FM-2 Wildcat Hasegawa 1/72

Last Update 8/5/2016


I built 1/72 FM-2 Wildcat converted from Hasegawa 1/72 F4F-4. Wildcats were used in front lines for a long period from the pre-war through the end of the war. Thus, Wildcat were painted the most of US Navy schemes - the yellow wing, light gray, blue gray, tri-color, sea blue and FAA temperate sea scheme. Among them, I selected the sea blue scheme coupling with my 1/48 Hellcat. The modeling concept was to depict FM-2's accurate outline image.

The total length of the Wildcat

The total length of Wildcat is mysterious. Different values are described in each reference. See the following table. I wonder which data should be trusted. Data of In Action No191 and FAOTW (Famous Airplane Of The World / Bunrindo) show that F4F-4 is shorter than FM-2. Of course, that is obviously incorrect.

Recently, I got original factory drawings of FM-2 from "The AirCorps Library". And finally I found the total length is 28ft7-7/32in (including spinner) in a FM-2 Three View General Arrangements. Drawings of F4F-4 (or FM-1) were not included in the AirCorps Library, but I got drawings of the nose cowl of the Twin-Wasp model from other source. Then the total length of F4F-4 could be estimated as 29ft2.8in (including spinner; the length of the spinner have a margin of error).


FAOTW 8,715mm(28ft7in)
D&S (F4F-3) 8,773mm(28ft9-3/8in)
In Action No.84 8,839mm(29ft)
In Action No.191 8,763mm(28ft11in)
Factory drawings 8,920mm(29ft2.8in approx)


FAOTW 8,800mm(28ft10in)
In Action No.84 8,763mm(28ft9in)
In Action No.191 8,814mm(28ft11in)
Factory drawings 8,718mm(28ft7-7/32in)

Original drawings

Before construction, I made original drawings using factory drawings and official manuals. I also used photos of actual aircraft.

FM-2 side view drawing

Full Size Drawing

  • The port drawings are late production model and the starboard are early production.
  • The outline shape of FM-2 was drawn from factory drawings and checked with the photos taken from far enough and right side. Thus the outline shape is accurate enough.
  • Panel lines and rivet lines are almost 100% clarified from factory drawings, walk around photos and the official manual.
  • The thrust line is identical to the fuselage reference line. The angle of incidence is 0.4°approx (main wing) and 1.5° (horizontal fin).
  • Each fuselage frame and rudder hinge are exactly vertical to the fuselage ref line.
  • The airfoil is NACA23015 (root) and 23009 (tip).
  • The sweep back of the main gear is 8°.

FM-2 top and bottom view drawings

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  • The maximum fuselage width is 55in at sta 2 (firewall) to sta 5.
  • The maximum width of windscreen is 26.5in.
  • The sweep back of the wing L.E. is 2.59°(main wing), 17.25°(horizontal stab).
  • The wing chord is 97.629in(root sta 30), 61.64in(tip sta288).
  • The airfoil of the tip is modified. Its shape is shown in the factory drawings.
  • The airfoils of the vertical fin and horizontal stab are based on factory drawings.

FM-2 front view and cross section drawing

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  • The shape and size of each fuselage frame are based on factory drawings.
  • The opening of the engine cowl is 39.872in dia. The leading edge is 41in dia. The trailing edge of the spinning is 53.388in dia.
  • The dihedral is 4°31'22" (wing ref line).
  • The wing folding axis is 28°53'10"(side), 26°21'40"(back).

F4F-4 five view drawings

The shape and size of the nose are based on the factory drawings and photos of the actual aircraft as well.

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  • The port drawings are mid and late production model and the starboard are early production.
  • The length of the engine cowl and the accessory cowl can be read as 39-15/16" and 35" in the factory drawings. The length after the firewall is the same as the FM-2. Therefore, the fuselage length - from the leading edge of the cowl to the trailing edge of the rudder - can be calculated as 39.94+35+248.85=323.79".
  • Cross section ordinates of the engine cowl are shown in the factory drawings.
  • The cowl opening is 37.5in dia. The leading edge is 38.5in dia. These are shown in the factory drawings as well.
  • Above data are represented in my drawings.
  • The vertical fin and rudder are almost the same as the lower half of FM-2.

Other drawings

I also made drawings of F6F Hellcat, F7F Tigercat, F8F Bearcat, P-38, B-25, P-51A, Spitfire, Defiant, Firefly etc. These pages are from here.

Other Drawings

Top & Bottom view drawings of my page

I don't make my top or bottom view drawings as "exactly accurate" top / bottom view but as two-step projection figure. See following pics. Generally, wing ribs are orthogonal to the wing reference plane. In this case, ribs are drawn as curve lines in exactly accurate drawings (shown in Green lines). But it isn't practical in both drawing works and modeling. So, in my drawings, ribs are projected to wing ref. plane (Blue figure), then they are projected horizontal plane (Black figure).

The wing folding mechanism

The wing folding mechanism was introduced from -4 model. According to this introduction, the main beam of the outer wing moved rearward and the spar leaned backward. See the following figure. The purple line is the upper flange and the green line is the lower flange. The upper flange has a sweepback and the lower one has an angle of advance. For comparison, F6F's upper flange is square to the fuselage ref line and the lower flange has a sweepback.

The outer wing of F4F is connected to the inner wing at the point "C". This means that the outer wing is fixed by three points of A, B and C. The latter half of the outer wing is free. On the other hand, the outer wing of F6F is connected at the rear beam. TBF Avenger is the same mechanism as F4F. The outer wing is fixed with the rod to the horizontal fin in folding mode.

F4F-3 top & bottom

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The nose

The design of the nose (from the cowl to windscreen) is the common characteristic of Grumman Cats (F4F, F6F, F8F). The both sides of the nose ridge are cut to improve the visibility at carrier landing. See following photos.

This is restored FM-2. See the nose ridge line.

This is restored F4F-3. Panel lines show cross sectional shapes.

The nose ridge line of F6F is rather roundish.

F8F is most prominent.

Hasegawa 1/72 kit review

Hasegawa 1/72 Wildcat is a good kit. The outline image, fitting, airfoil of main wing and tail fin are good. Panel lines and detail parts are crisp. However, there are minor mistakes. The front fuselage is a little thin by 0.5mm (0.02") and the windscreen is located forward by 1mm (0.04"). The width of the canopy is narrow by 1mm (0.04"). The total length is the same as FAOTW. So the length is shorter than my estimation by about 3mm (0.1").

Tamiya 1/48 kit review

Tamiya 1/48 kit is a good kit. However, it confuses the long nose Twin Wasp F4F-4 with the short nose Cyclone FM-2. See the following picture. The red and black lines are actual F4F-4. Note that the photo of the kit is a little distorted by the close range of camera. The kit cowl is shorter by 2mm (0.08"). And the diameter is larger by 2mm (0.08"). But, if you build as FM-2, the kit cowl is longer by 2mm. That's just "betwixt and between". And there are some mistakes in wing panel lines and rivet lines. The kit wing lacks two ribs.

Airfix 1/72 kit review

 Airfix's new-tool Wildcat is a rather disappointing kit. The middle of the fuselage is higher and wider by 2mm (0.08"). The other way, the canopy is lower and narrower. The shape of the tail fin is strange. The cowling is too much tapered shape.


There are four main conversion / correction works. That is; one - the engine cowl, two - the correction of the canopy, three - the thickness of the fuselage, four - the extended tail fin.

The engine of FM-2 is replaced to Cyclone R-1820. The new engine cowl was from Hasegawa SBD Dauntless. This kit cowl parts were a little large in the diameter. So they were divided into four parts and glued again. The leading edge is sanded to round the curve.

The cockpit was moved backward by 1mm (0.04"). The True Details resin cockpit parts were set in the fuselage. Shims of styrene sheet were inserted to adhesive line of the fuselage parts to increase the diameter of the fuselage. Kit fuselage parts were bent to enlarge the height of the fuselage. The tail fin was extended using another kit parts.

These are True Detail TD72455 resin cockpit and gear bay parts. The instrument panel and seat are included.

These parts are for F4F-4. So the intercooler is molded and it is different from FM-2. But I didn't correct.

The lower window is visible from the cockpit. But the window is covered with metal sheet in FM-2.

The instrument panel is glued and painted.

The prop of thick styrene sheet was inserted.

The tail fin is extended. The adhesive lines of the left and right parts are staggered to ensure the strength.

The styrene sheet shim is inserted. The fuselage front is extended 1mm (0.04") with styrene sheet.

The shim is inserted lower fuselage as well.

The construction or the fuselage is finished.

The wing

The kit wing is correct as for the outline shape and the airfoil. The oil cooler and outer gun were removed. The upper aileron code should be shortened by 1mm (0.04"). Some panel lines had to be corrected. Note that the ammunition panel of FM-2 was enlarged and the landing light was moved to the port leading edge.

The fuselage, engine etc.

Engraving of panel lines and rivets was finished.

The wing and horizontal fin were glued to the fuselage.

The Cyclone R-1820 engine was from Hasegawa SBD.

Small blisters had been cut from kit wing parts and attached again.

The windscreen and slide hood

The kit clear part is a little narrow and short. So, it was replaced with heat formed 0.5mm (0.02") acrylic sheet.

The kit canopy was used for the wooden mold.

Acrylic sheet was heat formed, cut, trimmed and fit to the fuselage.

The canopy frame was engraved with handmade double needles. Two sewing needles were glued on a rod of plastic sheet.

Heat formed acrylic sheet was sanded with fine sand paper. Then it was polished with rubbing compound.

Painting & markings

Gross Sea Blue was a mixture of Mr. Color #365 GSB with 25% #326 Thunderbird Blue. Insignia Blue is darker than GSB. But most of decals are lighter than GSB. That's why I painted Insignia Blue. It was a mixture of 50% GSB and 50% Black. The star and bar of the wing, unit marking, aircraft number and serial number are custom made dry decals. The star and bar of the fuselage was painted. Because it's difficult to apply dry decals on a curved surface.

GSB was sprayed and the surface was polished with Raplos.

The fuselage insignia was painted.

The wing insignia was dry decals. The position was carefully adjusted with masking tape.

Unit markings were dry decals as well.

At first, I applied four-leaf clover of USS Petrof Bay VC-93. But after applying dry decals, I found the design of the clover was mistaken. So I removed dry decals and re-applied backup dry decals. Finally, the markings is Lt. McElroy's aircraft number 16 of USS Sargent Bay VC-83 (VC-79 in other reference), in 1945. After applying dry decals, clear varnish was sprayed, then the surface was polished with Mr. Raplos #6000 to #8000.


The propeller was scratch-built. Paddle blades were from Tamiya Mosquito. The shape and diameter were corrected. There are two types of spinner as for FM-2. The late style shell shape spinner was from Tamiya P-47.

The trussed structure was added on the kit gear parts. I mistook the number of the holes on the center beam.

The seat was from Tamiya P-47 as well. The seat belt was from Fine Molds Nano Aviation.

There are two types of the head pad and bullet proof board as well. My model features the late style.

The gun sight is from Quick Boost resin parts.

Navigation lights are depicted with UV Clear resin.

The completion

Finally, my FM-2 was completed. According to the original photo, the spinner is shell shape type and painted white of silver (Oops, I mistook), rocket launchers are attached under the wing (Oops, I forgot), the drop tank is white (it might be a good eye-catch), a score marking is painted on the starboard cockpit side (the port side is unknown). Anyway, I was very satisfied with its corrected outline shape. And also I was proud of the accuracy of panel and rivet lines. I'd be happy if you use my original drawings and finish a nice FM-2 model.

The FM-2 history

FM-2s first appeared in the Pacific in early 1944. The hardest battle for FM-2s was the Battle of Leyte Gulf on October 24 and 25, 1944. Total 102 shoot-downs were recorded by FM-2 squadrons among total 341 shoot-downs of all US Navy squadrons in this battle. FM-2s continuously fought at Saipan, Iwo and Okinawa. Finally, total 432 shoot-downs were recorded by 38 FM-2 squadrons and there were six aces.

