Looking for F6F Hellcat Photos or Drawings of Wing Details

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  1. BSquared18

    BSquared18 New Member

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    Hello,

    Can anyone direct me to or download to this thread photos or detailed drawings showing straight-on views of the F6F Hellcat's wing sections where the wing fold occurs? Images of both the inner wing section and the outer one?

    Preferably any photos would show the wing end details with the inner and outer wing sections separated so a straight-on view is possible.

    Photos from a scale model that shows the details would be fine too.

    Below is an example of what I'm looking for, but this is of an Avenger, not Hellcat.

    Thanks,
    Bill

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    Thanks. Yes, I have seen these. Not the straight-on perspective I'm looking for, but some of the best photos I've found so far. Still looking for those straight-on images.

    Regards,
    Bill
     
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    This one comes from a site called cybermodeler.com. I hope it is what you wish.

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    Thanks. The problem is that pesky outer-wing section that covers up the inner-wing section. As you can see from my photo at the start of this thread, in that case the outer-wing section has been removed. That condition isn't photographed very often, which is why I'm having a problem finding a clear view of what the inner-wing section looks like.

    I would settle for detailed plans of the plane, if I could find them for free.

    Below is the best image I've come up with so far. Still looking for the "holy grail" photo straight on. Keep 'em coming. Appreciate your help.

    Bill

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    Thanks everyone who contributed. Since I was unable to find exactly what I wanted, I opted to use the Avenger image (that I started this post with) to photo texture the equivalent area on the Hellcat model I'm building in SketchUp to use in X-Plane.

    Below is an image of the result. The outer wing section is hidden to better show the inner section. Some tweaking will be needed, but it should suffice. It's a combination of 3D modeling of braces and holes, and the photo texture from the Avenger image, changed to grayscale in Photoshop. I had to eyeball the 3D parts since I was working off of photos shot at an angle, instead of having planes.

    All in all, I'm satisfied.

    Bill

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    #7 vikingBerserker, Feb 20, 2013
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    This is the best one I have. It's from F6F Hellcats At War by Cory Graff
     

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    Not the best choice, but that is all I have found.

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    Very interesting. I'll add them to my collection.

    Bill
     
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    I ran the one photo through Photoshop. Below is the result.

    Bill

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    #11 Poor Old Spike, Feb 23, 2013
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    Poor Old Spike....that is the required size for this forum other wise the photos take forever to upload.

    Geo
     
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    But great pics, thanks for posting them.
     
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