1/48 Otaki F6-F3 Hellcat
The 1/48 Otaki F6-F3 Hellcat, as old as it is, still makes up into a fine looking model. While comparing this to my new Eduard Weekender kit, there were plenty of subtle differences, but we’re talking decades apart, and the Otaki still holds it’s own. I had done this one years ago, and noticed a missing antenna while taking the pics. I’ve always liked this paint scheme, but never realized how difficult it was to find an F3 in any other scheme. (help, Tom) It was a fun build and can still be found, inexpensively, because of it’s age, at various vendors. I decanned and mixed my own colors, and used kit decals.
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