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1/48 Hasegawa Grumman Hellcat Mk II

November 16, 2014 in Aviation

This is 1/48 Grumman Hellcat finished several years ago with the markings of FAA 808th squadron from HMS “Khedive” during May 1945.
Inaccurate cowling replaced with Obscureco F6F3 / 5 corrected cowling.
Cockpit modified by Eduard instrument panel and Ultracast resin seat.
The painting was done with Tamiya and Gunze Sangyo acrylics.
Decals were from Aeromaster #48399
The last modification was Squadron vacuform canopy.
Happy modelling & Carpe Diem

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14 responses to 1/48 Hasegawa Grumman Hellcat Mk II

  1. A most impressive and well photographed build, Tolga… are your usual fine examples. Well done indeed.

  2. Terrific Hellcat Tolga, great weathering as usual, and nice photos as well. I am impressed that you can remember what all was done to an old build. I for one, have a hard time remembering anything about a model once it has spent some time on the shelf.

  3. Another excellent contribution Tony.
    Great paint work.

  4. Very nice indeed Tolga. I like the weathering on this one. I wonder how effective this camouflage was over the ocean. Well done!!!!

  5. A very well built and finished Hellcat Tolga.
    An excellent example of your great work.
    Well done sir.

  6. Ho-hum, another Tolga Ulgar masterpiece built to the same standard of excellence. 🙂

  7. Tolga, Wonderful model. I wish I had your painting skills. Really cool.
    California Steve

  8. Excellent Hellcat Tolga. Always like to see them in F.A.A. colors, and your finish and weather are just right.

  9. What else is there to say, Tolga, I always enjoy looking at your postings.

  10. Excellent work. A distinctive finish.

  11. No idea how one could further improve modelling above Tolga level.
    In this case I particularly love the satin finish and the decent weathering.
    And the FAA colour scheme!

  12. What a great Hellcat, your modelling is awesome !

  13. Just fantastic! Nicely photographed too!

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