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World War II: USA
Aircraft of the United States in WWII.
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1/48 Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat (Eduard)
Venko555
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Bulgaria
Joined: December 07, 2013
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Posted: Friday, March 24, 2017 - 07:02 PM UTC
I've put the lights on the wingtips, also antenna (from stretched sprue), minor chipping here and there. For the MG's I will buy a Master barrel set. Well, that is for now







Cheers!
Antilles
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Joined: March 22, 2015
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Posted: Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 06:09 AM UTC
It looks really great. Cheers!

Oliver
Venko555
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Bulgaria
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Posted: Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 07:21 PM UTC
Thank you, Oliver!

I decided to make the MG's from brass tubes, 1mm and 0.5mm. The outer two (the shortest) I drilled with bigger drill as the real ones. Primed with Surfacer 1500 and then painted with Gunze Mr.Metal color Dark iron MC 214. polished a bit for metallic shine.
Not like the professional Master barrels, but I like the result and it was fun













Cheers!
Venko555
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Bulgaria
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Posted: Saturday, June 03, 2017 - 02:15 PM UTC
With the pilot (resin, from Aerobonus) painted







Regards,
Venko555
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Bulgaria
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Posted: Friday, June 22, 2018 - 06:08 PM UTC
New and very nice product from Eureka-WWII US navy carrier deck. Resin deck in wooden frame, plus copper wire. Details is very nice, no wrapping and defects. Only the wooden frame need to be varnished, just in case