have the instructions for the kit with you at the
moment, you can access them on the e-shop in
electronic form. By comparing the plastic parts
specified in the kit instructions with the resin
sets, you will get answer to the question of which
resin set to buy. To illustrate, I am attaching
renders from the construction of the engines so
that all readers can see the differences.
Yes, it may seem complicated to some. If
we didn’t care about the design of the F4F-3
model and made only one cover (as most model
companies would probably do) and then offered
one aftermarket engine, we would have greatly
simplified our lives. But then it wouldn’t be us!
Our philosophy is to cover the given subject with
the highest possible degree of accuracy and
historical faithfulness. It requires the study of all
available and most up-to-date references and a
series of discussions with experts on the given
topic. And we think that even modelers should
devote some time to studying the materials and
also the texts that we publish in the instructions
when preparing to build their model. We provide
this information to modelers precisely to help
them choose camouflage schemes and to
clarify as much as possible the technical and
camouflage specifics of each aircraft offered in
the kit. Short and sweet: We put a lot of effort
into preparation, and we expect modelers to put
in some effort as well. Through this joint effort,
models faithfully corresponding to the originals
according to all available materials can be
created. In the end, we won’t have to spend time
through customer support answering questions
that the modelers can answer relatively easily on
their own. The days when a modeler had to make
such an engine from scratch are not so distant,
and the effort required for such scratchbuilding
was quite considerable. Today, you only need to
decide on which one to choose from our options.
And I think that’s decent progress ...
F4F-3 mid production version engine. Reducer with two magnetos, side intake for air cooling and two types of
upper intake on the front of the cowl ring; variant with one or two separate cooling flaps on the side covers.
F4F-3 late version engine. Reducer with two magnetos, side intake for air cooling and two types of upper intake
on the front of the cowl ring; three cooling flaps in a row above each other on the side covers.
F4F-3A engine. Reducer without the two magnetos, no side intake for air cooling; single cooling flaps on the side