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WIP Update 2: 1/32 Trumpeter Hellcat in Royal Navy FAA Markings

This is my second update for this commissioned build. As you can see from the photos the aircraft is mostly fully assembled. This update is focused on painting process. The paint used is Vallejo and Tamiya acrylics. The paint used in the pic[...]

Work In Progress: 1/32 Trumpeter F6F-5 Fleet Air Arm Version

It's been a while since I have posted an article; I was getting the shakes so decided to do a work-in-progress piece. This is my latest commissioned build started 10/1/18. It is the 1/32 Trumpeter Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat but will be finished in [...]

Troublesome Hellcat

Hi Folks: just finished the 1/72 Dragon F6F-3. I wanted to do the wing-fold for some time. The carrier deck is from Verlinden. However, at least with this kit, or my patience, I found the many parts fiddilly and the kit directions were not frien[...]

GRUMMAN F6F-5 HELLCAT Heller 1/72

Hi all I had this very old Heller kit sitting in my stash for over 30 years. Due it's age it was not engraved panel lines, so I decided to use it as a practice for my first ever try to engrave panel lines in a kit. It was not perfect but I've l[...]

F6F Hellcat Diorama (1/48) – “Anatomy of a cat”

Hello everybody, this is my first submission to iModeler, and I hope you like it. This tiny virtual museum diorama features Jasmine's awesome "skeleton" Hellcat. I've added an Eduard R-2800 engine - which is quite challenging - and other goodi[...]

Year of the Cat

This is an out of the box Eduard kit of the F6F-3. This is a very nice kit with the exceptions of the decals. I had a problem with some of them wandering and warping all over the place. I managed to save the significant decals for this particula[...]

1/48 Hasegawa “Year of the Cat” F6F-3K Drone

Hello again all. This is the last of the four Hellcats I was building at the same time for the "Year of the Cat" Group Build. I finished this one up a few nights ago, and photographed it last night. I wanted to build some Hellcats with mark[...]

1/48 Hasegawa “Year of the Cat” F6F-5K Hellcat “Target Tow / Drone “

Here she is in all her glory................ hot off the work bench. This one was built as one of four F6F Hellcats that I was building at the same time in our "Year of the Cat" Group Build. I wanted to build something different, so I chose [...]

Hasegawa 1/48 “Year of the Cat” F6F-5 Hellcat, the first U.S. Navy Blue Angels plane

Tonight's presentation is hot of the work bench. It is the second completed build for this year, (but most of the work was done last year..............). I have been building a set of four Hasegawa F6F Hellcats as part of our current "Year of[...]

Hasegawa 1/48 “Year of the Cat” NAS Daytona Beach F6F-3 Hellcat “Flight 138” 1945

Well the New Year is off to a great start................ I just finished up the first model for this Year. Granted, most of the work was done last year, so it only needed some little things completed to make it whole. One down and three mo[...]