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1/24 Airfix F6F-5 Hellcat "Kicked Up A Notch": New eBook Now Available!


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On 4/7/2022 at 2:34 PM, Chek said:

Salient question time: is it pronounced Groo-man (as in groom) or Grumman (as in duh).

I've always assumed the latter, but recently heard the former and it occurred to me I don't actually know for sure.

There wasn't a lot of US Navy traffic around RAF Wyton in the 1980s even though an odd Tomcat, Tracker or two would have been very welcome.

 

Usual well detailed build Chuck, although it's not convincing me to move up to 1/24 scale, even with the new Airfix Spitfire due.

(Though I might if in the impossibly unlikely event they ever did a B-I-G Phantom).

I worked for them. It is Gruh-man…….

 

Thor

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Thank you Gents!

 

Well, I'm finally done!  I need to take a bunch of RFI pics in a much larger photo-booth, which I hope to do real soon- maybe even tomorrow or the next day at the latest.  I think this model turned out better than I had hoped for and although not perfect, the flaws are minimal.  Until then, here's a teaser, just 'cause..... ;)

 

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Cheers,

Chuck

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5 hours ago, chuck540z3 said:

Thank you Gents!

 

Well, I'm finally done!  I need to take a bunch of RFI pics in a much larger photo-booth, which I hope to do real soon- maybe even tomorrow or the next day at the latest.  I think this model turned out better than I had hoped for and although not perfect, the flaws are minimal.  Until then, here's a teaser, just 'cause..... ;)

 

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Cheers,

Chuck

Beautiful:clap2:

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Took you less time than expected, given the complexity of the kit. All of the time and effort definitely has paid off, it's a beautiful build Chuck.  Now, size-wise, where does this rank among your other completed builds?

 

 

 

Matt 

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Another stunning build, Chuck.  I've followed from the beginning but without much comment.  'The flaws are minimal.'  We are always our own worst critic.  Your patience and dedication to the craft are beyond words.  I wish I had half the 'game' you have.  I look forward to your full spread of photos.  Thanks for sharing your journey with us...again.  Take a breather and enjoy the top down weather.  Not sure if your little roadster is out yet but the Mustang will be coming out shortly.

Enjoy your summer and I await your next project.

Take care and stay safe, Chuck.

 

Mike

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Thanks Guys!

 

10 hours ago, ax365 said:

Another stunning build, Chuck.  I've followed from the beginning but without much comment.  'The flaws are minimal.'  We are always our own worst critic.  Your patience and dedication to the craft are beyond words.  I wish I had half the 'game' you have.  I look forward to your full spread of photos.  Thanks for sharing your journey with us...again.  Take a breather and enjoy the top down weather.  Not sure if your little roadster is out yet but the Mustang will be coming out shortly.

Enjoy your summer and I await your next project.

Take care and stay safe, Chuck.

 

Mike

 

Thank you so much Mike.  Your kind words mean a lot!

 

On 4/11/2022 at 11:35 PM, scvrobeson said:

Took you less time than expected, given the complexity of the kit. All of the time and effort definitely has paid off, it's a beautiful build Chuck.  Now, size-wise, where does this rank among your other completed builds?

 

 

 

Matt 

 

Thanks.  How about this pic, next to a 1/32 Tamiya Spitfire?  ;)

 

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As mentioned, I'm now DONE and took a few pics today, which are now in the RFI forum here:

 

 

1/24 Airfix Hellcat, Kicked Up A Notch

 

 

Now a few more selected pics to close out this build thread....

 

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Hellcat wheels actually toe in a bit...

 

 

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Thank you everyone for your kind words of encouragement, tips, and info to make this build so much fun.

 

Cheers,

Chuck

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  • chuck540z3 changed the title to 1/24 Airfix F6F-5 Hellcat "Kicked Up A Notch" Apr 12/22: Finished!

Another fabulous LSP, Chuck!  In particular I think that you really rose to the challenge of making the whole model visually engaging, which I have always feared would be difficult with a late model Hellcat due to that over-everything dark blue color scheme.  Kudos, enjoy the brief Canadian summer ;-) and I'm sure I'm not the only one who's looking forward to seeing what you will build next!

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