1/48 Eduard Hellcat II
This is the recent Eduard Weekend Edition Hellcat II. I finished it with Humbrol enamels and kit decals. I also added True Details wheels, Eduard seat belts, and scratchbuilt the drop tank retention straps from scrap brass. This kit is the first Hellcat that I've ever built that I've been happy with. It beats Otaki and Hasegawa hands down and is great value for money. The cowling is a bit tricky and I ended up with a gap on the bottom that needed fixing. This was the kit's only glitch that I can think of. It's great kit that was a lot of fun considering that I just finished reading "The British Pacific Fleet" by David Hobbs.