Hasegawa F4F-3 Wildcat in 1/72 Scale

This is Hasegawa’s F4F-3 Wildcat kit in 1/72 scale.  While several of Hasegawa’s boxings claim to contain a -3 Wildcat, the plastic is actually for a -4.  For this build Quickboost resin wings were substituted to back date the subject, although these wings are not completely free of inaccuracies themselves.

There were a few early productions Wildcats which entered Fleet service in the colorful “Yellow Wings” schemes.  This is one of those, which operated from the USS Ranger (CV-4) in 1940.

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