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Vintage Lindberg 1/72 F6F Hellcat (with just a few tweaks)

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 decals fr[...]

Minsi III – F6F-5 Hellcat, Eduard 1/72

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 -made the pos[...]

“Flight 19 Lost Squadron 75th Anniversary Tribute” Accurate Miniatures TBM-1C Avenger as FT-81

First off, I want to thank all of you who held off posting your articles so we could keep our Flight 19 builds together. That was very kind of you and considerate................ Flight 19 ................. The "Lost Squadron" was previously [...]

1/48 Hasegawa Ki-100-1 Empire of Japan Group Build

Thanks to Louis Gardner for starting this GB as it gave me a reason to build some of the Japanese A/C in my stash. The Ki-100-1 was quite a successful fighter and gave the allies all they could handle towards the end of the war. The Ki-100 was d[...]

F6F -5N Hellcat over Brooklyn.1/72 Eduard

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 of a co[...]

1/48 EDUARD F-6F3 Hellcat

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, FW-190 and[...]

Black Cat

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 Edition,an[...]

Eduard 1/48 F6F-3 Hellcat review

The 1/48 Eduard F6F-5N Nightfighter with Illumination is finished.

This build is the 1/48 Eduard F6F-5N Hellcat Nightfighter. This is Eduard’s “Weekend Edition” so it comes with some resin detail accessories like radar pod, gun barrels, exhaust pipes, and under wing antenna. I also added Eduard’s photo etch coc[...]

1/48 F6F-5N Hellcat

This is the Eduard Weekend Edition kit built with a few add ones. The model represents the Hellcat flown by VMF(N)-533’s Captain Robert Baird on Okinawa in the summer of 1945. Baird became the Marines’ first night fighter ace with this plane.[...]