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Type Fighter
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Photographs Copyright © Collin Riley 2005-2014
F6F-3 Hellcat, Lt. William C. Moseley, VF-1, USS Yorktown, June 1944, White 9
Air Power Series. Very nice Hellcat, but then isn't that expected with Hobby Master's well-earned reputation.

I wasn't planning to take pictures of this model, but wanted a lighter colored model as a background to the midnight blue SkyMax Bearcat. At first, I was going to use the HM Midway Avenger, but couldn't get the landing gear on that model to carry its weight. So I went ahead and used this Hellcat model as background, then used the assembled model for the next update.

On the Avenger, each of the main gear would slip forward even after I used tacky clay. Perhaps I can find something a liitle more tacky that still won't damage the paint. On the Hellcat models, HM used rubber inserts to hold the gear pegs in place. Why they didn't use the same technique on the Avenger, I don't know.

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