Late in the Hellcat mini informal GB, is one that I built when the kit was relatively new from Hasegawa. Around 1997 I built this one back in the day when the world wide web was still growing. The days when Fine Scale Modeler, Scale Modele[...]
a few days ago it seemed as if all Hell had broken loose, nothing but Hellcats were seen right here. So I thought let's wait a little while until hey all think there are safe again and then.... BANG!
here they are back again, Hellcat[...]
Just saw another Monogram Hellcat posted here so I thought I'd post another. I added an interior with plastic card and a modified seat from a T-6. A cross member was added to the rudder post for the extra antennae and the post behind the canopy [...]
Could not resist joining in on the Hellcat photofest.
To join the Hellcat parade, here are four from my shelves.
Pic #1 1/32nd Hasegawa built as a F6F-3
Pic #2 1/48th Hasegawa F6F-3
Pic #3 1/48th Eduard F6F-3
Pic #4 1/48th Hasegawa F6F-5
I posted several photos of the Eduard Weekend Edition Hellcat II a couple of years ago when I built it. I added resin wheels, straps for the drop tank from scrap p/e, and p/e belts. This is the best Hellcat kit available today. Very enjoyable[...]
This is a Hellcat Mk. I of No. 800 Sqn. FAA flying off HMS Emperor and flown by Lt. Blythe Ritchie. According to Eduard, he scored two and one shared Luftwaffe aircraft in this Hellcat. The Mk. I is the F6F-3 in Royal Navy service.
This is my[...]
A few of the F6F Hellcat models I've built over the years. All are 1:48 scale and they list as follows:
1st two pictures are Otaki's F6F-3/5 kit, built as a -3, flown by Lt. Alex Vraciu of VF-6, off USS Intrepid, (CV-11) Feb 1944.
2nd two, ar[...]
As a continuation of the recent Hellcat themed articles, here's another one for your enjoyment tonight. This is "Minsi III", F6F-5 bureau number 70143. This is the plane in which he scored the last 23.5 kills of his 34 total.
This is another o[...]
Eduard's 1/48, done right after it's initial release. Prop and tires were replaced with Hasegawa items, and a true Details cockpit set used. The small decals are also Hasegawa. The finish represents a Lexington fighter flown by an ace from VF-16[...]