RW Hasegawa 1/48 Hellcat

Started by AeroplaneDriver, May 09, 2022, 11:53:45 AM

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Been a while since I posted a build here.  I've been building but my last few have been real world instead of Whifs.  Thought I'd post the most recent finished this weekend though just to prove I'm building!  ;D

Hasegawa 1/48 F6F-3 Hellcat, completely OOB other than Eduard fabric harness.  After my last few being fairly lightly weathered I went full on Dirty Bird on this one. 

Strangely the Hellcat has become a favorite of mine over the past few years after never really being that interested in it before.  This is my third one in 1/48 over the past few years, the prior ones being USN Whifs found elsewhere on here.

Fear not, whiffery is about to return.  Couple of ideas on deck including a RN or RAF Sea Guardian MPA and of course the imminent OWGB.  Always my favorite. 
So I got that going for me...which is nice....


Bloody beautiful build bud  ;D ;D ..ive had a few Hellcats and yeah i like these alot to but no idea why . :unsure:
Ive got the Hasegawa 32nd Hellcat and its crap..older than the sun and it really shows.
I really like this matey..wonderful  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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I've built the HobbyBoss 1/48 F6F-3 as a whif & it got some serious weathering, too. ;D

Nowhere near as nicely done as this one, though! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Nice! :thumbsup:

Hellcat has been a firm favourite of mine since childhood, I put that down to one of the first games I owned was Wing's of Fury on a Apple IIc. I spent many happy hours flying the F6F around bombing, straffing and firing rockets at islands and ships on that green and black screen.

Edit: I forgot about the torpedoes in the game, did a Hellcat ever carry a torpedo? Would it need a Fw-190 type extended tailwheel to do so? :unsure:
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