British Fleet Air Arm Hellcat Mk.I

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Re: British Fleet Air Arm Hellcat Mk.I

Postby BlackSheep214 » Sat Feb 26, 2022 9:57 am

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Re: British Fleet Air Arm Hellcat Mk.I

Postby Stikpusher » Sat Feb 26, 2022 1:39 pm

Stuart wrote:Looking Good, what FAA scheme are you going for?


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Re: British Fleet Air Arm Hellcat Mk.I

Postby BlackSheep214 » Sat Feb 26, 2022 8:03 pm

Great photo, Stik!

I spied something that’s not included in the Hobby Boss kit - the mirror glass on top of front windscreen. :bored: Looks like I’ve got to find something to replicate that.

Great shot of oil stains on fuselage too.
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Re: British Fleet Air Arm Hellcat Mk.I

Postby Medicman71 » Sun Feb 27, 2022 1:26 pm

Man the weathering on that Hellcat! It would be fun to replicate.
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Re: British Fleet Air Arm Hellcat Mk.I

Postby BlackSheep214 » Sun Feb 27, 2022 3:57 pm

Got the underside painted using Mission Model Sky and topside Model Master acrylic 5-O Ocean Grey (RAF Ocean Grey). Using Silly Putty for the first time to mask the underside to topside with hopes of achieving a soft line between colors.
Tomorrow, I'll start masking for the green camo areas.
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Re: British Fleet Air Arm Hellcat Mk.I

Postby Ceaser_Sa1ad » Mon Feb 28, 2022 9:39 pm

Excited to see more!
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Re: British Fleet Air Arm Hellcat Mk.I

Postby BlackSheep214 » Tue Mar 01, 2022 1:27 pm

Camera battery ran outta charge last night before I couldn’t post more pics. :headbang: Got lazy to recharge camera as well. :whistle: Oh well.... I might as well paint the red band on the cowl before taking pics. :bag:
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Re: British Fleet Air Arm Hellcat Mk.I

Postby BlackSheep214 » Wed Mar 02, 2022 7:05 pm

Paint is on and Camo scheme is done!! Gloss clearcoat already applied and decals are next once it's dried and cured.

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Disregard the finger smudge on bottom side of fuselege. D-Day invasion stripe decals is going to cover it anyway. Usually I prefer to paint my own invasion stripes but I wasn't in the mood to deal with creating equal widths of each stripe. I'm hoping I could tone the white down a bit by weathering or paint over it once it's sealed down with flat clearcoat.

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Undersides. I used Tamiya weathering powders before realizing I should have waited for decals first. :headbang: Oh well... I know I sort of overdid it with weathering but it is what it is. Lesson learned. :bag:

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Re: British Fleet Air Arm Hellcat Mk.I

Postby keavdog » Wed Mar 02, 2022 7:26 pm

Looks really good! I like that camo and I've always loved the profile of the Hellcat.
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Re: British Fleet Air Arm Hellcat Mk.I

Postby Medicman71 » Fri Mar 04, 2022 11:21 am

Very nice camo!
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