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1/48 Hasegawa “Year of the Cat” F6F-5K Hellcat “Target Tow / Drone “

by Louis Gardner on January 20, 2018 in Aviation -- 8 Comments

Here she is in all her glory……………. hot off the work bench. This one was built as one of four F6F Hellcats that I was building at the same time in our “Year of the Cat” Group Build. I wanted […]

Hasegawa 1/48 “Year of the Cat” F6F-5 Hellcat, the first U.S. Navy Blue Angels plane

by Louis Gardner on January 7, 2018 in Aviation -- 27 Comments

Tonight’s presentation is hot of the work bench. It is the second completed build for this year, (but most of the work was done last year…………..). I have been building a set of four Hasegawa F6F Hellcats as part of […]

Hasegawa 1/48 “Year of the Cat” NAS Daytona Beach F6F-3 Hellcat “Flight 138” 1945

by Louis Gardner on January 2, 2018 in Aviation -- 28 Comments

Well the New Year is off to a great start……………. I just finished up the first model for this Year. Granted, most of the work was done last year, so it only needed some little things completed to make it […]

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.