Completed models for 2015!
I managed to get four kits done this year.
First is the Hobby Boss, 1:32 scale, Stormovik. This one was the single seat on skis. Good kit, with a couple of fit issues with the outer wing panels, but I enjoyed building it, and will build another, hopefully the two seat version.
Number two, is Eduard's fantastic F6F-3, "Hellcat" in 1:48 scale. A beautiful kit that really builds well. I thought the detail was a little soft in the cockpit, and the prop hub is, "eh", but again, a real beauty
Third, is another F6F, this time a late -5. This kit has the same issues as the "-3", and it too is a beautiful kit. I love those Eduard "Hellcats"...
Fourth is the Hobby Boss FM-2, "Wildcat", in 1:48. The kit itself, OOB is a real disappointment when compared to other "Wildcats" in this same scale. Even the other Hobby Boss releases better represent the aircraft they are designed after. I had to use Vector's correction set on the forward fuselage, cowl, prop, wheels, control surfaces, cockpit (Borrowed from the Sword kit) and engine. Still I enjoyed the build and it came out pretty good.
Thanks again for looking at my post, and I hope you all have a great evening.
Freddie from LI
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