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Still a little unsure about which one I'll be doing, but it will either be Ritchie's Mk.I in which he shot down an Fw 190 to become an ace or Speak's Mk.II off Indomitable covering Okinawa.

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Note the True Details wheels, one thing Eduard left out of the kit (the original ones are too small). Unfortunately I only have one set, have to find another soon.

Well, I seem to have made a basic choice what to make, now to see if I can stick with it!

Michael

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Not seen this kit before so this will be interesting, how does it match up to the other Eduard kits?

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Not seen this kit before so this will be interesting, how does it match up to the other Eduard kits?

It's basically the F6F-3 and F6F-5 in a dual combo boxing with all the etch for each kit like a Profipack boxing.

I'm building at least one of them for the Splendid Cats G.B so I'll be following with interest.

Sean

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Some minor progress. I've decided on the Mk.I and have started painting the cockpit green and lt. gray. Hopefully some cockpit build shots later today.

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OK, here's the cockpit.

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Hard to get a good shot of the instrument panel.

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I already fixed the flat gun sight glass.

So far so good!

Michael

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Update on the Hellcat. Fuselage now together and tail feathers added:

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Really a nice kit so far! Getting going on the engine now.

Michael

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Lovely work, it is agreat kit and I concur about the Ultracast wheels they are really top notch as is all the Ultracast stuff.

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It's not dead yet!

Some more progress on the Hellcat I. Still needs some seam work, but getting close to paint:

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Michael

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Good to see it coming together Michael. What scheme are you planning?

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Thanks for the comments Col. Planning on Ritchie's scheme from 800 Sqn. Slate Grey/Dk. Sea Grey over Sky.

Michael

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Well, time is flying but I'm not. Still, I've got a three days off ahead, let's see what I can do.

Pre-shading done:

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I'm also doing a Kinetic 1/48 Kfir for the Splendid Cats GB. Now, I'm used to thinking of modern jet fighters as being a good deal larger than their WWII piston engined counterparts. Well, maybe not so much:

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Just an interesting comparison. Both great kits but it remains to be seen if I can get them both done in time.

Michael

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Whew, done!

Eduard 1/48 FAA Hellcat I Lt. Blythe Ritchie, 800 Sqn., May, 1944.

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More pics in the Gallery. Thanks for the GB, my first on Britmodeller!

Michael

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Nice work and just in time. Last one to land but a good touchdown.

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