Hasegawa Hellcat – the 1/48 F6F-3 by Tony Prince
Being a lover of carrier borne aircraft & the USN WWII in particular, I built this kit a few years ago (pre Eduard), but noted the adverse comments regarding the ‘smile’ on the cowling ring. Being very happy with other aspects of the kit I raided an unused Otaki kit & amputated the relevant bit from that. Near perfect fit! The rest or the build went smoothly enough & I had a lot of fun with the weathering afterwards, so much so that I built another (a F6F-5) with a Quickboost cowling;
Hope you like it.
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