Jump to content
Gisbod

1/24 Airfix F6F-5 Hellcat

Recommended Posts

Your build here is doing a great job of selling this kit for Airfix!  They should pay you.

 

Seriously, this has me strongly considering this project, and I'm not a huge Hellcat fan.

 

Seems like a great kit.  I love the color scheme you went with; those horizon stripes on the tail are nice.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, ringleheim said:

Your build here is doing a great job of selling this kit for Airfix!  They should pay you.

 

Seriously, this has me strongly considering this project, and I'm not a huge Hellcat fan.

 

Seems like a great kit.  I love the color scheme you went with; those horizon stripes on the tail are nice.

 

 

 

 

Thanks, perhaps you could contact Airfix and get them to send cash - that would be great ;)

 

I wasn’t a Hellcat fan either, I just got the kit as a sample - but it’s totally grown on me, I’ve really enjoyed it. I didn’t fancy the dark blue finish either but it looks great on this size model. The stressed skin really gives the uniform finish some interest!

 

I got the masks today from Top Notch and have just finished painting the markings. They are great and really easy to use as there’s only one colour to mask.

 

Guy

 

 

03-AF4355-8-D0-B-4331-8-F27-7-AD29-B0-AE

 

 

In progress!

 

 

6398150-A-CBD9-49-CD-BFEC-BAE8-A65-D802-

 

 

3-C7-F5-A73-028-B-459-E-817-B-E69-ECE0-F

 

 

06-D4-B6-B2-B243-477-D-A490-260-D75762-A

 

 

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow!  I really like the way the surface has come out.  It looks just great with those markings added to your surface prep and painting.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, Gazzas said:

Wow!  I really like the way the surface has come out.  It looks just great with those markings added to your surface prep and painting.

 

Thanks all :)

 

Yep, I really like it too - the light sanding between coats has produced this lovely, uneven burnished effect (because of the irregular surface of the stressed skin) which seems to add another dimension... But, I’ve now got to give her a gloss coat for the washes and mini stencil data decals - and I’m sure this is going to spoil the effect (and it’s meant to have a gloss finish anyway), but I don’t know how else I can tackle it.. :wacko:

 

Guy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fabulous build. One way you could potentially look at not using gloss coast is to use diluted white glue under the decal and then wash off the excess. It worked a treat IMO on the 1/32nd Fisher Sea Fury I did when I chickened out on using gloss varnish as I was concerned it would wipe out the subtle weathering that I really liked. You can see how well it worked about half way down this thread. 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

Hi Guy,  looking very nice!  White is always a pain to paint over dark colours,  and you have done a great job,  do you have any advice?  And which white paint did you use?  Cheers. Matt

Edited by Vynce804

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 hours ago, crobinsonh said:

look at not using gloss coast is to use diluted white glue under the decal and then wash off the excess. It worked a treat IMO on the 1/32nd Fisher Sea Fury I did when I chickened out on using gloss varnish as I was concerned it would wipe out the subtle weathering that I really liked. You can see how well it worked about half way down this thread. 

 

 

 

Thanks, but too late! I’ve glossed now and it’s lost the nice effect, but I need a pin wash too so I think I didn’t have too much choice.. looking super glossy at the mo, I’ll cut it back for the final finish. 

 

6 hours ago, Vynce804 said:

Hi Guy,  looking very nice!  White is always a pain to paint over dark colours,  and you have done a great job,  do you have any advice?  And which white paint did you use?  Cheers. Matt

 

Hey Matt, thanks, nothing special, Mr Color Off White, about 25% thinned and a couple of light coats, trying to keep it not too opaque.

 

Decals next up I guess, then a pin wash, then light weathering before a semi gloss finish..

 

 

Guy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...