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May 17, 2011, 09:23 AM
Wilde Sau
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FMS Grumman F6F Hellcat 1400mm


Hey guys,

as I indicated earlier this year or even last year, FMS told me they would continue the Pacific lineup after the F4U Corsair (and the P40 )

Well, there will be two planes ready by the end of this May!

One of them is the F6F Hellcat that has been shown on some Asian toy fair apparently, together with its counterpart, the Mitsubishi A6M Zero.

Enjoy the pics and look for the Zero thread if you are interested...

Cheers,
Bernhard
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May 17, 2011, 09:36 AM
Lori, hey, you're home early
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Bernhard-- I saw the Hellcat in the background of one of the pics I posted of the new 800mm warbirds and wondered what size it was. Time for me to add a Hellcat to the hangar.

Mike
May 17, 2011, 09:52 AM
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I really thougth I would be all over this as my Hangar 9 Hellcat crash last year......It looks darn nice, just not doing it for me. The Zero on the other hand
May 17, 2011, 09:56 AM
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Must admit not a huge Hellcat fan but this looks pretty cool

Awesome pic there Mike, thanks for posting that tempest/typhoon is on my must.....WILL have list.
May 17, 2011, 10:14 AM
Excuse me , I speak Jive...
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Sweet Jesus.... Don't tell the Wife... This one is gonna be hard to hide from her.
May 17, 2011, 10:52 AM
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Well... there goes my paycheck over the next 6 months...

COOL!!
May 17, 2011, 11:21 AM
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Somebody stop the madness!! Just when I think I am ready to buy FMS pops out another one
May 17, 2011, 11:59 AM
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FMS is just hitting it out of the park lately! I love it!
May 17, 2011, 12:33 PM
got any foam to bash?
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I sure wish they would get the proportions of the national insignia right. It's not like there isn't enough documentation out there!

Tom
May 17, 2011, 12:36 PM
Wilde Sau
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Tom, actually I believe that this paintjob (as well as the Zero's) is Beta, just look at it closely...

Cheers,
Bernhard
May 17, 2011, 01:58 PM
Excuse me , I speak Jive...
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Looks like the mouth is hand painted on that sample. The bars on the insignia do look a little short but at least it is not upside down like some venders.
May 17, 2011, 03:04 PM
Lori, hey, you're home early
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The whole thing looks just slightly unfinished like a test shot. The foam isn't to the usual FMS standard of smoothness. Looks good overall though. I can't wait to see what you do with this one Tom

Mike
May 17, 2011, 03:24 PM
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I hope they stick with this scheme.It's the one I would choose.Hummm,I'll bet that a Skyraider will be on it's way eventually too.That one will be in my hanger if it does.
May 17, 2011, 04:31 PM
Lori, hey, you're home early
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Bounce— There is a new big Skyraider out. I think it's available from either Easytiger or Banana. There's a thread on here.
May 17, 2011, 04:50 PM
Wilde Sau
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CarreraGTSCS
The whole thing looks just slightly unfinished like a test shot. The foam isn't to the usual FMS standard of smoothness. Looks good overall though. I can't wait to see what you do with this one Tom

Mike
Just as you mention it, I recall seeing other prototypes of FMS planes like the new Bf109F that were not molded, but carved. Gives a rougher finish, looks like they did it on this one and on the Zero, too.
Just check the panel lines for example... to irregular for a mold, not to talk about the rough foam finish.

And yes, the paintjob on both the Zero and this Hellcat are apparently hand painted.
Still, I believe we already see the final paintschemes, they would not research one for the prototype only... but well possible they'll release a second, green one for that Zero. Would be logical...

Cheers,
Bernhard


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