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Grumman Hellcat F6F-5N, Hasegawa 1/48

Classic model from Hasegawa. Have tried to use an old resin kit for the cockpit but it was a terrific fail :-P I finally used the original part from the kit. I used for the first time paint from MIG Ammo. I had some issue with the Navy Blue col[...]

Family, Friends, Food, Florida and Flying but not necessarily in that order…..

Today I had the pleasure of meeting with Jaime Carreon and Joe Caputo (fellow Imodelers) for the very first time in person. The misses and I headed to New Smyrna today with Jaime and Joe............ The first stop was a great visit at American[...]

On This Day…November 29th.

F6F Hellcat of VF-1 lands at Tarawa Atoll (Betio) on November 29, 1943. 18 year old Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya is led to her death on November 29, 1941 for her crimes as a Russian partisan. She was tortured before her hanging and her body left f[...]

On This Day…November 24th.

Alfred Magee Jr returns to the light carrier USS Cowpens (CVL 25) unaware that he has a catastrophic fuel leak on 24th November, 1943 during the Gilberts raids. Despite taking hits in his Hellcat and being on fire, Magee landed the aircraft safe[...]

On This Day…November 21st.

Three Avro 504's in Belfort, France, preparing before a raid on the Zeppelin sheds at Friedrichshaven, South Germany. This was the first strategic air raid in history. The three pilots took off carrying four 20lb bombs each, none of them having[...]

On This Day…November 18th.

Recovery of a crashed aircraft in Billington, Huron County, Ontario on 18th November 1943. There are few details of this event, my own thoughts are it’s the remains of an early Siskin of the Royal Canadian Air Force; be very pleased to hear any[...]

Airfix 1/24 Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat – Visual review

So here is a detailed pictorial review of what Airfix is bringing us with their brand-new 1/24 scale Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat kit. The phographs contained herein have been taken at the 2018 Scale Modelworld and show a full set of 9 greay plastic s[...]

Telford kit news: Airfix announces a 1/24 scale Grumman F6F Hellcat

Reporting live from IPMS Scale Modelworld in Telford, here is the newest announcement from Airfix, fresh from the show floor. We have been expecting something big and impressive, and the choice of 1/24 scale does not disappoint :) Having said[...]

On This Day…November 10th.

In memory of those who never came home. On November 10, 1951, while on a combat mission, First Lieutenant Mike Rebo was part of flight of 12 F-84Es attacked by 24 to 30 MIG-15s 30 miles southwest of Pyongyang, North Korea. The last radio mess[...]

F6F Hellcat – 1:32 Hasegawa

First, let me say this—I originally wanted to title this post, “To Hell with this F6!” But, thought our web site benefactors wouldn’t appreciate it. However, my fellow builders, this kit was anything but fun. Maybe its because I’ve been dist[...]