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New Review: F6F-3 Hellcat

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The Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat was a US carrier based fighter that served with distinction throughout the Pacific War. 

This kit has been issued several times with different markings. It is packaged like other Eduard kits in a strong top opening box with the parts contained in a plastic bag with the photoetch, decals, and instruction manual protected in the bottom of the box. Resin wheels are a nice addition.

Curiously there were two fuselage sprues, although there is no reference to one of them. The part numbers were different as was the sprue number. I put it aside and continued on. 

Construction starts with the cockpit. It appears a bit simplistic at first, but with the supplied photo etch, decals, and painting, the cockpit came out looking quite good. I used Eduard's Look instrument panel and steel seat belts, which saved time. 

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