1/72 Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat USS Essex (CV9) Oct. 1944 from Eduard
Hello, this is my first US NAVY rollout. I have build the 1/72 scale Eduard Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat flown by LTJG Arthur Singer, VF-15, USS Essex, Oktober 24-25, 1944.
This kit is the “weekend edition” from Eduards very nice little Hellcat. I added some spare parts for the droptank belts, and the specs plate on the Pratt & Whitney, thats all. I realy like the AK Real Colors series, so I ordered the paint set number 25 “WW2 US NAVY & USMC AIRCRAFT LATE COLORS”. You can easily grind and polish theese colors and they dry very fast. I recommend to use the AK Real colors thinner, cause alcohol an/or water does not worked for me.
As you know, I like my models presented in a kind of diorama. I added some figures from Preiser to the scene (they are originally Luftwaffe mechanics). The “propeller motion” is hand driven, see photo…) There is no pilot in the cockpit, I know : ) please forgive me.
Hope you guys like it.
Here is the 2nd Hellcat rollout: https://imodeler.com/2019/09/1-72-scale-eduard-grumman-f6f-5-white-71-vf-20-uss-enterprise-1944/
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