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Josip

Eduard 1:48 Hellcat mk. II Weekend

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Greetings!

Well, here it is, finally. The famous Eduard »best in scale« F-6F-5 Hellcat in FAA guise that is by the way more »what if« than a depiction of a real aircraft, thanks to some bogus scheme and decals provided by Hobby Boss.

I don't like Eduard Weekend packages as I find them to be just depleted packages and with boring markings, but this one cost me just mere 13EUR and I couldn't resist it.

The kit itself has started to show its age and some parts aren't really up to it and need to be dressed up or replaced. That goes for the propeller, engine, rockets, machine gun barrels/blast tubes, drop tank, wheels and wheel wells. Some I tackled with and some I just left out.

As this was a weekend package without PE parts I hid the lacking details in the cockpit by putting in the pilot that I stole from ICM P-51B kit. The engine and cowling were enhanced by adding scratch items and legs were shortened. The only aftermarket part was a pair of Brassin wheels.

The model was painted with Revell, AK and Vallejo acrylics and weathered with dry pastels, filters and what not.

 

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It has a working engine

 

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The Hellcat looks immense in posture and height and is also beefier than a bit longer but slender P-47 Thunderbolt. Here are some of my models next to it for a better appreciation of its size.

 

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Josip

 

Edited by Josip

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Very nice, love the weathering and the image with the prop spinning :yes:

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Very nice model & original paint scheme!

Bravo

 

Frank

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Although it might be considered an older kit, obviously it can be made into an outstanding build as yours is, Josip! Splendid weathering especially.

 

Cheers,

 

Mark

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Lovely build, looks really good in that scheme

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Superb Hellcat there Josip, great scheme too

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