A few years ago I was at a local club day admiring the work done by my fellow modelers and mooching through the boxes under the tables of models for sale (always the best bit of the day for me) when I came across the Hobbyboss Hellcat, I [...]
Well it's been a long time since I got round to posting something but I have been plugging away in the man cave and checking in every day to see what everyone's been building.
The Hellcat is one of my favorites along with it's little [...]
I ended up taking a step back from modeling with the nice summer weather setting in and having multiple tasks around the house and garden. What I did not plan was the course of action required after a few medical tests due to a few [...]
One thing about the Lindberg kits I have built is that the parts fit properly. All I did to this kit is open up the closed engine face and add a spare engine, some guns and an antenna. Everything else is out of the box. I did use the [...]
This is one of Capt. David McCampbell's Hellcats.
The kit is well engineered, the fit is great.
List of modifications:
-riveted the entire surface
-changed the .50 cal barrels to metal tubes
-brake cabels added to the landing gears
This is a Eduards over tree kit, no decals no PE, perfect, I didn't need the kit decals and I don't do PE to well. The markings are of a F6F-5N of the Navy Reserve stationed at NAS Floyd Bennett Field Brooklyn NY. 1949. There is a bit [...]
Fun little kit, out of the box. Eduard made it too easy with this one, no need for filling, sanding, correcting...everything fit like a charm. This was the first time I got a chance to compare Hellcat with previously assembled Bf-109, [...]
The FAA used quite a number of Hellcats,and one of those was completely painted in glossy black!
Though there are a number of controversies,I decided that such a camo shouldn´t be passed by...
The kit used is the 1/48 Eduard Weekend [...]