For Jim

Started by Spiros Pendedekas · 172 · 12 months ago · 1/48, F6F-3, Hasegawa, Hellcat, Jim Sullivan
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    Spiros Pendedekas said 1 year, 2 months ago:

    This will be my entry to honor Jim: the Hasegawa 1/48 -3 Hellcat, aboard USS Essex. It is the initial 1995 (or so) release.
    "Speak my name and I will live forever"

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    John vd Biggelaar said 1 year, 2 months ago:

    An excellent choice to honor Jim, Spiros @fiveten
    Looking forward to it.

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    Spiros Pendedekas said 1 year, 2 months ago:

    Thanks my friend @johnb!

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    Spiros Pendedekas said 1 year, 1 month ago:

    Here are the kit contents...

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    John vd Biggelaar said 1 year, 1 month ago:

    The contents look promising, Spiros @fiveten

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    Spiros Pendedekas said 1 year, 1 month ago:

    Thanks my friend @johnb! This kit is almost 30 years old and does not look out of place today! Bravo Hasegawa!

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    Spiros Pendedekas said 1 year, 1 month ago:

    Some progress..

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    said 1 year, 1 month ago:

    A great start, @fiveten

    One cannot go wrong with a Hellcat and Hasegawa. I'll be very interested to follow your progress.

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    Louis Gardner said 1 year, 1 month ago:

    Spiros Pendedekas (@fiveten)
    I have built quite a few of these Hasegawa Hellcats. They are a great building plane. They have good details and are not too fussy to assemble. Recently I picked up some of the newer Eduard F6F-3's and later dash 5's. I have a few more of the Hasegawa kits left in the stash, and I hope to build them before I attempt one of the Eduard kits.

    I will definitely be looking for the next installment.

    Thanks for joining the Jim Sullivan group, and for the continued support here on Imodeler. You are a true friend.

    Take care, and please tell QC!1 and QC2 not to go too hard on this latest Hellcat on their maiden test flights with it. Remember to talk to them about VNE !

    Although these real life 'Cats were pretty tough.

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    Spiros Pendedekas said 1 year, 1 month ago:

    Thanks so much, my friend @tankgrrl! Indeed, it is a very nice kit!

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    Spiros Pendedekas said 1 year, 1 month ago:

    Thanks as always, my friend @lgardner! The Hasegawa Hellcat van still hold its own today and that says a lot for an almost 30 years old mold. It builds nicely so far.

    QC1&2 are currently in Vne testing phase of some of my simpler, older builds, so, hopefully, the Hellcat will make it to the finish line before Vne testing ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„

    Thanks so much for your continuing support here in iModeler: you are also a true friend.

    Looking forward to your Hellcats!

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    John vd Biggelaar said 1 year, 1 month ago:

    This is a promising strart, Spiros @fiveten

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    Spiros Pendedekas said 1 year, 1 month ago:

    Thanks so much, my friend @johnb!

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    Spiros Pendedekas said 1 year, 1 month ago:

    Spark plug wires added to the prominent first cylinders row...

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    Eric Berg said 1 year, 1 month ago:

    Another Cat for Jim! Looking forward to seeing this one straight through to the finish. Youโ€™re going all out with that engine, Spiros @fiveten.