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WIP 1/72 Academy F6F Hellcat

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  • Member since
    February, 2016
WIP 1/72 Academy F6F Hellcat
Posted by lowfly on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 7:08 AM

This is the new project on the bench.  

This is the engine.  I added the tubes in between the cylinders and painted them black per some reference photos. I also gave it a panel line wash to bring out the fins in the cylinders

Picture of the cockpit. Used foil and tape to make the belts and small squares of lead wire for the buckles. Somepainting left to do then masking it up.

I have discovered MR Surfacer 500 liquid filler. THis stuff is a game changer.  So much easier to work with than the tube stuff for small filling jobs.  I still use the tube stuff for the big gaps but the Mr. Surfacer is awesome.  Highly recommended.




  • Member since
    July, 2018
  • From: The Deep Woods
Posted by Tickmagnet on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 8:51 AM

Looking good



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    August, 2019
Posted by Josh_the_painter on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 10:04 AM

Lovely detailing work... looking foward to more!


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    June, 2017
Posted by UnwaryPaladin on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 10:25 AM

Looks great, will be following your progress. Thanks for posting

  • Member since
    February, 2016
Posted by lowfly on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 10:21 PM

Got the prop primed 

Also got the Cowling and engine mounted and started the filling process

Trying to get her ready for the IPMS Gateway show in September.  Hopefully i can make it.

  • Member since
    March, 2003
  • From: Canada
Posted by dogsbody on Thursday, August 22, 2019 10:07 PM
Your 'cat is looking great. You mention adding tubes between the cylinders. What tubes and why? Chris

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with a uniform to wear,
a fast aeroplane to fly,
and something to shoot at?"


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