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Ye Olde FROG Hellcat. Fun with old plastic. I'm sure we all know this classic..... It does need a little help to make look acceptable. Mainly fix the canopy, adjust wing dihedral, and lengthen the landing gear. I lengthened the sliding portion and shortened the windscreen. I enlarged the windows behind the sliding portion and will fill those with clear window maker. Wings were glued on at correct angle and filled. Rather than lengthen the struts that I have mostly had little success with, I just lowered the mounting holes with square styrene. Print-Scale Decals were used for Lt(jg) Alexander Vraciu of the USS Intrepid, February 1944. My own mixtures for the U.S. Navy colors using MMP paints that performed very well. All out-of-box except the canopy and decals...and the gun sight. I think I could have gone a little heavier with the weathering, they got fairly nasty out there on the carriers. Next to the several Spitfires on the shelf, this was genuinely a big aircraft. Thanks for following along this long.