F6F-3 Hellcat Late Version

This is the 1/48 Scale F6F-3 Hellcat Late Version Plastic Model Kit by Hobby Boss. Suitable for Ages 14 & Up.

HobbyBoss F6F-3 Hellcat Late Version Plastic Model Airplane Kit 1/48 Scale #80359
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$23.49
 
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Features :
  • Highly detailed plastic pieces molded in grey and clear.
  • Detailed cockpit with instrument panel.
  • Detailed landing gear.
  • Separated fixed wings and folded wings.
  • Waterslide decals.
  • Illustrated instructions.
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Spotlight Review

 
"Impressive detail"
BlucherFamily (Overland Park, KS)
After having built several F6F kits from various manufacturers such as Revell and Hasegawa I must say how impressed I am with this kit and the other F6F kits from Hobby Boss. Even the paper that the instructions are printed on has a different, superior feel to it. The detail is exquisite especially the cockpit, and the wing interiors seen from the landing gear bay and the folded wings if that option is built. No overcast on the sprues and parts can be removed cleanly with little if any clean-up. The build is enjoyable and very smooth with no fit issues to deal with. All in all these kits are amzing quality for the low price and build into a very life like replica with detail that one can be proud of. Oh, and did I mention the canopies? The are much finer and the clear plastic thin enough that squadron Crystal Clear canopies can be done without if your budget is limited. Top marks to Hobby Boss for producing such an amazing kit.

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Features

  • Highly detailed plastic pieces molded in grey and clear.
  • Detailed cockpit with instrument panel.
  • Detailed landing gear.
  • Separated fixed wings and folded wings.
  • Waterslide decals.
  • Illustrated instructions.

Specs

  • Scale: 1/48
  • Length: 8.39" (213.33mm)
  • Wingspan: 10.70" (272.03mm)
  • Parts: 110+

Includes

One plastic model


Requirements & Suggestions

  • Assembly
  • Modeling Knife (EXL16001) (XACX3627) (EXL16018)
  • Plastic cement (TES3501) (PLS00002) (TAM87012) or glue (HLC107)
  • Sprue Cutter (XUR410A) (EXL55594)
  • Paint (Red, Interior Green, Flat Black, Field Green, Wood Brown, Neutral Gray, Steel, Burnt Iron, Navy Blue, Intermediate Blue, White, Olive Drab, Metal Black, Silver, Tire Black, Clear Yellow, Clear Blue, Clear Red)
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Reviews

  
 
"GOOD BUILD"
possum9942
Overall a good build. Kit has some very good details and was fairly easy to assemble. The wings in the down version fit are to loose, had to fix with 40mm styrene strips for reinforcement. The kit also does not come with machine guns which I had to add.

 
"Build Folded Wings"
jc (Missouri)
This is my first Hobby Boss model and now I'm debating ever getting another. If you build this do it as the title suggests because wings down has some fit issues hence the low rating. Luckily for me the fit issues are most visible on the underside and I mount my birds on a base so the bottom of the aircraft is out of sight. Also the plastic is very soft and does quite a bit of melting with Tamiya Extra Thin cement,(not the strong version either). The details are nice and may be a completely different build experience if done wings folded.

Markings

  • One decal sheet with markings for 2 versions
  • 1) F6F-3 #13 VF-16 USS Lexington December 1943
  • 2) F6F-3 No.42823 USS Wasp CV-18 1944 VF-14

Comments

Due to small parts that could cause a choking hazard please kee away from children 3 years of age and younger.