Otaki’s Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat in 1/48 scale
This kit has been in my stash since before I had a stash! At the time Otaki kits were state of the art but this one served to provide a better cowl ring for a Hasegawa build & so just stayed put for years. As I was about to start on an Eduard Hellcat I decided to have a bit of fun with the old one first with the addition of the original Hasegawa cowling suitably altered, plus the spare Eduard canopy. Everything else is OOB except for a scratchbuilt cockpit interior & seatbelts. Fit was good, Engraving good, assembly straightforward. It looks fine alongside my two Hasegawa builds & no, I still haven’t built the Eduard kit although it’s near the top of the “to do” pile. Just to show there’s plenty of fun in the old kits after all these years!
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