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George Damian
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1/48 Eduard F6-F3 HellcatAlex Vraciu White 19

March 14, 2022 · in Aviation · · 11 · 1.2K

This was my entry for a local group build with a „feline” theme. Started with an week end edition kit, added some photo-etched seat belts and Techmod decals for the plane of Alex Vraciu.

It started on the wrong foot since I used the wrong fuselage and when I realized the mistake it was too late to do something about it, so I pushed forward. Then the Techmod decals for the insignia simply broke, I have no idea what happened, put them into water, the paper rolled onto itself and when it unrolled tore the film. In the end I had to use a mix of insignias from the kit with those from Techmod. Fortunately the numbers and other stencils worked just fine. For the colors I used Tamiya paints, a mix of lighter shades. I kept the weathering to a minimum, just a pin wash and some oils along the landing gear.

After all looks decent to me. Following the starting mistake I tried to avoid any more stupidities as I want to keep it in my collection (Alex Vraciu!). I guess I'll re-visit the subject in the future, but for now I am pleased with the result. And finally I got around to take and edit some decent photos.

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11 responses

  1. Nice job, George! I like the nice clear photos too.

  2. Nice clean build! Looks great.

  3. Nice job, George! Amazing model.

  4. Great job, George!

  5. Looks really nice, I've also had similar issues with Techmod decals the one time I used them.

    I've been really wanting to get a pair of Eduard Hellcats, but I'm having trouble finding them! One day I'll get one done I'm sure.

  6. The Hellcat is a good looking brute, and I love it in the tricolor camo. Yours looks great.

  7. Despite the wrong start, it turned into a real gem, George @georgedamian
    Beautiful paintwork.

  8. Nice build. I've been wanting to add Vraciu's Hellcat to my collection for years. You may have just inspired me to get 'er done!

  9. Nice work, George. I love Eduard Hellcats.

  10. Gary, Greg, Cooper, Spiros, Harvey, Walt, John, Joe, John - thanks guys, glad you liked it.

  11. Great work George, an awesome Hellcat, it looks great hey.

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