**** DONE: 1/48 Grumman F-6-F 3 Hellcat - Carrier Aircraft GB

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  1. meatloaf109

    meatloaf109 Well-Known Member

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    #1 meatloaf109, Aug 5, 2012
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    User name, Meatloaf109
    Name, Paul
    Catagory, Intermediate
    Scale, 1/48
    Manufacturer, Hasegawa
    Model type, Grumman F-6-F 3 Hellcat
    Aftermarket, just the usual bits of stuff, wire, stretched sprue, so on...

    While I was waiting for the putty to dry on the F-8, I thought, "Hey, hows about working on that Hellcat?" and as I had no real answer as to why not, I did.
    Then it dawned on me, I had not posted an entry for it.
    So...
    This fine piece of Grumman engineering will be finished as "Butch" O'Hares mount when he was in command of VF- 6. When he took delivery of the brand new Hellcat it was finished in the "Dark blue,intermediate blue over white" scheme, and National insignia, according to the directive of Jan 21 1943.
    I intend to portray this one on the day he picked it up, clean and new.

    hell1.jpg
     
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    Good choice Paul!
     
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    Nice one Paul. That makes 13 different types in the GB so far, and still lots more to choose from.
     
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    Cool Paul looking forward to this one.
     
  7. meatloaf109

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    Thanks all!
    And Thanks Jan, that sure beats the B&W photos I have!
     
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    Good choice, Paul. Hope my balsa Hellcat comes in soon...

    Charles
     
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    Awesome photos Lucky and waiting for the glue to fly Paul.

    Geo
     
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    Wouldn't be a carrier GB without a Hellcat. Nice one Paul.
     
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    Great choice Paul, looking forward to this one.
     
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    #12 meatloaf109, Aug 5, 2012
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    Look! Look! I've got a "siggy"!
    Thanks Chris, I couldn't have done it without you! (Literally, the design, and even getting it on the page!)
    Actually, I couldn't have done it, period. All I did was say "Wow, that's cool" and then hit the wrong buttons!


    See, there it is!
    Down here!
    Yay!!!!
     
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    :lol: NICE! (it's the helmit that makes it)
     
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    Totally agree!
    The glue is a'flyin, and some paint too...
    The IP and side panels are a combo of kit decals, colored pencils and some MM yellow and red, thrown randomly at bits of plastic. (In between Effin-up some clear and concise instructions on computer-machine usage)
    I'm not happy with the molded-on harness on the seat, so no picture of that until I get something better going on.

    f89.jpg
     
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    No sweat Paul, you're most welcome mate!
    Looks great, off to a good start!
     
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    Good choice on the hellcat Paul!
     
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    This Hellcat was a neat choice. I have a decal a pretty basic Academy wildcat and enough decals to put together one of Butch's early Wildcat fighters. I'm thinking of doing that along with my build of Thach's fighter.
     
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    great start Paul
     
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    That would be cool! The more "cats" the merrier!
     
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    True! Who's first with the Bearcat?
     
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