Hellcats, Hellcats nothing but Hellcats
a few days ago it seemed as if all Hell had broken loose, nothing but Hellcats were seen right here. So I thought let's wait a little while until hey all think there are safe again and then... BANG!
here they are back again, Hellcats straight outa Hell!
As you can imagine I have quite a soft spot for this kitty. So far I have build over 40! of them all in the same scale of 1:72 and I'm going to show them all to you, so let's start with this batch here.
First is a very early F6F-3 Hellcats which can be recogized by its paint job and the 6 stars placement. For this conversion I used the fantastic Eduard kit, and modiified among other things the fairings around the guns.
Next in line is another F6F-3 with the red surounded insignia. Otherwise nothing specail about this Hellcat which received a little modification in its port wing.
Next is what I call the heavinly Hell Cat, a F6F-5 in Blue Angel livery. This is no mistake or a WIf, the Hellcat was indeed the very first Blue Angels aircraft.
Next in line is a brand new looking F6F-5 of VF-24 aboard the USS Santee. Once again based on an Eduard kit with only a handful alterations.
Next is a F6-5K Hellcat Drone or what I call "a go to hell-Cat"
add to this another quite colorful bird, a F6F-5 in the role as a Target Tow aircraft.
And snce cats always love to prowl in the night, a Night fighting Hellcat is an absolutely "must have", so here we go, a F6F-5N in the markings of VMF (N)-542
Finally my famous "Super Hellcat" the infamous F6F-7 "one hell of a Cat"
Ups, I almost forgot the most important of them all! The prototype which started all this mayhem, so here she is the XF6F-1 Hellcat or should we say Mommy Hellcat?
p.s.just to make sure I have at least another 2 dozens of them so beware of the Cat!
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