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This is the first aircraft modelI have made. it is totally out of my comfort zone.
the diorama depicts Marine pilots getting ready for a sortie. off an Aircraft Carrier
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Craig Abrahamson said on November 11, 2015
Looks a lot better than MY first one – (where’d ya get the figures?).
Jim Sullivan said on November 11, 2015
Hello Thomas…Thanks for sharing your first aircraft build with us. That Hellcat was a nice choice of subjects for sure. What kit did you use? I’m guessing it’s 1/48th scale? I think you’ll find that each succeeding build will be better than the previous one. I doubt there’s any of us that doesn’t remember our first model plane. Thanks again for letting us see your work and I look forward to seeing your next build.
Thomas Sweeney said on November 11, 2015
Craig The figures were a kit i purchased a while ago.
it was be Tamiaya’
Gents thanks for the kind remarks
Craig I just remembered the figure kit was by Tamiya the Hellcat is by Hobby boss and is 1/48 scale
Bernard E. Hackett, Jr. said on November 11, 2015
Tamiya WW II U.S. Navy Pilots w/ moto-tug. A nice set that can be used as a group briefing, or the figures parcelled out for various naval aircraft of the period. Aircraft tug is included, with a driver, and two sailors toting a box.
But that’s not all! Also, (drumroll) a pair of wheel chocks! And two kinds of towbars! (rimshot) A must have item! (seriously, this is a worthwhile purchase for your WW II carrier or ground dioramas) And cheaper than resin! More bang for your buck! Or yen, or franc, or piaster!
Thomas, is the Hobbyboss Hellcat the one with folding wings as an option?
Benard Yes it be built with folding wings
Drew Tarter said on November 16, 2015
Great first effort, Thomas! Thanks for posting.
George Williams said on December 2, 2015
Let’s see some more, Thomas, I love these aircraft carrier dioramas.
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