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F6F Hellcats any mfg.

InchHigh
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July 18th, 2012, 5:43 pm #1

Eduard's Hellcat is likely the most-built kit on this forum, certainly the most-built recently. As Kevin suggested on Bert's thread, it would be nice to see everyone's builds in one place, so here's a thread.


Build Threads:

Mr. Creosote's Dragon F6F-5N; http://z15.invisionfree.com/72nd_Aircra ... topic=1497

Jbanks' Eduard F6F-3; http://z15.invisionfree.com/72nd_Aircra ... topic=1502

Seamus' Eduard FAA Hellcat I; http://z15.invisionfree.com/72nd_Aircra ... topic=1744

ww2nut's Eduard FAA Hellcat II; http://z15.invisionfree.com/72nd_Aircra ... topic=1973

Bert's Eduard F6F-5; http://z15.invisionfree.com/72nd_Aircra ... topic=1969


Completed Models:

Falcon50EX's Hasegawa F6F-5N; http://z15.invisionfree.com/72nd_Aircra ... owtopic=25

Russell M's Italeri F6F-5; http://z15.invisionfree.com/72nd_Aircra ... owtopic=30

Crap2Cake's Hasegawa F6F-3; http://z15.invisionfree.com/72nd_Aircra ... owtopic=42

theplasticsurgeons Italeri FAA Hellcat I; http://z15.invisionfree.com/72nd_Aircra ... topic=1239

theplasticsurgeons Italeri (RoG box) FAA Hellcat I; http://z15.invisionfree.com/72nd_Aircra ... topic=1240

mbittner's Eduard F6F-3; http://z15.invisionfree.com/72nd_Aircra ... topic=1462

softscience's Eduard FAA Hellcat II; http://z15.invisionfree.com/72nd_Aircra ... topic=1660

Drewe's Eduard FAA Hellcat I; http://z15.invisionfree.com/72nd_Aircra ... topic=1812

jbanks' Eduard early F6F-3; http://z15.invisionfree.com/72nd_Aircra ... topic=1759

Seamus' Eduard FAA Hellcat I; http://z15.invisionfree.com/72nd_Aircra ... topic=1837

InchHigh's Eduard F6F-5; http://z15.invisionfree.com/72nd_Aircra ... topic=1864

Redboost's Eduard FAA Hellcat II PR; http://z15.invisionfree.com/72nd_Aircra ... topic=2071

kingofmen's Eduard F6F-3 Racer; http://z15.invisionfree.com/72nd_Aircra ... topic=2111

ww2nut's Eduard FAA Hellcat II; http://z15.invisionfree.com/72nd_Aircra ... topic=2157

Bert's Eduard F6F-5; http://z15.invisionfree.com/72nd_Aircra ... topic=2252



This is mine, CDR David McCampbell's Minsi III:



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July 18th, 2012, 7:05 pm #2

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Cannot contribute - can only support the idea :wub:

just - please at least 2 pics per contributor !

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July 18th, 2012, 8:01 pm #3

Here's mine. F6F-3, VF-9





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July 18th, 2012, 8:07 pm #4

Here's my contribution...FAA markings from Eagle Strike. Lots of extras added.




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July 18th, 2012, 8:55 pm #5

Lovely Hellcats chaps. :wub:

I'm biased, but I do like the Pacific Fleet schemes.

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kingofmen
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July 18th, 2012, 9:40 pm #6

Since I instigated this business, I guess I had better get mine posted!


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Bert
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July 18th, 2012, 11:27 pm #7

F6F-5 flown by Ens Alred R. Wood & Ens Edward W. Olszewski of VOF-1, USS Tulagi, August 1944
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July 20th, 2012, 12:43 am #8

Here's mine, a Weekend edition finished as "Little Joe" of VF-51.

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August 31st, 2012, 7:53 pm #9

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Thanks everybody for contributions and pics - proud selection !

Have you chosen the title "Eduard Hellcats" on purpose ?

