Dirk's 1/144 Revell F6F-3 Hellcat "The Cat's mouth"

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  1. dirkpitt289

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    Here is Revell's 1/144 F6F-3 Hellcat

    Brief History of the F6F-3 "the Cats Mouth" Hellcat

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    The model represents an F6F-3 Hellcat of VF-27 as it appeared in October 1944 when it served aboard the USS Princeton. This was the only squadron of US Hellcats throughout the war that uniformly displayed markings other than those officially sanctioned by the Navy. Pilots Carl Brown, Richard Stambrook, and Robert Burnell, designed the cat-mouth markings during VF-27's training at Kahului Naval Air Station, Maui, Hawaii, in March and April 1944.

    All 24 of VF-27s F6F Hellcats were so marked when the squadron embarked aboard the light carrier USS Princeton on May 29, 1944. When the Princeton was sunk by Japanese aircraft off the eastern coast of Luzon in the Philippines on October 24, the defending Hellcats were forced to recover aboard other carriers where they were promptly directed to comply with Navy regulations and eliminate the nose art.

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    Of course it's not 100% accurate but what can you do? I had hopped to add the wing gunns but it didn't pan out. To date this is the smallest kit I've ever assembled. In the end It was a tiny model that provided a great deal of fun. Money well spent i might add. If I come across this kit again I may just get a few more for another idea I have
     
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    I like it!

    I'm stuck in the 1/72 rut right now and don't have the guts yet to go to 1/48. 1/144 sure does seem fun though, nice job!
     
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    Nice work!
     
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    Neat little Hellcat! Good job!
     
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    Neat.
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    Man that's tiny, very nice!
     
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    Nice one Dirk !
     
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    Thanks guys
     
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    Good one Dirk..!
     
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    That´s nice Dirk !

    Take a look at this (maybe you can use on your next projetct ;)

    1/144th Scale

    All best !
     
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    I'll never understand how the heck you guys work with PE in this scale.
     
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    Good God in heaven in man! How do you even see something that small let alone work on it? Hats off to you, it looks great! Well Done!
     
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    Great stuff Dirk!
     
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