F6F-3, Eduard 1/48

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  1. ajcmac

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    Just come home. The Dual Combo Hellcat from Eduard. A reissue that brings the wheels in resin from Brassin.

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    As the Hellcat MK I is not more than a F6F-3 and I have a sheet of decals for the F6F-3, I will build the model that represents the F6F-3 of Lt. Alexander Vraciu. A WWII ace with 19 victories.


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    Airplane photo with Alexander Vraciu.

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    Sign made with fingers after having downed six Japanese bombers in just eight minutes.

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    Here the aircraft after their 19 victories.

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    Best regards

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    I completed the engine...

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    and the propeller.

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    Regards

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    Great stuff. That's an excellent kit for fit and you should do well with it. I love the prop.
     
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    Cockpit painted with Gunze H-25. It's the first time I have used the Gunze paints in interiors. Let's see what will be, when I apply the lights and shadows.

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    Looking good! :thumbright:
     
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    Looking very nice. I have one these on the stack. I am looking forward to watching this build.
     
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    Got 2 myself, just need to fit one in some time....
     
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    Got one in the stash so lets wath this, nice prop and engine, looking good.
     
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    Thanks for the comments.

    I finished the cockpit.

    The dashboard.

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    I glued the belts.

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    All ready to close the fuselage.

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    I glued the wings...

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    and then the fuselage.

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    Here everything ready to start painting.

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    Regards

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