Grumman XF6F-1 Hellcat, the “Copycat” 1:72
July 10, 2016 in Aviation
this week I will start with a little series of one of my favorite aircraft, the Grumman Hellcat.
During the years I have built several versions of this aircraft and I will show you a few of them, that is if you like. And which one would be better suited to start with than the Hellcat prototype. Due to its great resemblance to its predecessor the F4F Wildcat it was sometimes referred to as the “Copycat”. The main difference between this early version and later Hellcats: this one features a slightly modified cowling, cuffed propeller with a spinner as well as different main gear doors as well as few other minor details.
I started this from an Eduard Hellcat kit, perhaps the best kit in 1:72 available at the moment. Until today I have built over 40 Hellcats, mostly in different versions and I will show you quite a few of them during the next week
Have fun with this little beauty and if there are any questions, just let me know.
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