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Aerocraft 1/24 Hellcat F6F-5N (Early 5) Night Fighter Conversion

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Howdy folks,

 

Andrew Birnie takes a look at Aerocraft's night fighter conversion for Airfix's big Hellcat:

 

Aerocraft 1/24 Hellcat F6F-5N (Early 5) Night Fighter Conversion VF(N)-41 White 13

 

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Thanks, Andy! And thanks to Aerocraft Models for the review sample.

 

Kev

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2 hours ago, phasephantomphixer said:

Don't see any cockpit additions. Is there a scope, etc?

 

No, just what's in the review. I did google the ip for both -5 and -5N and they are virtually the same.

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13 hours ago, The Phantom said:

And to look at an F3. The canopy will need replacing as the cockpit modded. Ordered this and undercart as well. 

How to replace canopy in this scale?

I have Squadron vac canopy in 1/32, but 1/24...

And sorry, could you clarify "undercart"? Thx

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Firstly thanks for the review, Andrew and Kevin.

Have a look at my website there are quite a few more Hellcat options available right now, I know Andy will get to showing more in the next little while.

 

As for the instrumentation.......Well I searched for information and pictures and did not come up with much other than what I will show below.

IF anybody has any definative changes / information on instrumentation and radar scope well I may look at them....... MAYBE 

 

Quite a few have asked in various formats and the question has been answered but just to do that here, I am going to be offering a (fairly) comprehensive -3 conversion, new screen and side windows as have already been done and there will be other parts that are needed to make the -3, exterior mainly, BUT I do not intend to get hung up on small and minor cockpit details. IF there is a BIG item or items that need changing then I ask any experts to share or contribute that information SOON.

 

So here is the picture I found on the WEB showing the SCOPE and also a picture of the supplied KIT part......yes some will pick me and it all apart but to me even in this large scale WHAT more could I do (Practically) to make it different, if you know how show me please??? The main square even in 1/24 scale is 4mm x 4mm, and it could be made to look like a scope I am sure?

 

Thanks to all that support all my various products, quite a few more will be following soon, in various scales BUT of course there will be LSP subjects.

 

Ali

 

SORRY could not get pictures to load up as normal but links below are working well I think so???

https://www.flickr.com/photos/154612402@N07/49507430091/in/dateposted-public/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/154612402@N07/49506919243/in/dateposted-public/

 

Edited by Ali62

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11 hours ago, phasephantomphixer said:

And sorry, could you clarify "undercart"? Thx

 

I believe that's Eurospeak for landing gear.

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7 hours ago, Ali62 said:

So here is the picture I found on the WEB showing the SCOPE and also a picture of the supplied KIT part......yes some will pick me and it all apart but to me even in this large scale WHAT more could I do (Practically) to make it different, if you know how show me please??? The main square even in 1/24 scale is 4mm x 4mm, and it could be made to look like a scope I am sure?

 

Thanks to all that support all my various products, quite a few more will be following soon, in various scales BUT of course there will be LSP subjects.

 

Ali

 

SORRY could not get pictures to load up as normal but links below are working well I think so???

https://www.flickr.com/photos/154612402@N07/49507430091/in/dateposted-public/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/154612402@N07/49506919243/in/dateposted-public/

 

 

Well, this is slightly hilarious, or maybe ironic!

As in Ali's link, here is a pic of the kit IP:

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Which is actually a F-6f5(N) IP! Could use some extra detailing, though.

To get an accurate "normal" panel, you need the Airscale IP:

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So there was no need to provide a radar scope.

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21 hours ago, phasephantomphixer said:

How to replace canopy in this scale?

I have Squadron vac canopy in 1/32, but 1/24...

And sorry, could you clarify "undercart"? Thx

Undercarriage :)

 

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"I am going to be offering a (fairly) comprehensive -3 conversion, new screen and side windows as have already been done and there will be other parts that are needed to make the -3, exterior mainly, BUT I do not intend to get hung up on small and minor cockpit details. IF there is a BIG item or items that need changing then I ask any experts to share or contribute that information SOON."

 

 

Made my Decade 

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