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I figure you guys have all seen the photo of the Hellcat landing while on fire. I'm adding a couple more of the same incident that you might not have seen. The pilot was unaware he was on fire until after he touched down! LOL This will be my next subject but not as a diorama (which would certainly look cool!). There are a few more but I decided to just use these.

Made a little progress on the rear windows this AM. I wanted to get those done first as removing the plastic for them can be very touchy. Luckily mine seemed to work out okay. Not perfect but acceptable.

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27 minutes ago, Collin said:

Will be watching.

 

Still waiting for a new tool 1/32 Hellcat. Since you started this, one will be announced. 
 

Cheers

Collin

I hope you are right as we really do need a GOOD new tooled Hellcat in this scale. One molded with today's techniques should make a really great model. I was hoping Tamiya would start some to follow their Corsair line but it looks like we are SOL there.

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John

Just love anything from the Iron Works Gang and the Folks at Republic. Completely agree we need a new,  Hellcat with today's level of detail and accuracy and the correct shaped cowl/mouth.

Terrific choice for your next build and the specific aircraft has a very unique history captured on film as well.  Never thought about the diorama but for guys that know hope, would be a showstopper. Fire in the cockpit or on the aircraft is a pilot's worst nightmare. 

Looking forward to following your progress as I can remember building the Hasegawa Hellcat back in the 1970's - the model is long gone unfortunately. 

:construction: 

 

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3 hours ago, Peterpools said:

John

Nice progress on the Hasegawa Hellcat. So glad you are working your magic on the kit as she is a Golden Oldie from the 1970's and when done, will truly have the looks and lines of an Hellcat.

Even though it's a fairly old kit it still builds up well. Adding a after-market cockpit and wheels helps to bring it up some to present day "standards". Still, it's way overdue for someone to issue a GOOD Hellcat kit in this scale.

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Painting in progress. Still have the wings and tail to do but should have that done later today. Then I'll set it aside to dry thoroughly before over spraying with clear gloss in preparation for decaling.

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21 minutes ago, BlrwestSiR said:

Just flying along there John. I've glued a couple suspension bits together and in the same time, you're onto paint. 

Come on Carl! Get the lead out! LOL Just kidding. Painting and decaling are my favorite parts of building. :)

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13 minutes ago, Spitfire said:

I turned my back again and another masterpiece appears, looking good John, I remember building two of those kits and really enjoyed the process.

Cheers

Dennis

Thank you Dennis. Pretty good kits even though they are old school molding. The main thing I guess is it LOOKS like a Hellcat and adding a few "extras" such as a after market cockpit and wheels/tires from a Tamiya Corsair make it a pretty fair build. I can imagine what a 1/32 Tamiya issue(s) would be like!:) I plan to spray the clear flat today then start on the weathering, etc.

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44 minutes ago, ScottsGT said:

I swear John must have kidnapped a few of Santa’s elves to build for him while he sleeps. 

LOL Scott. Busy busy!:)

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