Lovely- just a nice amount of weathering- I really dislike the 'quilted' look as you describe it. How did you find the Trumpeter Hellcat to build?
1/32 Trumpeter F6F-5N
Posted 18 May 2018 - 02:37 PM
I found the build to be pretty easy-going, myself. It may have some big flaws according to some, but as a non-expert on the Hellcat I have no problems with it. It looks like one to me.
Working on: AIR - Revell Spitfire Mk IIa, Trumpeter F6F Hellcat LAND - Bandai 1/30 Hummel, Zvezda Mercedes L4500A
Posted 18 May 2018 - 07:45 PM
Really like the result! Thats a really nice, clean DSB finish there. It makes the Trumpy kit look really really good!
I actually have the Trumpy kit and Has kit in my stash...............Ive always hemmed and hawed at building the combination of the two I wanted,
fearing hoping Tamiya would come out with one, but that is looking less, and less likely day by day, so builds like this may spur me on to get going on my F6F as well.
Current Project(s) : F7F-3 Tigercat - BuNo 80405 - VMF 312 MCAS - El Toro, CA 1946 | Icaerodesign Extra 330-SC N73KG
Best of Past Builds : Wilhelm Hipperts Jasta 74 "Mimmie | Kitty Hawk T-28 B/D Trojan | Kitty Hawk OS2U Kingfisher | A6M2-N "Rufe" | Kitty Hawk OV-10A VAL-4 | Kitty Hawk OV-10D Bronco | WnW Sopwith Snipe - 17Sqn | Fw-190 A8 R/2 Sturmbock | HKM Foiled B-25J Strafer | WnW AMC DH-2 | 1/24th CHC II Beaver | ZM A1-H SPAD | Has Foiled RAAF P-40E | SU-30 MKK Flanker
Posted 18 May 2018 - 07:47 PM
Awesome, I love my Hellcats!!!! I gotta say, even with all the bad press the trumpy kit gets, it sure does look like a Cat!!!
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In progress: 1/32 Trumpy P-38L (very slowly), and some others.....
Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:47 PM
This time of year I'm thinking Battle of Midway again, but I've got some cool footage showing a late WWII Hellcat with rust stains on the white under-side, and so the decision process begins...
My photo album: https://www.flickr.c...1984@N04/albums
Posted 19 May 2018 - 04:56 PM
Edited by Vandy 1 VX 4, 19 May 2018 - 04:56 PM.
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Posted 21 May 2018 - 09:50 PM
That's a great looking Hellcat! I built the Hasegawa Hellcat years ago (still had hair) and liked it too! I work with a guy who is retired from the NAVY...was a Tomcat RIO and then went to pilot training and sat up front in the Tomcat. His uncle was David McCampbell the Hellcat ace from WWII.
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