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Airfix News Just in from Telford: 1/24 Hellcat!

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2 hours ago, cbk57 said:

After a quick search of the inter web, I think when we get a definiative answer from someone that has real expertise we will find this piece is used on F6F-5N night fighters.  A quick search looks like this was installed over the regular IP.

 

That would certainly explain all of the beveled openings.

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41 minutes ago, hanna said:

There is color profile of a 3 color -5 in the Hellcat monograph 10 from Kagero. Stated from VF 17 on Hornet first half 1945

 

Yep, and here it is. My guess is that it's wrong though.

 

 

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Can we just discuss the kit we are actually getting please and not the kit we want or would prefer, or even debate about what is coming or not for the foreseeable future, side tracking is fun, but it sort of killed the original B-24 Liberator thread where it needed moulded to another and was sad to see my sincere Lib crash and tribute post got deleted too as a tangent.

 

Right here and right now, Airfix are releasing a 1/24 a Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat, can we please focus on this, because this is the kit we are going to get for the foreseeable future.

   

 

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9 hours ago, VMA131Marine said:

I suspect that Airfix is still working off the assumption, probably correctly, that most people who build their kits brush paint rather than use an airbrush.


I sincerely doubt you there my friend, these are high quality enthusiast kits Airfix knock out these days  in 1/24 and they are not cheap,  fair play if you still brush paint, but I can really assure the vast majority of the membership have left the hairy stick behind a long time ago ... we did a poll about it recently.

Recent Airfix 1/24 Aircraft kits like the Mosquito and Typhoon are seriously good kits and with no hesitation I would put this new Hellcat up there too.

 

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Huge model. I also think the surface details; the riveting and the "stressed skin" effect to be overdone. But what do I know?

I'm probably the only one on this forum who would like to see a 1/24 scale Brewster Buffalo!

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Looking forward to this one. It looked fantastic in the flesh on Saturday. I had a chat to one of the designers and 

 

1. Markings options will be 2 US, one FAA and one French

2. There are so many detail changes between a - 3 and - 5 that all we are getting is a - 5. At least by current plans. 

 

HTH 

 

Will 

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