***** FINISHED: 1/30 Grumman Hellcat - Carrier Aircraft GB

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  1. ccheese

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    #1 ccheese, Nov 30, 2012
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    1/30 Grumman Hellcat - Carrier Aircraft GB

    Username: ccheese
    Name: Charles
    Category: Intermediate
    Kit: Guillows rubber powered balsa/tissue F6F “Hellcat”
    Scale: 1/30

    Accessories: None that can be purchased. However, I am going to make the rudder in two pieces. Ditto for the stabilizer. We’ve all see aircraft parked. In most instances, the elevator is in a down position. This one will be down also. And, I am going to make the ailerons separate, so I don’t have to outline them with tape. I wanted to put the flaps down, but.... the flaps in the F6F were only in the lower section of the wing, and I have no way of splitting the wing.

    Because the landing gear will not arrive in time, I am declaring this build finished - Gear Up !

    The pic's were taken outside and I had a bit of wind to fight with.

    Charles
     

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    #2 N4521U, Nov 30, 2012
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    Well done........
    In any kind of wind I bet it was spinning in......
    I'm sure glad we have this aspect of building now.....
    For that, I thank you Charles.
     
  3. Vic Balshaw

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    Great one Charles you got some good poses there. Also surprised you haven't received the landing gear yet as yet.
     
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    Looks fine the way it is!
     
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    that's a beaut Charles, and that rear-end shot looks quite dramatic, the way the lighting catches it.
     
  6. ccheese

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    Wojtek has been very sick, plus, there for awhile, he was on duty every other day. He sent me a PM saying he was sorry, but just could not finish before the end of the GB. So.... it's gear up !

    Charles
     
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    Nicely done Charles.
     
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    Gear up it is. Very nice Charles and I echo Bills post.

    Geo
     
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    Great work Charles! I think the Hellcat always looked nicer gear up anyway myself.
     
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    Well done Charles.
     
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    Thanks, Fella's.... The positive comments are appreciated.

    Charles
     
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    Top job Charles,well done
     
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    Nice work Charles!
     
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    Great looking build Sir!
     
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    Beautifully done!
     
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    :cool: Well done Charles. Again I do apologize. :( :oops:
     
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    She turned out fantastic, she does look much better in the air than on the ground :)

    Well Done Charles :)
     
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    Agreed all the way around!
     
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    sorry i missed this one Charles, looks great
     
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    Sure the hell does! Very cool! :cool:
     
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