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Modelling the F4F Wildcat (Osprey Modelling #39)
by Mark Glidden
The F4F Wildcat was an aircraft of the type of which legends are made of. Approaching obsolescence when it first entered combat, it managed to hold up against seemingly impossible odds. Without the handling performance that made the Japanese Zero so famous, it was well regarded for its ruggedness and firepower and, in the hands of a skilled pilot who understood both its st ...more
ebook, 80 pages
Published August 21st 2012 by Osprey Publishing
(first published October 23rd 2007)
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Mar 18, 2012 Dirk rated it liked it · review of another edition
Though I enjoyed the book, I am stupified as to why the author wants me to sand down and erase all rivet detail and then use "Rosie the Riveter" to puncture holes in the plane to simulate the rivet detail. Ever seen a 'live' F4F Wildcat? Those rivets stood out! See e.g. page 26-27 of F4F Wildcat in detail