Italeri 1/72 Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat

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  1. Profa

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    Allright, here we go with the first post of mine...
    Here we're talking about Cat from Hell of Lt. Cmdr. Richard Stambook, VF-27, USS Princeton during the Battle of the Leyte gulf, october 1944.

    Model is made OOB and is painted with handbrush, using Humbrol enamels (34/144/77) and MM gloss and matt cotes. Wash was made using dark grey Vallejo ModelColor, which was followed by matt cote and heavy weathering by pigments...
    There are still some minor errors to be corrected - have to paint antena mast and fix joint between canopy and fuselage...

    Please don't have mercy with comments and critics - going to be brave after my first post and stand the fire :rolleyes:
     

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    Hallo Profa,


    First of all welcome to the forum and greetings from Poland.
    Secondly, I think you have done a good job.The model looks good, the weathering is made nice and sensitively.Nothing more to say.Great !!!:D :D :D

    keep them comming.:D
     
  3. Heinz

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    Welcome to the forums,

    With Wojtek here mate, she looks awesome!

    Weathering is just right :)
     
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    agree with the others, shes ver nice mate! Welcome to the forums!
     
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    Nice job, especially while using a paintbrush....
     
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    Love it...! Keep 'em coming...!
     
  7. Matt308

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    Are you kidding me? You think you will receive ill reviews for that? Beauty. Especially from one who has made hundreds of 1/72nd aircraft, that is wonderful. Please post some more with mid-build pics.
     
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    Nicely done agree with everyone else!!:D
     
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    Nice job with handbrush !!! The weathering is so nice ! Well Done !

    Chreers,

    Lucas
     
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    Bloody beauty mate! I've got that one (The Revell boxing ) on 'very slow' build myself, nice to see how good she can look when she's done..!

    (You did a better job than I did on the cockpit from what I can see) :)
     
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    Very impressive Profa! I like the paint job!
     
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    Looks good to me.
    Ed
     
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    That's handbrushed? WOW!
     
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    very nice! Aren't they the same decals you get in the Revell kit?
     
  15. Profa

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    Don't know about the Revell kit, I know only that these decals are way too big for this scale (like mixed up with 1/48) :mad:
    Here are some mid-build pics, as requested:
    Something like 4 layers of white:
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    Second layer of medium blue (1 more was to follow):
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    1st, 2nd and 3rd layer of navy blue:
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    Gloss cote and decals, with a little help of MM setting solution for the panels:
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    Lower side of the starboard wing before and after the use of pigments:
    [​IMG][​IMG]

    Since I'm working with the paintbrush, canopy goes on at the very end... Here I had a "minor" problem with it... Fortunately, that was nothing a little Mr. Surfacer, careful sanding and overpainting/wash couldn't fix, as seen on the finished model... :D
    [​IMG]
     
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    Really nice.:D THX for posting.:D
     
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    Welcome to the forum. You did a really good job there. Excellent. Gz
     
  18. Heinz

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    Great work. Im guessing you used some kind of thinner to make the paint lose its surface tension a bit and lose any brush strokes?
     
  19. Profa

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    No, paint goes straight from the tin can to the surface... :)
    The only time I use thinner is when I work with some old Molak or Precision paint and for cotes (dull and gloss).
     
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    Ah ok like me then :)

    You have done a magnificent job Profa.
     
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