I figured it was time to crank up the Gardner Iron Works assembly line again. These are coming down the line very soon. As soon as I finish the Ki-27 “Nate’s” and 1/35 Tamiya Panther D from Kursk.
Here’s the first one, and how it will be finished in overall Glossy Sea Blue. I haven’t decided yet on number 33 or 24. I know for a fact that #33 crashed on take off from the Daytona Beach NAS when it lost engine power and became a glider. I’ll probably go with this one………………………..
It’s actually a F6F-3 that was overhauled probably at Jacksonville NAS (Naval Air Station), just before being flown down to Daytona Beach NAS, which was my home for many years. I grew up there and never knew the history behind the local “International Airport”.
This is the Hasegawa kit I’m starting out with.
The next F6F is a dash 5 version and was used by the Blue Angels as their first team demonstration planes. I’ll be starting out with this kit shown below.
and be using these decals:
Finally will be a target tow or a drone plane.
For starters, this is the kit I will be using.
and the decal sheet which offers a ton of choices…………………
So please follow along and as always, comments are encouraged.