**** FINISHED: 1/48 Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat - Carrier Aircraft GB

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  1. meatloaf109

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    #1 meatloaf109, Oct 10, 2012
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    Username, Meatloaf109
    Name, Paul
    Catagory, Intermediate
    Scale, 1/48
    Manufacturer, Hasegawa
    Model type, Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat
    Aftermarket, The usual wire and stuff. Oh, and a grey hair for the antenna wire.


    Great kit, I got it for a buck or two at the thrift store. Typical Hasegawa fit and detail that I enhanced with the additon of plug wires, oil lines and a screen for the intake. I enjoyed every minute of this build.
    Finished as VF-6 "Butch" O'Hare's Early -3, as picked up at the Grumman "Iron Works" in March 1943. Minimal weathering, just some exhaust marks from the test flight prior to active service.

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    Thanks for looking!
     
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    Looks great, Paul ! Nice paint job, too.

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    Nicely done Paul. :)
     
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    #4 meatloaf109, Oct 10, 2012
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    Thank you, Sirs!
     
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    Excellent job Paul! A fresh Grumman Hellcat right off the assembly line!
     
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    Well done Paul. I like the clean look.

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    I love it Meat, she is a real beaut
     
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    Good work Paul!
     
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    well done Paul, very nice
     
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    Nice one Paul, and makes a pleasant change to see a sqweaky-clean, new kite too.
     
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    Thanks guys!
     
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    Good work Paul.
     
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    Well done
     
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    Top job Paul.
     
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    Excellent job, I love the blue on this bird, definatley my favorite in this build so far :D
     
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    Yahs done good pilgrim.
    I see you took the pictures in your front yard eh?

    All kidding aside, you do nice work, great entry to the build.
     
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    Paul a really nice clean build and I like the added intake grill a nice touch Well done.
    Vaughan
     
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    Well done Paul, looks good man....
     
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    #19 meatloaf109, Oct 11, 2012
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    Thanks Bill!
    Yeah, see the neighbors boat? I'm letting him park it next to my place. Makes it look like I'm high class.
    I have to use the hood of the truck, the house is full of Snoopy's!
     
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    Vaughan, Wayne, coming from you guys that is high praise indeed!
     
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