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F6F Hellcat (5)

This model was more-or-less complete yesterday evening. I pride myself for thinking out the difficult bits before I start building, but this model had problems: when folded the wings sat too far from the fuselage, the landing gear struts were too long, there were awkward gaps where the wings met the fuselage, the wings were swept back a bit too far and worst of all, the undercarriage had a tendency to collapse.


I am enough of a perfectionist for this to bug me. Today I rebuilt the complete centre section of the wing. It took me about four hours, but I solved all the issues in one go and am finally happy with it.

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Taken on May 24, 2010