EDUARD 1:72 F6F-3 Hellcat, VF-16, USS LEXINGTON CV-16, late 1943
This build brought back memories of my childhood on the ’50s, early ’60s building Monogram F6Fs. Though the surface detail is great, typical Eduard, i felt the need to replace many smaller detail parts with the following.
Brassin resin P&W resin engine (with copper wire ignition wires)
QuickBoost Mk.VIII gunsight, main gear doors and cowling flaps.
BarracudaCast main wheels
Master Models brass gun barrels
miscellaneous Part P.E. used
Prop was replaced with one from a Tamiya F4U-1 Corsair
all formation lights are scratch built, brake lines added to main gear legs, uschi super fine aerial wires.
paint is custom mixed Tamiya Acrylics over HGW wet Transfer rivet set #721011. the paint is polished with micro mesh 12,000 grade clothes, exposing the rivets in wear areas
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