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russ c

F8F-1B Bearcat, L`Armee De L`Air, Indochina

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Hi Everyone

Finished my Hobby Boss 1/48 Bearcat the other day, so I thought I`d share some pic`s with you

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Done as an aircraft of L`Armee De L`Air, G.C.1/22, Savitange, French Indochina, Mid 1950s

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To go with my small collection of aircraft from the conflict

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Built OOB including markings, only additions being; some wire antenna and engine embellishments, seat belts

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sway braces and fuses for the bombs

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Very heavily weathered as plenty of photo`s show these aircraft to be

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Hope you enjoy looking at...

Thanks for looking, Russ

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Excellent build, these stubby fighters really did get a hard deal in the tropical climate and yours looks spot on. Excellent detailing additions too.

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That is one mean looking Bearcat, Looks just like the real thing nicely weathered without going over the top

Roger

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Lovely job again Russ. The Bearcat always looks like a monster propeller with a little aircraft behind!

Cheers

John

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great build russ, looks fantastic .the weathering looks great ,bet the set of builds look great altogether

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NOOOOOICE 1 mate! :goodjob:

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Hello Russ,

The Groupe de chasse name is GC 1/22 saintonge.

This is the name of an ex-Province on the Atlantic coast.

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Hello Russ,

The Groupe de chasse name is GC 1/22 saintonge.

This is the name of an ex-Province on the Atlantic coast.

Hi Antoine, My apologies for getting it wrong, I copied it from the instructions and it`s also spelled like that in a popular hobby mag I used as reference.

Hope it didn`t spoil it too much.

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Top notch modelling Russ, what did you use for the weathering.

Tim.

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Lovely! I'm working on this one at the moment, and I'm really enjoying the change from large complex jets.

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Lovely work, really sense the missions it's been through with the lovely weathering

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Top notch modelling Russ, what did you use for the weathering.

Tim.

Cheers Tim, just pencil, enamels, short stiff brush and thumb as per the Firefly last week only on a heavier scale. ( I posted my weathering methods on the Firefly post in response to a request, it`s toward the end if you`re interested )

Thanks to every one for your interest and kind comments !

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Great work Russ and really nicely done believable weathering, going to have a look at your firefly thread to pick up some tips for the next build.

Seen a few knockers of the HB Bearcat re: accuracy but seen a few built up now and to me it looks a great kit, def one to add to the stash,

Stu

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Cheers Tim, just pencil, enamels, short stiff brush and thumb as per the Firefly last week only on a heavier scale. ( I posted my weathering methods on the Firefly post in response to a request, it`s toward the end if you`re interested )

Ok cheers Russ,I'll take a look in there then, its always interesting to see different folks methods.

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Russ you've done it again, very nicely done as well may I add.

Congratulations.

RR

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