This one's for you Dad. Academy F6F-5 Hellcat 1:72

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  1. Thorbrand

    Thorbrand Active Member

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    Hi everyone

    I've just completed this kit and decided as it's for my dad I would push the boat out and make a proper display stand for it.

    My dad was the person who first introduced me to model making when I was a little nipper, so I asked him a few weeks back what his favourite aircraft was from WW2, and he said it was the Hellcat.

    Wasn't a bad kit to build in the end, a bit different in quality to other brands but i'm quite happy with the end result.

    For those who are intersted, the stand is made from a vinyl tile sample I bought from B and Q for £3, some old plastic pipe which I found on the building site where I work, an aluminium rod, and some random bit of plastic I found in which I loaded full of blue tack so it fits on to the top of the metal rod. It is secured underneath by no more nails.

    The sign was bought from ebay, £2.65 including delivery ! bargain! will be getting some more of these made up in future.

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    flyjoe180 Joe

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    Lovely work Alex. I like the display for it too, nice touch. Your Dad will be happy with his Hellcat :)
     
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    Cracking work Alex
     
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    eddiesolo It's a modelling time!

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    Looks superb Alex and I am sure your Dad will be very proud to have it...I would.
     
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    Great looking Hellcat there Alex, your Dad will love it matey.

    Have fun, John
     
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    Nice build.

    I keep thinking I ought to make labels for mine rather than relying on memory.
     
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    Nice one. The second one I've seen flying today (model that is)
     

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