F6F -5N Hellcat over Brooklyn.1/72 Eduard
This is a Eduards over tree kit, no decals no PE, perfect, I didn’t need the kit decals and I don’t do PE to well. The markings are of a F6F-5N of the Navy Reserve stationed at NAS Floyd Bennett Field Brooklyn NY. 1949. There is a bit of a connection with the Forgotten War as at least two Reserve F9F Panther squadrons [VF-831 and VF-837] stationed at Floyd Bennett were activated and deployed on the USS Antietam flying missions over Korea . They were permanently activated becoming VF-153 and VF-154. My connection with the base was with the navy reserve unit I was assigned after my active duty, by that time there was no flying being done out of there.
It was a straight forward build, no filling required. for the orange ban I used decals from a minicraft C-121, the rest I botched together from spares. I did the -5N variant so I could load it with the 20mm cannon.
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