1/48 Otaki Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat

Gallery Article by Serge Dompierre on Aug 25 2009


This my very old Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat from Otaki in 1/48 scale. 

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It was my first airbrush painted model, I built it in 1975 using an airbrush from my old friend Ben who gave to me a little tutorial to how correctly use it. I was very please with the result and I bought one one week later. One thing I don't like about this old model are the too exaggerated panel lines. LOL.

The model is for a Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat of VF-6 onboard USS Intrepid aircraft carrier in February 1944. The pilot was Lt Alex Vraciu.

Serge Dompierre

Photos and text by Serge Dompierre