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Old 07-12-2022, 06:14 AM
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Grumman F6F-3 by ccoyle - FINISHED - GPM - 1:33

Hello, friends!


Today I'm sharing just a few photos of my just-completed Grumman F6F-3 from GPM. Before I built this, I didn't appreciate how large the Hellcat is -- the finished model doesn't fit on any of my shelves! Fortunately, my display space is not this model's final destination, as I have built it as a going-away gift for a friend. Building a GPM product was a new experience for me, and not a particularly pleasant one. GPM uses a bewildering parts numbering system, and many parts were duplicated for no obvious reason, and this was true even with the laser-cut frets. But despite this, it is finished, and I am satisfied with the result. Enjoy the pictures!















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Old 07-12-2022, 06:28 AM
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That is a very fine airframe you have built there. Certain the intended recipient will love it.
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Old 07-12-2022, 08:05 AM
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That is beautifully put together, great job.

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Old 07-12-2022, 08:11 AM
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Great job for sure!
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Old 07-12-2022, 09:09 AM
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Thank you, gentlemen!


I forgot to add that this is GPM's issue #605 (7'2021) and depicts an aircraft of VF-27 aboard USS Princeton (CVL-23) in October of 1944. The same kit is available in a different livery showing an aircraft of VF-9 aboard USS Essex (CV-9) in 1943. I also purchased the laser-cut frames set, molded canopy, and resin wheels.


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Old 07-12-2022, 09:46 AM
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thats a awesome build well put together top marks
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Old 07-12-2022, 09:54 AM
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Beautiful build Chris!

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Old 07-12-2022, 10:11 AM
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Gorgeous work.
It would be a pleasure to see any "build" photos if you have them.

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Old 07-12-2022, 10:34 AM
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Impressively clean build.


A little exhaust stains, dirt and oil and it's an operational fighter.



Well done


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Old 07-12-2022, 10:27 PM
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Good job.
Clean and smooth work .... really impressive.

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