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  1. Grumman Hellcat MkII 1:48 The Royal Navy received 252 F6F-3s as Hellcat I under Lend-Lease. Production continued until November 1945 by which time 7870 F6F-5s had been built, of which some 930 had been supplied to the Royal Navy as Hellcat II and 1434 of the total had been completed as F6F-5N night-fighters. Ultimately, the Hellcat equipped 14 FAA front-line squadrons. The first Hellcat Mark Is started to be delivered to the Fleet Air Arm on 13 March 1943, FN321 and FN323 arriving three months later, in June 1943 to the A and C Flights of A&AEE, Boscombe Down for service trials
  2. Navy Bureau Numbers and aircraft serial match up Now I know there are dangers in assuming a logical BuNo/serial match up, but I thought I’d have a go. I used Joe Baugher's US Navy/US Marine Corps Aircraft Bureau Number database and cross referenced it with the data provided by Sturtivant and Burrow in their book ‘Fleet Air Arm Aircraft 1939 to 1945’, published by Air-Britain Publications. Doing this, I came up with following; Hellcat I Production Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat I Serial Numbers: FN320-FN449 & JV100-JV221 BuNo to serial relationship 04850-04859 = FN320-FN329 0
  3. There's some interesting releases from Eduard in 1/72 and 1/48 in April for WW2 fans. All prices currently TBA. There's another variant of the Bf110 in 1/72, this time the Bf110C-6. I've not seen much about this kit but it's a limited edition kit and from the price Hannants are advertising it at (£28.00) I would suspect that there is some brassin parts (probably the 30mm cannon) in this as well as the usual mask/etch. I know it sounds expensive for a 1/72 but the Eduard Bf110 kits are really nice kits and I don't see a weekend version of this coming out, so if you want this version, this will
  4. I've been away from the modelling bench over 6 months. Combination of home stuff and work left me very under-enthused. So I've started this as a way of hopefully getting my mojo back. It is intended as a quick build - but we will need to wait and see as my last go at a quick build stalled. So first the box and sprue shots (although I am guessing this is fairly well known kit). Box top: Decals: Sprues (after a quick wash): The intent is also to have a play with some Italeri acrylics that have appeared in my local hobby shop. The price looked pretty good, I'll try them out first just
  5. Originally released in the 1960s and available (yet again) this year it has been superseded by the fantastic offering from Platz. I'll be building this OOB + filler + sanding + tears + filler + sanding...
  6. We've got a bonus batch of various 1/72 kits now listed at extra special prices! Minicraft - PB4Y-1 Liberator 'Easy Maid' and US Navy Anti Sub Patrol - one of each for £15.00 per kit Eduard - Grumman Hellcat Mk I/II Royal Navy Dual combo £13.35 per kit (2 in stock) MPM - Meteor MK I Ltd Ed £9.75! 2 (in stock) Hobby Boss - Hawker Seahawk FGA.6 £6.00!!! (6 in stock) So if you fancy a half price Sea Hawk or 2, or any of the others, go on our website and get ordering but hurry as these are listed on Ebay as well! http://www.mjwmodels.co.uk/index.asp thanks Mike
  7. This will be my build for the GB, part of a birthday gift package given to me by some very good friends. Not liking the scheme that came with the kit I decided on a FAA scheme I'll be doing it minus the D Day stripes so she will look something like this The kit is very nice and through the course of the day it flew together Cockpit Fuselage interior Assembled Wings Wings, Fuselage and Tailplanes Engine Engine Cowl More soon
  8. For all of you who helped me out with the "FAA Hellcat Conundrum" thread, here's the result... Painted inside and out with Tamiya acrylics: Dark Grey, Olive Drab and 50/50 Sky + White for the camouflage 50/50 Green + Yellow for interior areas As for markings, the ID codes were masked and painted, roundels are from Xtradecals and all other decals came from the kit sheet. I've been told that the Hobby Boss kit has some pretty bad flaws, but it looks like a Hellcat to me.
  9. Hellcat F6F-3 1:48 Eduard - Weekend The Grumman Hellcat was a US Navy World War II carrier based fighter aircraft designed to replace the earlier Grumman Wildcat. Although the two aircraft do look similar the Hellcat was a completely new design from Grumman. The aircraft featured the Pratt & Whiney R-2800 as used by the Chance Vought Corsair & The Republic Thunderbolt. The Hellcat proved to be a well designed fighter able to stand up to carrier operations and the rough air fields used in the Pacific Theatre of operations. Grummans initial design was in fact so good that the Hel
  10. Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat Eduard 1:48 Profipack This is another re-release of their Grumman Hellcat kit. This time though in a Profipack format. The styrene is the same as that found in the weekend edition I reviewed late last year, which you can read here, Hellcat Weekend Edition. Whilst the kit is the same, Eduard have added some extra details, including a new engine cowling in styrene, etched parts, and resin wheels. Once again, apart from the additional parts, the build is exactly same as that found in the above review, so I’ll not repeat myself here.
  11. R-2800-10 Engine for Eduard F6F-3/5 1:48 Eduard Brassin (648056) This impressively busy set is to replace engine and upper cowling of the Hellcat kits 8221 and 8433, plus any future -3 or -5 kits that they release, which I'm sure will turn up from time to time. The box is Eduard's familiar Brassin cardboard box, and it's not especially easy to tell what kits it is intended for, as the sticker on the top just says "for Eduard kit". The type is on the sticker to the side, which might get ignored if you were in a rush. Inside the box, nestling between a stack of foam slabs are a quar
  12. F6F Hellcat Propeller with Tool for Cyberhobby Kit 1:72 Quickboost from Aires Whilst the fanfare that accompanied the release of Eduard’s superlative Hellcat somewhat overshadowed that of Cyberhobby’s new kit, the Hong Kong based manufacturer’s offering is still a class act and is worth considering, particularly if it can be found for the right price. Indeed, if you want to build your Hellcat with folded wings, it has a distinct advantage over the Eduard kit as it provides that option. Now Quickboost has released a replacement propeller to enhance the basic kit. The
  13. F6F Hellcat Propeller with Tool for Cyberhobby Kit 1:72 Quickboost from Aires Whilst the fanfare that accompanied the release of Eduard’s superlative Hellcat somewhat overshadowed that of Cyberhobby’s new kit, the Hong Kong based manufacturer’s offering is still a class act and is worth considering, particularly if it can be found for the right price. Indeed, if you want to build your Hellcat with folded wings, it has a distinct advantage over the Eduard kit as it provides that option. Now Quickboost has released a replacement propeller to enhance the basic kit. The
  14. ok so i have come back to modelling after about 25 years...that is what happens when you go into toy shops age 45 with your kids :-) I have really enjoyed the quality of the new generation of kits and cant wait to get stuck into the Revell Ventura. Anyway here is one of my first attempts. not up to the quality of some of you guys but i really enjoyed doing it. It is the old Otaki kit in 1/48
  15. F6F Hellcat Wing Mounted Radome for the Eduard Kit (QB 72 373) 1:72 Quickboost The Eduard Hellcat is without doubt one of the best F6F kits on the market, but there are still improvements that can be achieved when someone looks closely enough and that's what Aires have done. On the whole, the kit has beautifully detailed parts and finely recessed panel lines, but for some reason the radome included has raised panel lines. It's also manufactured in two parts which means there will be a seam to blend in, so this single part replacement from Quickboost is a great product that w
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