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Offline Bungle

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Lockheed Helecson Mk.IV
« on: April 16, 2020, 03:28:36 am »
This was going to be an out of the box build. Then I noticed that the Italeri Hudson IV/V kit included 'unused parts' in particular a solid nose and a blanking place for the rear turret. I assume this to be for a Lockheed Electra version that , to date, has yet to hit the shelf. So I decided to do this as the Howard Hughes TWA Electra and started looking around for the TWA decals I know I have somewhere in the five or six boxes of decals.  During that search I came across a very nice set of US Coast Guard decals. Inspiration ! Ok so whether the Coast Guard can be loosely called Navy (I mean they have floaty things) I'll leave up to you moderators but here is my Lockheed Helecson (Hudson / Electra whatever).







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Re: Lockheed Helecson Mk.IV
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2020, 03:57:28 am »
Unusual look for the Hudson, with a beautiful paint/decal job.
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Re: Lockheed Helecson Mk.IV
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2020, 04:01:30 am »
Coast Guard is more than welcome in this GB.

Nice work.  Looks great.


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Re: Lockheed Helecson Mk.IV
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2020, 04:18:30 am »
That is VERY smart, it looks almost sleek, if you can that about a Hudson/Electra.  :thumbsup:
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Lockheed Helecson Mk.IV
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2020, 06:27:25 am »
Does look very smart  :thumbsup:
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Re: Lockheed Helecson Mk.IV
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2020, 02:13:13 pm »
That transforms the look of a Hudson - good one! :thumbsup: