Thanks Bruce, hopefully the home stretch will be painless 🙂
The F6F-3 Hellcat is now complete.
This denotes the aircraft flown by Lt RE Stambrook in October 1944 as a part of VF-27 aboard USS Princeton. Lt Stambrook attained 11 kills during his combat career.
Nice looking Hellcat Guy 👍
Thanks James 👍
Thanks mates for your likes 👍
June 13, 2021
Following with interest. I have been sure from the outset that it is an incarnation of MPM kit - I have a "panzer" V6 version in my stash and approach it very reluctantly from time to time... 😉
Thanks Patryk, Gary & Robert 👍
@Gary, the way it's going, I think a new tube of filler may be required!!
@Robert, I agree with you, this is an incarnation of the MPM/Condor kit from 2001. 🙂
3 of the 4 canopies added (and masked) 🙂
That's a hell of a lot of canopy glass to mask off, but you've done a great job so far. Following 👍
Thanks and welcome James 👍
June 10, 2021
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May 31, 2021
Only just started, painted the internal fuselage and cockpit RLM 02 (Vallejo Model Air) and then added some details to cockpit and inner fuselage. 🙂
Cockpit completed and glued on to fuselage. Main fuselage glued together. 🙂
Welcome David! 👍
Fuselage together. Tail and nose added. 🙂
Primer added. Vallejo Model Air RLM78 added to top of fuselage. 🙂
Vallejo Model Air RLM04 added to bottom of nose. 🙂
So far a very good job! Watching!
Thanks & welcome Moreno 👍
Following. I have several 109s in my stash so one of those may be my next build. Really looking forward to seeing some of your camouflage on the upper surfaces and fuselage sides.
Thanks Rui 👍
May 29, 2021
Very many thanks Cuajete 👍
Nice chipping 👍
The chipping effect looks quite nice 👍
Thanks Roland and Guillaume 👍
Vallejo Model Air black added to nose part of the fuselage. 🙂
May 16, 2021
Absolute lovely Guy!! Another veteran done and displayed most handsomely 👍👍👍
Beautiful materpiece. I really like it 👍.
I really appreciate your comments Daniel and David, many thanks!! 👍
Nice scheme. Well done.
Many thanks Cuajete 👍
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bottom of the canopy (2 parts) are together and fixed. I had to create some extra clear parts with the Clearfix to cover up the gaps 🙁
Looking good, Guy, I have a SMER Storch I want to do in Winter Camo with skis. Need to get some RLM 02 before I start. And finish off the Vengeance...
Thanks Gordon, a winter Storch with skis sounds good, I'll be watching that with interest 🙂 The Vengeance, I'm sure you'll finish soon 👍
Watching with interest 👍 At some point I want to build one too.
It's definitely not the best of moulds Roland. I hope you haven't got the versions with lots of flash and warped parts 🙁
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Looking very good so far!
Thanks Patryk 👍
Matt varnish added. Propeller, canopy and aerial rigging done so I declare this as completed. 🙂
Well done, Guy. Congrats!
Many thanks Cuajete 👍
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Many thanks Daniel, I appreciate your comments greatly 🙂
Very nice finish, Guy! I hope mine turns out half as good as yours!
Many thanks Gordon 🙂
Nice job. Congrats!
Thanks Cuajete 🙂
April 5, 2021
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Thanks Roland 🙂
Gloss varnish applied. Decals applied, combination of Airfix and AML (Hungarian Air Force). 🙂
Flat varnish applied (Vallejo) and all other parts added. Now completed.
Very nice Stuka 👍
Many thanks Roland, your feedback is always inspirational 🙂
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Vallejo Black applied to fuselage, wings and tail.
Undercarriage engine completed. Second one almost done as well. 🙂
Finally regarded as complete. My first attempt at a 4 engined bomber and my first attempt at rigging (aerial wires).
The aircraft denoted here is from 1943. PH-H (LM321) was the Squadron marking of 12 Sqn RAF. LM321 flew with a number of Squadrons including 460, 550 and 100. It was finally lost on the night of 10/11 June 1944 over Acheres.
Two pilots that flew in PH-H with 12 Squadron were Flight Leader Sqn Ldr FS Knight and Pilot Officer Thomas Forbes.
Thomas Forbes flew PH-H on 22 June 1943 on an operation to Mulheim whilst serving with 12 Sqn C Flight. Plt Offr Forbes was killed in action on an operation to Turin on 12 July 1943.
C Flight leader Sqn Ldr Knight and his crew failed to return from an operation to Cologne on 28 June 1943. Four are buried in Dutch cemeteries and three are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Their average age was 23.
Very nice result 👍 The camo looks great!
Many thanks Roland 🙂
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The JU 88 A-4 denoted here is one from 5/LG1 which was based at Catania in Sicily during 1941. This airbase was used to bomb Malta.
I attempted to make this aircraft far more weathered than I usually do. Most of the using washes etc was experimental for me.
The front and top canopies were a bit of a pain as they definitely had fitting issues! 🙂
I've taken some more photos with a flash. The intention was to have a fairly heavily weathered aircraft however, the final wash I used over the acrylic matt varnish seems to have been a bit of a mistake.....🙁, oh well, something else learned. 🙂
Nice one with unusual camo. Like it. It seems that Ju-88 is somewhat cursed. I've built one from Hasegawa and the same fitting problems .
Thank you David for your kind comments 🙂 I'm hoping that the new Revell JU88 A-1 is a better fit all round!
January 24, 2021
1 Koku Sentai Carrier Akagi Red AI-210 Pilot (Zenji Abe)
Pearl Harbor US | December 1941
Good effort on such an old model - Decals look great
Thanks Bill and Cuajete 🙂
I did build the original one. The result was quite different though...
Thanks Redcat 🙂
Great job Guy! Good to see this old classic getting some TLC.
Thanks Neil 🙂
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