With "Grumman Hellcats" there might be more contributions maybe ...... just a thought.

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InchHigh
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August 31st, 2012, 8:36 pm #10

Point well taken, Rolf, "Grumman Hellcats" would be more inclusive. A better fit too given the evolution and placement of this thread.
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September 1st, 2012, 12:45 pm #11

This was a pre-existing thread. I just moved it over here as I believed it was done as a "for example".

There is another thread with Fine Molds Bf109's that I had considered moving here, but I did wonder about the concept. Sometimes it seems best to narrow it to the individual manufacturer and sometimes not. I guess it depends on what use is to be made.

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kingofmen
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September 1st, 2012, 10:26 pm #12

FWIW, I never saw this as a manufacturer-specific concept, although admittedly it did grow out of the fact that all those Eduard F6F kits were being built at the same time. I would think it should be "Grumman F6F Hellcats" and any model in any markings (what-if included, if you've a mind to do one of those) would find a place in the string. Again, the idea would be to get as many photos of built models as possible.
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October 4th, 2012, 10:10 am #13

I'll chime in with my Hasegawa Hellcat mk.II.





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Dan C
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January 21st, 2013, 2:27 am #14

This is my Hellcat, it is the Eduard F6F-5N Profipack.
It is marked with kit decals for a bird from VMF-511, flying from the USS Block Island (CVE-106).
This has to be the best 1/72 scale kit I have built! VERY enjoyable to build.







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February 4th, 2018, 9:06 am #15

Hobbyboss plus Owl conversion to make F6F-3N of VMF(N)-534





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kingofmen
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February 5th, 2018, 1:49 am #16

I just happened to run across a Hellcat I built in 2012 and thought I would add it here. These will replace the pictures lost in the Great Photobucket Disaster.





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dixieflyer
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February 10th, 2018, 9:10 pm #17

Glad I ran into this thread as I just got a modeling guide to the Hellcat this week as a birthday present to myself.

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Paul Boyer
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February 11th, 2018, 6:52 pm #18

This is the Eduard 1/72 kit right out of the box. I built it for review in FineScale Modeler. Best Hellcat in the scale in my opinion.

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February 11th, 2018, 6:54 pm #19

The Academy kit DBA a Blue Angel:

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February 11th, 2018, 6:58 pm #20

Hasegawa kit marked as McCampbell's "Minsi III":

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February 12th, 2018, 2:38 am #21

Eduard F6F-3 with Super Scale decals..........

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February 12th, 2018, 3:30 am #22

Loving these. The F6F is neglected a/c IMHO.
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February 13th, 2018, 1:05 am #23

To quote Mr Knights...........
"Loving these"

I agree. There is no such thing as an ugly Hellcat!!!!!!!
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February 23rd, 2018, 7:33 am #24

F6F-5K Hobbyboss kit - decals from spares box.
The F6F drones are most known for the infamous "Battle of Palmdale" although mine is not the one involved.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Palmdale



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February 23rd, 2018, 9:25 pm #25

My Matchbox F6F-3 with replacement vac canopy





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erussell
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March 1st, 2018, 4:13 am #26

Basic Academy F6F-3 OOB. Rising Decals - this one is well documented on the net





Apolgies for the dust - didn't see it until I looked at the pictures!
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jvenables
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March 7th, 2018, 6:02 am #27

Ed, that's an interestingly different scheme. I quite like the Hellcat but find the USN schemes a tad boring to the eye. What is the overall colour on the captured example? I'm guessing it is in its original overall sea blue (USN) but it looks a little green in the pics. Also, are your pics reversed or were the tail markings actually done like that on the original?
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erussell
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March 11th, 2018, 6:10 am #28

It's a little bit dusty but it's standard GSB toned down to satin - looks a bit grey-ish on my screen. The tail marking is a katekana character for a test unit - I think! Next time I'm taking pictures I'll see if i can do better!
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