Author Topic: Airfix 1/72 Wildcat "Sock Scheme"  (Read 208 times)

Offline KiwiZac

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Airfix 1/72 Wildcat "Sock Scheme"
« on: January 15, 2022, 08:34:53 AM »
Sock Scheme? "What's that young Kiwi up to now?" I hear you ask.

Well, one day last year my wife Sam was out shopping and happened upon a pair of socks with planes on that she thought I'd quite like:
Airfix 1/72 Wildcat "Sock Scheme" by Zac Yates, on Flickr

My first thought was "That looks like a Wildcat!" Second thought was "I wonder how it would look on a model..."

Sam got me the 1/72 Airfix F4F-4 Wildcat model for Christmas here's the result. She loves it!
Airfix 1/72 Wildcat "Sock Scheme" by Zac Yates, on Flickr
Airfix 1/72 Wildcat "Sock Scheme" by Zac Yates, on Flickr
Airfix 1/72 Wildcat "Sock Scheme" by Zac Yates, on Flickr
Airfix 1/72 Wildcat "Sock Scheme" by Zac Yates, on Flickr
Airfix 1/72 Wildcat "Sock Scheme" by Zac Yates, on Flickr
Airfix 1/72 Wildcat "Sock Scheme" by Zac Yates, on Flickr

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Re: Airfix 1/72 Wildcat "Sock Scheme"
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2022, 08:59:47 AM »
 :smiley: nicer than the old version.

Offline The Big Gimper

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Re: Airfix 1/72 Wildcat "Sock Scheme"
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2022, 09:39:52 AM »
Wow.  Great job Zac. Is the aircraft registration ZK-ZAC? Or ZK-SOX?  :smiley:
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Re: Airfix 1/72 Wildcat "Sock Scheme"
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2022, 10:17:13 AM »
Scheme looks good on the ol' Wildcat! :smiley: :smiley:
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Offline Kerick

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Re: Airfix 1/72 Wildcat "Sock Scheme"
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2022, 02:30:47 PM »
Wow, thatís cool! With a number on the tail it could be an extra early Blue Angel!

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Re: Airfix 1/72 Wildcat "Sock Scheme"
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2022, 04:25:13 PM »
 ;D

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Re: Airfix 1/72 Wildcat "Sock Scheme"
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2022, 01:20:08 AM »
That Wildcat came out great! You should pose with the socks on and the plane...

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Re: Airfix 1/72 Wildcat "Sock Scheme"
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2022, 03:03:58 AM »
Inspiration comes in strange ways.
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Offline KiwiZac

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Re: Airfix 1/72 Wildcat "Sock Scheme"
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2022, 11:04:22 AM »
Thank you all so much! I had a lot of fun building this. Painting all the yellow...less fun!

Inspiration comes in strange ways.
Exactly what I was thinking as I posted  :smiley:
« Last Edit: January 16, 2022, 11:06:53 AM by KiwiZac »

Offline apophenia

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Re: Airfix 1/72 Wildcat "Sock Scheme"
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2022, 06:28:18 AM »
That Wildcat came out great! You should pose with the socks on and the plane...

Agreed. And if there is a poll ... I vote for ZK-SOX as reg  :smiley:
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Offline andonio64

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Re: Airfix 1/72 Wildcat "Sock Scheme"
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2022, 03:56:48 PM »
Hi Zac, the result of your build is probably as fun as the source of inspiration!

Ha ha ha ;D

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Re: Airfix 1/72 Wildcat "Sock Scheme"
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2022, 02:12:54 AM »
Nice one Zac,  looks good  :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:


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Re: Airfix 1/72 Wildcat "Sock Scheme"
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2022, 05:11:25 AM »
 :smiley:

Why not  :D