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                                                       Eduard F6F 5 Hellcat Groupe de Chasse 1/6 Corse Indochina 1951

 

Berna Decals

Humbrol brushpainted

 

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https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235095511-eduard-172-f6f-5-hellcat-gc-16-corse-french-air-force-in-indochina-1951/#comments

 

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All done I'm happy with this and the direction my modeling is going little improvements each time. 

Now what to do next?.

 

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Well well the first British entry in the Gallery !

 

Here is the original Frog Hellcat circa 1972

 

Operation Tungsten, the attack on Tirpitz, HMS Emporer,

800 NAS, JV108 E-B

 

Many thanks for all the encouragement during the build, I hope you like it.

 

Cheers Pat

 

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Eduard 1/72 F6F-5N (Nightfighter), Profipack edition (PE bits and paint masks included), OOB.

Fairly simple but well engineered kit - nice fit for wings, etc. without needing too much faffing and filling.

Managed to break off the aerial pylon behind the cockpit but otherwise a great quick build. 

Build log here.

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Grumman F6F-5, Uruguayan Navy, Florida/Texas, 1952 

 

Eduard kit (with teardrop fairing from a Revell Harvard), LF Models decals, Vallejo and Akan paints and inks.

 

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Andy

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Grumman F6F-5N Hellcat
BuNo 78669 maj. Bruce Porter, CO of VMF(N)-542 Yontan airfield, Okinawa, May 1945

Eduard 1/72 kit with Eduard Brassin resin wheels

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Thanks to everyone who gave their encouragement during the build, either explicitly with their comments or by showing their work in progress, lots of inspiration and aspiration.

Special thanks to Col. for running this STGB, your work is much appreciated sir.

Extra special thanks to @Grey Beema for digging me out of a hole, of my own making!, without your replacement decals I’m 99% certain this kit would have gone on the “shelf”, there’s a pint with your name on it whenever we can get together.

 

Enough waffle, here’s the finished aircraft.

Eduard 1:48 Hellcat Mk.II

 

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until next time

as always, any suggestions, criticisms or comments will be gratefully received.

rgds

John(shortCummins)

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Matchbox Hellcat as White 8, VOF-1 operating off USS Tulagi during Operation Dragoon.

The Matchbox kit built pretty much OOB as related in the build thread.

The only additions were some rocket stubs under the wings as it appeared the VOF-1 machines carried these & the removal of the bits in the wheel wells for the closed option.

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Grumman Hellcat MkII, JX814 of 1844 NAS on HMS Indomitable at Okinawa in April 1945. 

 

Hasegawa 1:72 kit built OOB apart from Kits World 3D seat belts. Brush painted with Xtracrylix Dark Slate Grey and Extra Dark Sea Grey over Sky. Transfers from H Models Decals Hellcat in Fleet Air Arm Service sheet. Finished off with Liquitex matt varnish. 

 

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My entries into this Group Build are Hellcats flown by two Fleet Air Arm Aces; Sub Lieutenant Edward Wilson SANF(V) & Sub Lieutenant William Atkinson RCN

 

Grumman Hellcat MkI FN411 / 5°E.  1844 NAS HMS Indomitable October 1944.

Edward Taylor (Tug) Wilson SANF (V).  3 Confirmed Aerial Victories, 3 shared Destroyed.  

 

“In the meantime the enemy made an appearance over the fleet, but were met by our Hellcats and Vics’s Corsairs.  The Corsairs shot down four and the Hellcats three, all Oscars.  Tug Wilson destroyed two and (John) Smithwick one.  They were flying with Bing (John Hawkins) and Claude (Lt RC Westfield), who was just about to press the ‘tit’ when Tug nipped in before him and shot it down.  Bing got on a Jap, but his electrics failed so his guns failed to fire”.  SLt R McKenzie

 

19.10.44 (1010) 2 x Ki-43 ‘Oscar’ Destroyed 3m S of Car Nicobar.  Hellcat I FN411/5*E

 

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Grumman Hellcat MkII JW867 / W116.  1844 NAS HMS Indomitable, May 1944.

William “Bill” Henry Isaac Atkinson RCN 4 Confirmed Aerial Victories, 3 shared destroyed, 1 probably destroyed

 

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The one success had been when Hellcats from Indomitable on a CAP, had been vectored out to investigate a radar plot at about 30,000 feet, 36 miles from the fleet.  They found a Myrt shadowing the task force and after a brief fight it was shot down.”

 

21.05.45 Nakajima C6N ‘Myrt’ Shared destroyed Grumman Hellcat II JW867/W116

 

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Thanks to everyone You is in this GB there has been some very informed chat going on and some superb modelling.

 

Thanks @Col. for running the GB.  

 

Thanks for looking in, now to ponder what to build next, Fulmars, Corsairs or Wildcats?

 

 

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1/24 Airfix Hellcat F6F-5, converted to FAA NF.II using Aerocraft models conversion and decals. Aftermarket used: Wheels by DEF Models

 

Hellcat NF.II of 892 NAS, RNAS Drem/HMS Nighthawk, July 1945

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By some distance the best model kit I've ever had the pleasure of building. An absolute behemoth that was worth every penny and minute of time spent on it. If you only build one 1/24 kit in your life, make it this one.

 

Cheers to @Col. and everyone else for the Hellcat STGB, it was a cracker!

 

Alan

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Grumman Hellcat F6F-3, as flown by Lt. Richard Stambook, USS Princeton, October 1944

Eduard 1/48 kit, standard edition with coloured PE, largely OOB but with some scratch-built detailing on the engine.

All main colours are Colourcoats enamels.

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Build thread is here:

Fabulous GB, thanks to everyone participating, and @Col. for general encouragement and keeping us all in line!

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Eduard's 1/48 F6F-5 Late as the 10,000th Hellcat, BuNo. 78854, delivered to VBF-87 on TICONDEROGA on June 5, 1945. AM includes Furball Aero-Design Colors and Markings of USN Hellcats, Part 1, Master Models F6F-5 Hellcat Late Armament, and Archer Fine Transfers Surface Details. The bellytank was upgraded quite a bit.

 

Thanks @Col. for a terrific GB!:clap2:

 

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