Eduard 1/48 F6F-3
In march 1945 the U.S. Navy had to rein in production of the Hellcat at Grumman’s busy New York facility as production numbers reached a staggering 600 per month. All together a total of 12,275 Hellcats were produced in just over two years! This impressive workhorse quickly gained air superiority in the pacific, defending the fleet and achieving a kill ratio of 19 to 1 !
The kit is was a random draw award for January 2019, completed this past November. Assembly went well as painting was made easy because the wings and horizontal stabilizers can be left off and painted separately. All paints were Tamiya and Gunze acrylics.
Two separate canopys are included (open and closed) as you can see from the photos, i used both. i also included one pic without the drop tank.
8 additional images. Click to enlarge.