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French Hellcat- 1/48 Hasegawa F6F-5

by Dan DeSilva on August 19, 2017 in Aviation -- 34 Comments

I have always wanted to build a French Hellcat, and years ago when i was able to get hold of some Model Art decals I set aside a Hasegawa 1/48 F6F-5 for this build. After some research, I noticed that […]

Leyte Gulf; the Orphans of the USS Princeton.

This is my first attempt at a diorama and it’s been a steep learning curve. I wanted to create a scene that captured something of the spirit of the carrier groups that fought so bravely such a long way from […]

1/48 Hasegawa F6F-3 Hellcat, The Great Mariana’s “Turkey Shoot” Lt. Arthur “Payne” Whiteway, VF-16 “Fighting Airedales” USS Lexington

by Louis Gardner on June 19, 2017 in Aviation -- 33 Comments

Today and tomorrow marks the 73rd Anniversary of the Mariana’s “Turkey Shoot”, which happened on June 19th and 20th, 1944. It is sometimes called the battle of the Philippine Sea, where the Japanese lost an estimated 550 – 645 aircraft, […]

Tribute to the Princeton and the men and Hellcats of VF 27

by David leigh-smith on May 15, 2017 in Aviation -- 24 Comments

The USS Princeton (CVL-23) was lost on October 24th, 1944 at the battle of Leyte Gulf, after a single bomb hit the aft elevator and several ‘locked and loaded’ Avengers. Eight F6F’s from Fighting 27 were on patrol and engaged […]

Idea for a new group build with Aircraft, Armor, Automobiles and what have you: “Year of the Cat”…

by Louis Gardner on May 13, 2017 in News -- 71 Comments

We have our Midway Group Build that is scheduled to finish around the 75th anniversary of the battle, which ran from June 3rd through the 7th. We have made provisions that allow for projects to be posted after the deadline, […]

1:48 scale Eduard F6F-5 Hellcat

by Drew Tarter on May 2, 2017 in Aviation -- 36 Comments

Here’s my latest effort, Eduard’s 1:48 scale F6F-5 Hellcat ‘Weekend Edition’ (which, ironically, took me six months to complete.) The Eduard series of 1:48 scale Hellcats were hailed as the best in scale when they were released in 2008. They […]

Academy 1/35 M18 Hellcat GMC, WWII NW Europe 1945

by Gary Stevenson on February 7, 2017 in Armor -- 3 Comments

Another kit I enjoyed completing more than ever after adding bags & boxes etc. I hope all you guys & gals out there like it! Cheers.

1/48th Hasegawa F6F-3 Hellcat USN PTO WWII

by Chuck A. Villanueva on December 17, 2016 in Aviation -- 24 Comments

Late in the Hellcat mini informal GB, is one that I built when the kit was relatively new from Hasegawa. Around 1997 I built this one back in the day when the world wide web was still growing. The days […]

Hellcats, Hellcats nothing but Hellcats

by René Hieronymus on December 12, 2016 in Uncategorized -- 11 Comments

Hi there, a few days ago it seemed as if all Hell had broken loose, nothing but Hellcats were seen right here. So I thought let’s wait a little while until hey all think there are safe again and then…. […]

MONOGRAM 1/48 F6F-5K HELLCAT DRONE

by George Henderson on December 9, 2016 in Aviation -- 8 Comments

Just saw another Monogram Hellcat posted here so I thought I’d post another. I added an interior with plastic card and a modified seat from a T-6. A cross member was added to the rudder post for the extra antennae […]