**** DONE : 1/48 Hellcat Mk I JV-131 No 800 Squadron HMS Emperor

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    #1 Crimea_River, Feb 2, 2010
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    Username: Crimea River
    Name: Andy
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    Model: Hellcat Mk I
    Scale: 1:48
    Manufacturer: Eduard
    Aftermarket add ons: None planned. Mostly OOB with possible scratch built parts

    Description of aircraft to be modeled is provided in the below excerpt from the Eduard instruction sheet. Internet searches so far have not revealed the pilot for aircraft JV-131. However, Blythe Ritchie piloting sister aircraft JV-132 (code EoF) scored one of the few victories over the Luftwaffe by a Hellcat on May 8, 1944 during Operation Hoops in Norway by downing an Fw-190A from JG-5.

    I have collected only two photo references for machines in this unit and these are included below. Any more information and references would be most welcome!
     

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    Should be a good 'un Andy. I'll have a look through my refs to see if there's anything on this aircraft.
     
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    Nice Andy. I always liked the look of the Hellcat in those colours :cool:
     
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    Nice kit CR - you'll do well with one I'm sure. 8)
     
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    Great Andy. :)
     
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    This should be good, might give me some ideas for when I do an Eduard Hellcat...:D:D
     
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    nice one Andy, just ordered that duel combo kit for myself
     
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    Nice choice Andy. :)
     
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    Greta choice Andy. Looking forward to your build.
     
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    Good choice.

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    Great choice Andy!
     
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    Good selection Andy, If by chance you can pick up a copy of Scale Aircraft Modeller Vol 31 Iss 9 for November 2009, it has a very good article on building the Eduard F6F Hellcat. Though not the same model kit, it has some good photo detail of construction.

    :hotsun: :hotsun:
     
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    Thanks Vic. I'll see if I can track it down.
     
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    If you have no luck, let us know and will scan the article and e-mail it to you.

    :hotsun: :hotsun:
     
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    May not be your unit but, here are some on D-Day
     

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    Dude, those aren't Hellcats but, you know, that other plane that Terry doesn't like.

    Good period pic though. Thanks!
     
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