F6F-3 Hellcat – 1/72 Minicraft/Academy
Calling it done. Lt. Alex Vraciu’s F6F-3 Hellcat with VF-6 on USS Intrepid (CV-11) in June 1944. Minicraft/Academy 1/72 scale kit with aftermarket resin/photoetch cockpit by Aires and decals by PrintScale. Only at the last minute did I discover I couldn’t make it open cockpit because the kit cockpit was too thick - wouldn’t slide back.
Not a great kit - it’s really a F6F-5 with poor detailing, a bad paint job, and an incredibly bad gloss coat before decaling - the weathering and decals cover up a lot. But the second picture is how far my last Hellcat got (Matchbox - when I realized how bad the kit was I gave up) so I am making progress.
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