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Eduard 1/48 F6F-5 Hellcat
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Posted: Friday, October 26, 2018 - 10:58 AM UTC
Nice work on the improvements on the tail planes Colin
Your added details are starting to add the right amount of flavor to your build . Looking forward to your next up-date





Terri
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 - 08:01 PM UTC
Great work so far. Eduards is still the best Hellcat in any scale hands down. Tamiya are you listening ?
ColinEdm
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 04:53 AM UTC
Thanks all! Got the sticky-out bits on (wings I think they're called?):

and started working on the landing gear, replaced the molded on brake lines with copper wire:

Cheers
GazzaS
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 05:56 AM UTC
Those brake lines look good, Colin. What did you wrap them with?

Gaz
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 07:32 AM UTC
Thanks Gaz, I just pushed them down with my fingernail to conform them to the strut profile and glued with a drop of extra thin CA. Looking at pics on line I couldn't really see any major clips or straps so haven't done any yet.
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Posted: Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 04:27 PM UTC
Finished putting things together and got some paint down, using Mission Models paints for the first time, they spray really nice. The sea blue seems a bit light, good for a faded look I guess, should darken up as I weather and clearcoat.

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Posted: Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 12:51 AM UTC
Coming along really well so far Colin . In the photo's the blue looks more like an intermate blue then a gloss sea blue . But then again I know nothing of the hellcat ...

Looking forward on your next up-date . Keep up the excellent work !





Terri
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Posted: Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 01:10 AM UTC
Yeah, I think you're right Terri, more like an intermediate blue. Oh well, I'll work with it, it's my first wingthing so won't be perfect anyway. A good test bed for faded paint lol.
RussellE
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Posted: Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 09:36 PM UTC
late to the party Colin, but following with interest now
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Posted: Monday, November 19, 2018 - 05:47 AM UTC
Creeping towards completion, had some decal misadventures, plus some mistakes were made and some lessons were learned. Paint actually darkened up nicely with clearcoat. overall I am pretty happy with how my first wingthing is turning out (just don't lean in for a close inspection! ).

RussellE
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Posted: Monday, November 19, 2018 - 09:37 PM UTC
For a first stab at an a/c Colin this is turning out mighty fine!

Makes me want the 1/24th kit just announced by Airfix even more
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Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 02:03 AM UTC

Very nice work so far, Colin!
After the coat, the paint really improves and turned out as a reasonable fairly faded and de-glossed "sea blue".

Th mas
ColinEdm
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Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 04:19 AM UTC
Thanks guys! Calling this done I think, comments and criticisms welcome!






Learned a lot on this build, including some tricks to try on my next one.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 03:06 PM UTC
Congrats on a beautiful Hellcat, Colin

Thanks for sharing-looking forward to seeing your next a/c!
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Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 11:57 PM UTC
Great job on the hellcat! She is looking good, especially with that skull and bones decal .

- Jelger -
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Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 02:23 PM UTC
Thank you!
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Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 04:14 PM UTC
Colin, that's a great example and I really like your weathering.

Gaz
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Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 01:42 AM UTC
Thanks Gaz!
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Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 08:24 AM UTC

Quoted Text

The sea blue seems a bit light, good for a faded look I guess, should darken up as I weather and clearcoat.




Yeah for a minute there I was thinking you were doing a very early -3, but the end product actually looks better than any I've seen using a dark GSB to begin with.


I take it the gloss coat made most of the difference?

ColinEdm
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Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 04:34 PM UTC
Thanks Matt, yes, the clear coat made the difference, it is actually satin, not gloss as I wanted to portray some wear and fading.