Construction of F4F-3 Wildcat

I also built F4F-3. It was almost straight from the box except for panel lines and some details of the wing. Additional frames were engraved on the windscreen.

The small blister was made of styrene sheet.

The bulkhead was added on the gear house.

Painting & markings

I selected Lt. Com. John Thach's aircraft number 1 BuNo 3976, in April 1942. The camouflage and markings were not strictly unified in this period. There were variations of the size and position of the insignia, the number and position of red / white stripes. The demarcation line of blue gray is different from later F4F-4. The size of the fuselage insignia is 22 or 23 inches and non-standard. The wing insignia is 45 inches. The aircraft number "1" is painted on the upper wing root.

Blue Gray for the upper side is the mixture of #366 Intermediate Blue, #367 Blue Gray and #335 Medium Sea Gray with 1 : 1 : 2. Light Gray for the lower side is FS36440. I painted a mixture of #338 Light Gray FS35495 and #335 Medium Sea Gray.

I used Tamiya Lacquer Putty for the filling of engraved panel line. In the result, whenever paint was sprayed on, putty became rising up.

The front edge of the kit windscreen is vertically cut out.

So I fixed it with CA glue and plastic powder.

I don't like the Insignia Blue shade of decals in the marketplace. Faded Insignia Blue is a mixture of 50% Sea Blue and 50% Dark Sea Gray. Red and White stripes were painted as well.

White stars and red circles were Aero Master Decals. The stars were cut from decals. The positions of port and starboard fuselage numbers are different each other. Aircraft numbers and personal markings were decals as well.

The position of the upper insignia is confirmed with the original photo. The lower insignia is supposition.

The landing gear was basically straight from the box. Some rods were added.

The completion of F4F-3

In the wake of FM-2, F4F-3 was completed. I engraved all of kit panel lines with photo-etch saw. So, panel lines were not filled with paint but still crisp. When I looked at the completed model, Hasegawa's Wildcat looks a little thin, and the canopy should be adjusted a little backward by about 1mm (0.04"). Anyway, two Wildcats lined up.


Interior colors of Wildcat

I quote from IPMS Stockholm. The interior color of very early yellow wing Wildcat is silver including the cockpit. As for camouflaged aircraft, the cockpit was painted with bronze green. The gear house and other interior were painted very light gray so called Grumman Gray. As for General Motors built FM-1 and FM-2, the cockpit, gear house and other interior were painted Interior Green.

The Wildcat trivia

There is a narrow slit on the fuselage side at the firewall. This crescent shape slit can be seen only from rearward. Tamiya and Hasegawa kit don't depict this gap.

Distinction between Martlet Mk.I through Mk.VI

Martlet Mk.I

Mk.I features the Wright Cyclone R-1820 engine, no cowl flap, lip air intake on the cowl, Hamilton propeller, non-folding wing, two wing guns per each side, no tail hook fairing. The windscreen is located rearward and the slide hood is short. There are variations as for exhaust.

The color profile is Mk.I of No 804 Squadron. Dark Slate Gray looks rather light in the original photo. The fuselage roundel is 36 inches size. The width of the yellow ring of the fuselage roundel is a half size of the original A-1 roundel. The upper and lower wing roundel is 40 inches A type.

Martlet Mk.II

Mk.II features the Twin-Wasp R-1830 engine, one cowl flap, no lip air-intake, Curtiss propeller, shell shape spinner, folding wing, three guns, and the additional window frame on the windscreen. Some Mk.II has a "7" shape pitot tube on the port wing.

The color profile is Mk.II AJ132 code B of unknown squadron. The proportion of the fuselage roundel is anomalistic. The lower wing roundel is 40 inches A type and its center is 50 inches from the wing tip. Upper roundel is guessed that 40 inches B type.

Martlet Mk.III

Mk.III is the same as F4F-3A. That is, Mk.III features the Twin Wasp R-1830 engine, one cowl flap per each side, lip air intake, Curtiss propeller, step shape spinner, non-folding wing, two wing guns, and the additional window frame. Mk.III was originally produced as F4F-3A to export to Greece. However, as the surrender of Greece, these F4F-3As were received by FAA and renamed.

The color profile is Mk.III of No 805 Squadron in North Africa. The US Navy serial is painted. The overall color is US Light Gray. The lower wing roundel is about 50 inches size A type and its center is 80 inches from the wing tip. The upper roundel is unknown but guessed B type and the same size and position. Lately, the tropical land scheme (Dark Earth / Middle Stone) was over painted.

Martlet Mk.IV

Mk.IV features the Wright R-1820 engine, one cowl flap (the position is higher than Mk.II and III), no lip intake, Hamilton propeller, folding wing, and three wing guns (the wing is the same as F4F-4).

This profile is Mk.IV FN114 code φ9*F belonging No 893 Squadron of HMS Formidable in the Mediterranean.

Martlet Mk.V(renamed to Wildcat Mk.V)

Mk.V is the same as FM-1. Thus, it is almost same as F4F-4 except for the two wing guns. Mk.V features the Twin-Wasp R-1830, four cowl flaps, lip air intake, Curtiss propeller, step shape spinner, folding wing, and two wing guns. There are variation as for the antenna pole, tail wheel, rear view mirror, and the IFF antenna.

The color profile is Mk.V code B belonging No 846 Squadron of HMS Tracker. The serial is unknown. The DD stripe is painted on both upper and lower wing. The upper wing filet is painted white (sorry, my profile is mistaken). Note differences of the antenna pole, mirror, navigation light, IFF antenna, and the rear wheel.

Wildcat Mk.VI

Mk.VI is identical to FM-2. It features the Wright R-1820, no lip air intake, Curtiss propeller, folding wing, two guns, extended tail fin, and removed wing oil cooler. There are variation as for the position of antenna wire on the tail fin, exhaust gate, spinner, and the bullet proof plate.

The color profile is Mk.VI of HMS Queen No 853 Squadron. The fuselage roundel is 36 inches. The upper wing roundel is C type 54 inches. The serial number is unknown. My color profile is fictional. The color of the fuselage code letter might be yellow as illustrated in Warpaint.

Serial numbers

 Mk.I AL236-262,AX725-738,AX824-829,BJ507-527,BJ554-570 (81)
 Mk.II AM954-999,AJ100-153 (100)
 Mk.III AX725-747 (USN3875-3940) (30)
 Mk.IV FN100-319 (220)
 Mk.V JV325-636 (311)
 Mk.VI JV637-924,JW785-836 (340)

The comparison of short nose models

The following figure shows the comparison of Mk.I, IV and VI. Note the rear end of the cowling and the position of the windscreen.

The camouflage patterns of Martlets

There are various camouflage patterns for Martlets in existing references. So I checked almost a hundred of original documentary photos of Martlets regarding its camouflage patterns, and I found following knowledges.

In general, there are three main types of Temperate Sea Scheme camouflage patterns as for Martlet Mk.I through Wildcat Mk.VI. Basically, Mk.I is independent, Mk.II and IV are the same pattern with each other, Mk.V and Mk.VI are the same as well. Mk.III is painted US Light Gray and the Temperate Sea Scheme is not applied.


The camouflage pattern is shown in Grumman's official figure 23350-3. This pattern is confirmed by original photos. At first, Mk.Is were painted with Gross Sea Green 28, Gross Flag Blue 24 and Gross Light Blue 27 under surface. When Mk.Is were delivered into FAA, the upper surfaces were repainted with Extra Dark Sea Gray and Dark Slate Gray, but the under surfaces were remained. When White / Night under surface was introduced to the RAF, Martlet Mk.I might be repainted as well.

The following starboard figure shows Mk.I of No 804 Squadron. The port figure shows US original paint scheme.

Mk.II & IV

The camouflage pattern is shown in Grumman's figure 23350-6. The basic pattern is common in Mk.II and IV. The upper and lower roundel size is described as 54 and 51 inches. However, most of actual aircraft had 40 inches size. The fuselage roundel was 42 inches A-1 type or 36 inches C-1 type. Some Mk.IV had a large (54 inches?) upper wing roundel and A-1 type fuselage roundel. The position and size of the serial number is common in Mk.II and IV as well.

The following figure shows as Mk.IV, and Mk.II is the same pattern. Different size and position of each roundel shows variations. A few Mk.II might be inverted coloration. The red figure in the port wing shows the location of "7" shape pitot tube and the green figure shows its sideview shape.

Mk.V & VI

I couldn't find an official figure for Mk.V and VI. So the camouflage pattern is drawn from original documentary photos. The basic pattern was common in Mk.V and VI. The coloration is confirmed by the original color photo. The upper wing roundel is 54 inches and its center is about 80 inches from the wing tip. The lower roundel is 32 inches, the fuselage roundel is 36 inches, and the fin flash is 24 X 24 inches.

Original color photos and drawings

This figure is Grumman 23350-3 for Martlet Mk.I.

This one is 23350-6 for Mk.II and IV.

This G-36A (Martlet Mk.I) is painted original US color scheme (Sea Green 28, Flag Blue 24). Note the propeller tip is painted tricolor.

This is the existing Martlet Mk.I. Original Light Blue 27 is seen on the starboard wing.

These aircraft are identified as Mk.IV by the cowl lip (no intake) and Hamilton propeller. The starboard side of the cowl looks like green.

This is Martlet Mk.V. The port cowl is painted with Dark Slate Gray. This aircraft has small rear wheel and no antenna pole. The gear house is painted with very light color (Sky?).

The illustration technique

Now, I illustrate a blue cylinder with the Inkscape. White gradation is simply overlaid from above on a blue rectangle. And black gradation is overlaid from below as well. The result is following figure.

It is passably recognized as a cylinder. But, the surface looks like matte. So I consider about a mechanism of light and reflection.

The left figure shows reflection on a cylinder. A source of light is above the cylinder. An observer stands on the left side of the cylinder. As this figure, the top highlight is 45 degrees plane and the downward 45 degrees plane is the darkest.

The right figure shows departure points of observed lights (pink lines). The upper edge reflects the light from the opposite side of the cylinder.

The following figure is illustrated with these effects. The surface looks like semi-gross or satin-gross. When I illustrate a color profile, I have this mechanism in the back of my head.

Color profiles

The first profile is FM-2 of VC-93 USS Petrof Bay flown by 1st Lt R.C.Sullivan. The unit marking of four-leaf clover is painted on the upper starboard and lower port wing in the same size. This FM-2 is an early production model featuring a step style spinner.

Next one is the anti-submarine scheme FM-2 of unknown squadron. However, VC-36 of USS Core CVE-13 in the Atrantic of 1944 is the similar scheme and marking style. So it might be this squadorn.

FAA's Wildcat Mk.VI is No 853 squadron of HMS Queen in 1945. The serial number is unknown. My profile is fictional. The upper roundel is 54 inches C type. The color of the code letter might be yellow according to WarPaint. My profile is just a supposition. Both aircraft feature characteristics of the early production model.

F4F-3 BuNo 3976 flown by Lt. Com. John Thach. Note that the position of the starboard letter is a little different from the port side. The demarcation line of fuselage camouflage is unusual. I think this aircraft had been finished in overall light gray and blue gray was painted lately. The second profile is BuNo 3986 flown by Lt. O'Hare. Details of the markings of his aircraft have a supposition.

Yellow wing F4F-3s had been appeared since December of 1940 until March of 1941, and delivered to only VF-4 of USS Ranger CV-4 and VF-72 of USS Wasp CV-7. Thus, tailfins were painted only green (Ranger) and black (Wasp).

Markings of this period (the color of the cowling, fuselage band, wing band, code letters) were systematic. These are described in "Golden Wings 1941-1945 / Squadron Signals ISBN 0-89747-294-2".

Martlet Mk.IV s/n FN114 code φ9*F belonging No 893 Squadron of HMS Formidable in the Mediterranean. Details of this color profile contain a little supposition. This aircraft features the IFF antenna line.


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