Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat® Expert Set kit has six wonderful colour options. Today we present kit’s markings with four bonuses available out of the box. Decal sheet includes markings for ten aeroplanes and double set of stencils, control panel and seat belts. They are especially useful when you preorder deal package with second set of plastic parts (‘overtrees’, available until 16th August 2021).

Markings options:

Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat, white 84, squadron VMF-121, Cpt. Joe Foss (26 aerial victories), Guadalcanal, October / November 1942.


Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat, black 8-26, squadron VGF-27, ex-Operation Torch aeroplane, Guadalcanal, April 8, 1943.

Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat, black 6-F-8, squadron VF-6, USS Enterprise, April 10, 1942, a week before Doolitttle Raid on Tokyo.

Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat, 5093 / white 23, squadron VF-3, USS Yorktown, Lt.Cdr. John S. Thach (3 aerial victories in first mission), Battle of Midway, morning June 4, 1942.

Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat, 3512/29-GF-10, squadron VGF-29, USS Santee, crash landed by Ens Joseph M. Gallano during Operation Torch, French Marocco, November 8, 1942.

Grumman Martlet II, AJ148 / Ø-7A, 888 FAA Squadron from carrier HMS Formidable, Oran, Algeria, December 14, 1942.

Bonus markings:

Following markings are also included in decal sheet from the box. Colour profiles you can find in instruction.

  • Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat, black 53, squadron VMF-121, Cpt. Joe Foss, Guadalcanal, October/November 1942 and January 1943. The first Foss’s aeroplane, who flew it to Guadalcanal with black 13 number. The number was changed to 53 to avoid confusion with Cpt. Marion Carl’s aeroplane.
  • Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat, white 50, squadron VMF-121, Cpt. Joe Foss, Guadalcanal, October/November 1942.
  • Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat, 5171/ white 1, squadron VF-3, USS Yorktown. Aeroplane flown by Lt.Cdr. John S. Thach when he shot down Cpt. Tomonaga from IJN Hiryu, Battle of Midway, afternoon June 4, 1942.
  • Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat, 03511/29-GF-1, squadron VGF-29, USS Santee, Lt. Cmdr. John T. Blackbourn, Operation Torch; November 8, 1942.

See also:

  • Historical articles on marking schemes and other useful information you can find here.

  • Buy Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat Expert Set in Arma Hobby webstore.

Fighting Squadron Three (VF-3) and “Jimmy” Thach in the Battle of Midway

F4F-4 Wildcats from VGF-29 in Operation Torch

The Début of the F4F-4 Wildcat

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