1/72 Academy F6F-3 Hellcat (USS Princeton)

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  1. wingnutz

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    #1 wingnutz, Jun 12, 2009
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    Hey folks,

    This is the second installment of my "Battle of Leyte Gulf" builds. It's a 1/72 Academy F6F-3 Hellcat kit, finished in the navy tri-color scheme during WW2 in the Pacific. This particular aircraft depicts the mount of Lt. William E. Lamb, VF-27, USS Princeton, circa October 1944, which shows the "Cat Mouth" nose art of the VF-27 squadron.

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    Colors were Gunze acrylics, weathering with a combination of airbrushed and Mr Hobby pastels, decals were from the kit itself. A flat coat to finish it off. Aerials were nylon invisible yarn.

    The centerline tank straps were replaced with aluminum strips, while the .50 cal guns were replaced with brass pipes. The engine cowling flaps were also cut to allow for these to be opened more.

    Hope you folks like this weathered project as much I enjoyed building it...
     
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    It looks great and resembles a 1/48th scale kit rather than a 1/72nd... Top notch work...

    U really should try and join our PTO Group Build with ur next installment...
     
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    great job!... it's tough to get the weathering right.

    very cool and awesome subject matter
     
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    Wow, great work! And Dan's right, why not join in?
     
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    Excellent work!
     
  6. wingnutz

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    thanks, i would be happy to join the PTO GB...next up would be the bombers...
     
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    Well then, u better get ur ass in gear then, cause the Build started at the end of April.... There are many different Builds goin on right now, u should take a look in the PTO Section...
     
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    She's a mean bird mate, love the blood shot eyes and teeth. Must have had a bad night!
     
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    Or one hellova great night followed by a horrendously loud morning...
     
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    done the kit justice -well done
     
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    Man, that's just fricken beautiful...........
     
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    Very nicely done Wingnutz, that it is a superb effort in 1/72nd. Very nice indeed. Jim
     
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    :thumbright: Nicely done mate!
     
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    beautiful work wingnutz! :thumbleft:
     
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    muchas gracias seƱores...

    hope i did justice to this aircraft...
     
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    I like that Hellcat! "Cat Mouth" Excellent!:D


    All the best!
    Dusan:)
     
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    Excellent!
     
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