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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[...]

Eduard’s 1/48 FAA Hellcat Mk.II

Eduard's Weekend Edition Grumman Hellcat Mk.II finished in the markings of No.1844 Squadron FAA, based on the aircraft carrier HMS Indomitable stationed off Okinawa around April 1945 & piloted by Sub Lt. W.M.C. Foster. Completed back in Ja[...]

French Hellcat- 1/48 Hasegawa F6F-5

I have always wanted to build a French Hellcat, and years ago when i was able to get hold of some Model Art decals I set aside a Hasegawa 1/48 F6F-5 for this build. After some research, I noticed that the drop tank on French Hellcats and late se[...]

Leyte Gulf; the Orphans of the USS Princeton.

This is my first attempt at a diorama and it's been a steep learning curve. I wanted to create a scene that captured something of the spirit of the carrier groups that fought so bravely such a long way from home in the Pacific. The 'Work In P[...]

1/48 Hasegawa F6F-3 Hellcat, The Great Mariana’s “Turkey Shoot” Lt. Arthur “Payne” Whiteway, VF-16 “Fighting Airedales” USS Lexington

Today and tomorrow marks the 73rd Anniversary of the Mariana's "Turkey Shoot", which happened on June 19th and 20th, 1944. It is sometimes called the battle of the Philippine Sea, where the Japanese lost an estimated 550 - 645 aircraft, 3 more[...]

Tribute to the Princeton and the men and Hellcats of VF 27

The USS Princeton (CVL-23) was lost on October 24th, 1944 at the battle of Leyte Gulf, after a single bomb hit the aft elevator and several 'locked and loaded' Avengers. Eight F6F's from Fighting 27 were on patrol and engaged around 80 Japanese [...]

1:48 scale Eduard F6F-5 Hellcat

Here's my latest effort, Eduard's 1:48 scale F6F-5 Hellcat 'Weekend Edition' (which, ironically, took me six months to complete.) The Eduard series of 1:48 scale Hellcats were hailed as the best in scale when they were released in 2008. They ar[...]

1/48 Eduard F6F-3 weekend edition

I have wanted to build an F6F-3 with red surrounds on the insignia since I first saw the initial Hasegawa F6F-3 boxing. I like to research my subjects, which can be very interesting and a little deflating at the same time. Apparently it is unlik[...]

Academy 1/35 M18 Hellcat GMC, WWII NW Europe 1945

Another kit I enjoyed completing more than ever after adding bags & boxes etc. I hope all you guys & gals out there like it! Cheers.