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Jim J (Hoss WA)

Red Ripper 41-F-4 - Grumman Wildcat


36 18 September, 23:34
Björn Svedberg
Nice cockpit! 👍 I'm definitely following this build 🙂.
19 September, 03:44
Jim J
Thanks Björn. Just finished wiring and painting the engine. Progress continues.
21 September, 01:16
Jim J
Main construction is now complete. Masked and getting ready for painting. Thanks for looking.
22 September, 20:58
Rui Da Silva
I'm watching 👀
23 September, 03:28
Guy Rump
Looking good 👍
23 September, 10:13
Rui S
Here we go... 😎
23 September, 10:14
Jim J
Main painting is now complete. I primed in white Mr Finishing Surfacer 1500 because of the general lightness of the color scheme. Mr. Color lacquers were used for the main colors. Pretty catchy pre-war scheme. Decals are next.
24 September, 22:18
Robert Podkoński
Yellow wings! Watching with pleasure, of course! 😉
25 September, 05:48
Jim J
The Red Ripper 1850 is now complete. Light weathering only as the plane was depicted as new and saw no combat at this point. After the photos I realized I forgot to remove the masks from the landing light and the lower windows. Thanks for looking. Comments and critiques always welcome.
29 September, 00:32
David Culp
Definitely eye-catching, and very well made. It looks like the real thing.
29 September, 07:01
Guy Rump
Very nice build. 👍
29 September, 07:46
Just beautiful. Super build, very well presented!👍👍👍
29 September, 08:17
Lochsa River
Clean work, bro! just a pleasure to take in...
29 September, 08:19
Sebastian Meyner
Even though I'm not a fan of these colourful U.S. subjects, your Wildcat is a stunner Jim 👍 Truely inspiring work!!
29 September, 08:44
Jim J
Thanks all for the comments. Much appreciated.
30 September, 23:05
Björn Svedberg
An excellent result! 👍
1 October, 10:09
Rui S
Excellent work👍 as always
1 October, 11:08


23 images
1:48 F4F-3 Wildcat (Eduard 82201)
Grumman F4F-3 Wildcat
US US Navy (1794-now)
VF-41 41-F-4 (Lt. Charles Shields)
December 1940 - USS Ranger
Silver, Yellow, Green

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