The next build is in progress, Trumpeter's F4F-4 Wildcat in 1/32 scale. I am still deciding which aircraft this build will attempt to replicate. It will be one of the aircraft that flew off the USS Enterprise, USS Hornet, USS Wasp or USS Saratoga during the Guadalcanal campaign. Maybe someone has a suggestion!
I will be using the Grand Phoenix cockpit set, that I scored for a cheap price before Christmas, an HGW seatbelt and I will be building a nice resin figure as the pilot. At this point I am probably going to limit any super detailing to just a few minor details.
The kit looks to be one of Trumpeter's better ones, and I am hoping it goes together as nicely as the Dauntless I built for the PTO Campaign. This build is the one I am doing for the Trumpeter 4 campaign, so I decided to cross post the overview of the build as I progress with it here.
The first photo is the kit ready to hit the desk. The second shows the very nice Grand Phoenix cockpit complete. I replaced several of the tiny resin buttons that were broken off with fine copper wire - I will shoot a couple of close up photos and post them later.
DSC03708 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr