**** DONE: Hellcat Mk.II ,1839 Sqn FAA - Aircraft in Foreign Service GB

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  1. rochie

    rochie Well-Known Member

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    #1 rochie, Jan 4, 2012
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    ok now i have time i thought i'd jump in this one

    subject Hellcat Mk.II JZ935, 1839 Sqn FAA, HMS Indomitable, Okinawa April 1945
    User Name: rochie
    Name: Karl
    Category: intermediate
    Kit: Eduard
    Scale:1/48
    Accessories: kit supplied PE set

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    I like it Rochie. To me, British camo always adds to any aircraft. Waiting for info to do a Canadian flown one.

    Geo
     
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    thanks !

    ok first question.
    any body know what colour the landing gear and the inside of the gear doors were painted ?
    eduard say everything was painted in the same as the overall gloss blue
     
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    Good one Karl. I have the weekend edition of that kit and it looks very nice.
     
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    Just did a quick glance through 4 books, silver, aluminum, light grey and blue. f6f.JPG
    I'll look for some more FAA ones for you.

    Geo
     
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    I think these areas were left of the US colours.
     
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    I looked through the Aero Detail book and again saw different colors.
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    VERY nice Karl!

    It'll be the same as F4Us, overall Dark Sea Blue, including landing gear. Geo, pictures 1 and 3 show the Dark Sea Gray/Dark Slate Gray/Sky scheme, which had white or aluminum landing gear I believe, whereas pic number 2 shows the same exact plane as Karl is doing. Once the US Navy moved to the overall DSB scheme, everything on the exterior of the plane was painted DSB, including gear wells, and landing gear. They even removed the blue surround from their roundel, though for some reason some F4Us retained it. Also once the US switched to that scheme, they no longer specially painted them for the FAA and just shipped them DSB.
     
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    #9 fubar57, Jan 4, 2012
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    :thumbup:


    EDIT....love this site, always learning.
     
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    Nice one Karl! I built that kit for the Invasion Stripes GB and I think Cory has the answer you're looking for there.
     
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    Interesting choice, Hellcats are cool looking planes.
     
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    thanks guy's looks like all gloss blue it is, makes it a bit easier !

    Andy i will look through your thread when it comes to putting all the big bits together
     
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    #13 vikingBerserker, Jan 4, 2012
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    Very cool!

    Here is a pic from F6F Hellcat At War by Cory Graff
     

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    I've not ever seen a Hellcat in Royal Navy markings. This'll be interesting.
     
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    Now this would make an interesting build!!!

    Great choice Karl.
     
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    Nice Karl, got the same combo set sure looks good in the box!
     
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    A ripper choice Karl - get stuck in!

    Cheers

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    am struggling with PE for the first time, although it looks great when done i'm not sure its worth it, for me at least and have not used a lot of the very small PE bits !!!!

    pics in a bit
     
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    #20 rochie, Jan 5, 2012
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    ok i've spent 3 hours fiddling with the photo etch this morning, i'd painted the parts yesterday
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