding.
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acadamy f-4 wildcat
By waynelyrice April 30, 2015
This is an okay wild cat there is good detail on the plastic and the fit is pretty good. However there is not much of a cockpit except for a pilot you can glue to the cockpit wall. I had some problems with the decals and it took me lots of decal setting solution to make them stick on. The landing gear is nicely detailed and is okay when it comes to its sturdiness. But hey you get what you pay for. overall though I did not especially like it.
Was this review helpful to you? 23 of 23 people liked this
Not bad for the price, but be careful with the gear!
By alanlambert90 October 9, 2015
The only problem I had with this little guy was fragile landing gear. After struggling a bit with the struts I dropped the assembly on a hard surface and irreparably damaged th gear...had to build it in in flight mode.
Was this review helpful to you? 22 of 22 people liked this
A solid little Wildcat
By rlsundquist April 6, 2015
This model is not up to the standards of other Academy kits I've built, but considering the price, I wasn't expecting it. It's pretty simple: there's not cockpit to speak of, only one marking option, and there's a big empty space inside that you can plainly see through the canopy and wheel wells. On the plus side, it goes together very easily, and it's a clean, neat little model once it's done. The landing gear assembly is a bit tricky, but if you get it right you'll be blessed with wheels that actually spin. For Wildcat fans I'm sure there are better kits available, but for the rest of us this is a pleasant and stress-free build.
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Product Tags
Scale : 1/72 Scale (1518)
Sector : Military (2356)
Country : United States (1055)
Type : Fighter (1420)
Era : World War II (1006)
Manufacturer Comments
  • Keep small parts and sharp edges away from children..
  • Care should be taken when using tools and modeling knives..
  • Modeling paint should only be used by an adult in a well-ventilate area..
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