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1/32 Trumpeter F6F-5 Hellcat

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Long time lurker - but thought I'd share a build I just completed.

1/32 F6F-5 Hellcat. It has it's issues - but to me - it still looks like a hellcat wink.png

- Montex masks & markings

- Barracuda Wheels

- Master covered metal gun barrels

- Airscale instrument dial decals

- Prop & rear landing gear from Hasegawa Hellcat kit

-EZ Line antenna wire (amazing stuff!)

Modelmaster enamel paints. Tried to give it some character with a lighter colored wash (white and yellow mix). Also post shaded some panels & varied the final finish using both a semi gloss clear and flat clear. Not much in form of chipping as I hear the GSB finished were pretty tough. The weathering may be over done to the purist, but I'm overall pleased with it.

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Which size of EZ Line did you use for 1/32 and where did you get it?

Heard the stuff is amazing.

I have been using fishing line for my antennas.

:cheers:

Jerry

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Great looking Helcat. From all I read how bad trumpeter messed up this kit yours sure look like a heck of a build :thumbsup:

Edited by Youngtiger1

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Great work but a little problem with the position lights: starboard (right) is green and port (left) is red.

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Which size of EZ Line did you use for 1/32 and where did you get it?

Heard the stuff is amazing.

Jerry

I used the thinnest line. I believe it's .003.

I plucked some off of ebay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-EZ-Line-Charcoal-003-Sample-Packs-6-/181181115787?hash=item2a2f3c6d8b

Great work but a little problem with the position lights: starboard (right) is green and port (left) is red.

Doh! Thanks for the heads up! I'll have to fix that today.

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Looks great! That lightened wash really brings it all together. Makes it "Pop"

Cheers,

Colin :)

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