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Bernhard Schrock (Yellowwing)
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Wildcat Groupbuild-Grumman/GM FM-2 Crop sprayer N58918

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50
Hanno Kleinecke
That worked well and turned out convincing !
29 June 2021, 16:45
Hanno Kleinecke
Headstart ! 🙂
23 August 2021, 10:51
bughunter
Wow, the paints on the previous project are not hardened completely the next wave is rolling 👍 And with a great start! I'm in!
23 August 2021, 13:48
Robert Podkoński
Following of course!
25 August 2021, 20:03
Sergej I
If you will not add proper manure in the model, I am not your friend anymore 😄 Great start and grabbing popCORN! 👍
25 August 2021, 20:11
JL L
I will follow with great interest this assembly, I just ordered this Tamiya kit. I was hesitant with the hobby boss kit but after watching more unboxing videos, I think the Tamiya kit is more finely engraved despite its date of manufacture.
28 August 2021, 16:02
Daniel Klink
Following with interest 👍
Couldn't imagine they were used as Crop Sprayers..
28 August 2021, 16:03
Bernhard Schrock
Im very glad that the first row is filling up🙂
Sergej: I already talket to the farmer (see picture 14🙂 )
JL L: on original pictures it's the typical fuselage structure with overlapping panels well visible. Tamiya has done an excellent job reproducing this overlapping structure. This is the reason for my choice.
28 August 2021, 17:18
JL L
you are absolutely right Bernhard, we can see it well in this photo (Photo 1) Divers | Album by Jlele

For my part here is why I chose this kit (Photo 2)
Divers | Album by Jlele

I am now doubly satisfied...
28 August 2021, 20:07
David Funke
I think, I´ll take a seat. 😉
29 August 2021, 19:21
Stefan Schacht
nice start, count me in 🙂
29 August 2021, 19:30
Hanno Kleinecke
Engine ready for preflight runup, looks like it will run smoothly ! Throttle to idle, mixture auto-rich, magneto check 👍 🙂
9 September 2021, 15:11
JL L
I am really impressed with the modifications made to adapt an FM2 from an F4F-4 base. 👍
9 September 2021, 18:34
Hanno Kleinecke
Sehr schön propellert ! 🙂
10 September 2021, 16:42
Bernhard Schrock
Thank you mates.
Hanno: es hat sich gelohnt die Blätter steckbar zu machen und sie getrennt zu lackieren. So habe ich eine saubere Kante zwischen schwarz und Aluminium.
10 September 2021, 16:45
bughunter
Great build again 👍
The engine is not bad, but a Small Stuff shows more details in 1/72 ?
smallstuffmodels.com/p/products.html#!/1-72-Pratt-&-Whitney-R-1830-Twin-Wasp-Engine/p/129578076/
Really pity, that it is not available in 1:48.
11 September 2021, 14:57
Bernhard Schrock
The moveable clear part is actually to big because the material thickness. Tamiya made a compromise: the idea is to enable closed or open configuration.
I decided on the closed configuration and corrected the height of the part to match the windscreen contour.
11 September 2021, 15:55
Roland Revolvermann
Watching with interest! Looks great 👍 Especially your masking/painting came out superb!
15 September 2021, 16:15
bughunter
What a paintjob 👍
15 September 2021, 16:29
Gordon Sørensen
Another great looking project, Bernhard! I really like the idea for mounting the engine in the cowling with rods.
15 September 2021, 19:02
Augie
Wow how the heck did I miss this!
15 September 2021, 19:03
Robert Podkoński
Perfect paintjob, I wish I had a half of such abilities (and patience...) Looking fabulous!
16 September 2021, 05:51
Eduardo Arguijo
Never stop surprising with the detail on your builds! Excelent Work!
16 September 2021, 06:01
Roland Soderstrom
The painting is absolutely flawless, amazing
16 September 2021, 07:25
Hanno Kleinecke
Beautiful colours, perfect !
17 September 2021, 06:03
bughunter
Bernhard, do you own a 3D printer now?
17 September 2021, 12:39
Bernhard Schrock
Ich wünschte es wäre so… Aber ich nix 3D daher Vitamin B🙂
17 September 2021, 14:25
Treehugger
Question: What color/hue/shade of wash did you use on the yellow?
19 September 2021, 10:12
Bernhard Schrock
Treehugger: a mix of middle grey (50% saturation) and middle brown as base. But I used not overall the same mix to break the uniformity. I used the middle grey here and there a bit lighter grey and here an there a bit darker grey.
19 September 2021, 10:22
Treehugger
Re. photo 62. I've ordered one of the second batch of 1:32 Viggen's from JetMads and I strongly suspect the 3d printed parts will require some surface treatment. Although the largest parts are (hollow) resin parts, the tail base is 3d printed. I plan to use liquified vallejo putty, or consider using that, to try level the surface, with minimal sanding, as the liquid putty should self level, but has poor filling quality the more it is thinned. Then I can apply the more liquid'dy putty with a small brush to avoid the mess that one typically gets if just smearing putty onto a model. Casual sanding of a surface is bad for the details and the edges tend to get rounded off if one isn't careful.
20 September 2021, 13:59
Boris Belay
Great project and beautiful build ! I like your modifications to FM-2 and then to civilian service. I would only suggest that the seat would gain from being thinned down (or made from photo-etch), but that's a minor detail. The rest is inspiring indeed !
And I didn't know there was a Wildcat group build. I may join with an old project for a yellow-wing F4F-3 (Hobby Boss kit).
20 September 2021, 17:39
Hanno Kleinecke
Makellos ! Tanks ( mit Stutzen) 🙂 sehen schon klasse aus !
21 September 2021, 17:46
Bernhard Schrock
Boris: you are welcome🙂
Hanno: Danke. 4 Augen sehen mehr Stutzen als 2…🙂
21 September 2021, 18:25
Hanno Kleinecke
First class result here - beautiful ! That is the way a proper spraycat is supposed to look like 👍
22 September 2021, 18:45
bughunter
Again some pictures of the original plane at the end of the build thread! WAHNSINN!
22 September 2021, 19:09
Robert Podkoński
What a quickbuild! Fantastic!
22 September 2021, 19:29
Daniel Klink
Cool project and absolute Convincing result Bernhard!!! 👍
24 September 2021, 18:22
Hanno Kleinecke
The new photos do even more justice to this pretty little yellow fatty 😄 😄 , beautiful !
26 September 2021, 15:10
Robert Podkoński
I am just overwhelmed with the quality and time of this built, not mentioning the beauty of the subject and fantastic photos. Simply perfect! Chapeau bas encore, Bernhard!
26 September 2021, 16:40
Roland Revolvermann
Lovely build! Just Beautiful 👍 Congrats!
26 September 2021, 17:20
Bernhard Schrock
Thank you mates! I'm glad that you like my Spraycat. After several helix with a lot of extra parts it was a welcome change. 🙂
26 September 2021, 17:26
Finn
Impressive work, well done!
5 March, 17:51

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