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#1 Chris D.

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 08:54 PM

Finished my Trumpeter 1/32 Hellcat - found some great pictures of this particular AC and unit at Peleilu in 1944. After I had finished assembly at which point I discovered that it was an early -5 with the side windows (surprisingly every profile, decal and kit gets this wrong). The wheels were also the diamond pattern - dammit! At least I was able to put in the short barrelled 20mm and put tape over the MG aperture and paint the radome blue (both wrong in the instructions).  Painted with Tamiya Sea Blue using Montex masks. I kept it easy with the weathering to avoid a quilted look, photos showed that the finish of the AC was not extremely weathered.

 

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#2 STWilliams

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 09:00 PM

Beautifully clean build, and some great research as well, good work all round.


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#3 Peterpools

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 09:01 PM

Chris

Super work on the hellcat. Fit and finish look great

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Peter


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#4 tjtx

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 09:05 PM

Love it!
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#5 aircommando130

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 09:10 PM

Awesome Hellcat! Great job!!


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#6 reconspit

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 09:17 PM

...yep... great looking Hellcat..., that worn out dark sea blue looks spot on...


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#7 JohnB

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 09:18 PM

Nice build. Looks goooood! :)


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#8 LSP_Kevin

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 09:33 PM

That is sharp!

 

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 09:37 PM

Really nice build! I love nightfighters ....Harv
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#10 Reuben L. Hernandez

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 02:16 AM

Very sharp looking Hellcat!!
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#11 Kagemusha

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 02:17 AM

Very nicely done.
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#12 dodgem37

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 08:29 AM

I sure like what you've done.  At times subtle beats dramatic.

 

Sincerely,

Mark


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#13 1to1scale

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 12:51 PM

Sweet! Looks good!
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#14 Bill Cross

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 06:31 PM

Nice build! And the aircraft ain't bad, either. :innocent:


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Posted 14 May 2018 - 10:24 PM

Very tidy finish - much to admire here

 

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