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Airfix 1/24 scale
Hellcat Mk.II

by Mark Kannemeyer

Description

 

This model was built to represent a FAA Hellcat Mk.II operating off HMS Khedive, East Indies, March-April 1945 during Operation Sunfish.

 

 

After consulting various photos of these aircraft operating in the tropics I decided to go for a faded, washed out finish that was often seen on these aircraft operating in that theatre.

 

 

It was a relatively trouble free build, but I was a little disappointed in some of the soft, (rocker covers come to mind) and in some areas missing detail. I would not expect this of a kit in this scale. This was no big problem and nothing that the average modeller couldn't add with good reference material. 

 

  • Airfix 1/24 Hellcat Mk.II by Mark Kannemeyer: Image
  • Airfix 1/24 Hellcat Mk.II by Mark Kannemeyer: Image
  • Airfix 1/24 Hellcat Mk.II by Mark Kannemeyer: Image
  • Airfix 1/24 Hellcat Mk.II by Mark Kannemeyer: Image
  • Airfix 1/24 Hellcat Mk.II by Mark Kannemeyer: Image
  • Airfix 1/24 Hellcat Mk.II by Mark Kannemeyer: Image
  • Airfix 1/24 Hellcat Mk.II by Mark Kannemeyer: Image
  • Airfix 1/24 Hellcat Mk.II by Mark Kannemeyer: Image
  • Airfix 1/24 Hellcat Mk.II by Mark Kannemeyer: Image
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I used the kit decals as templates to cut out masks and painted on the markings. Really the only way to go in kits in this scale.

Cheers from Cape Town South Africa.


Review Text and Images Copyright 2022 by Mark Kannemeyer 
Page Created 12 August, 2022
Last updated 24 August, 2022

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