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Grumman F6F Hellcat

Trumpeter 1/32 F6F-5 Hellcat

Here are the highlights and the downfalls of Trumpeter's Hellcat. The model captures well the stalky outlines of this great fighter. Wing fold part design is superb. Easy to install and does not strain plastic hinges. A tow tractor kit is [...]

Eduard 1/72 F6F-3

VF-27 was first established as VGF-27 at NAS Norfolk, VA in April 1942. Redesignated as VF-27 in March 1943 and initially equipped with F4F-4 Wildcats, it was a busy squadron, taking part in many operations. In early 1944 it was [...]

The Somewhat Unappreciated Hasegawa F6F Hellcat

I've been away from iModeler for quite a while, but I haven't been sitting idle. I've been tinkering with several "Shelf of Doom" projects in various stages of construction, and i decided to rebuild and repair a favourite of mine [...]

Grumman F6F Hellcat, Fujimi

Greetings, friends and modelers. Back posting again after life got busy. I'm easing my way back to modeling by repairing and upgrading an old Fujimi F6F I had originally done in the 1990s. Decals had flaked and my repairs were [...]

Hellcat II

Built this at the same time as the Hurricane I posted here a few weeks ago but only got around to finishing it this morning. Fairly straightforward build, could have done without the separate fin-tip antenna post which was instantly [...]

F6F-3 Hellcat 1:72 Cyber Hobby CV-51 USS San Jacinto.

(link) How to fly Hellcat vid: (link) I received the Hellcat model completely unexpectedly for my name day. I didn't even know that the model was available under this brand. After looking at the contents of the box, I was sure it would be [...]

Speak my name and I shall live forever: Jim Sullivan Memorial

Designed as a successor to the F4F Wildcat, the Hellcat’s origins can be traced back in 1938, with the contract for the prototype XF6F-1 signed on 30 June 1941. Instead of the Wildcat's narrow-track, hand-cranked, main landing gear [...]

F6F-3 Hellcat (Eduard 1/48)

This is recently re-issued 8227 ProfiPack with a well-known Hellcat in this scale. I wanted to try new Eduard aftermarket offerings, so I've added 3D printed wheel bays and bronze legs. It's nice additions to the quite old kit, especially [...]

1/72 F6F-5 Hellcat

My attempt to make headway on my stash of unbuilt kits settled on a second 1/72 Academy F6F this week. In 2021 I built this kit as Alex Vraciu's F6F-3 - (link). This time I would build the kit as a F6F-5 in overall Glossy Sea Blue. I [...]

Hellcat F6F-5 1/48 Hobbyboss

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 [...]