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Post War Test F6F-5K Hellcats

Alley Cat, 1/32, 1/48, 1/72 scales

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue No., Description, Scale and Price: Alley Cat Post War Test F6F-5K Hellcats
1/72 scale ACD 72005 GBP £4.95
1/48 scale ACD48006 GBP £5.95
1/32 scale ACD32001 GBP £7.50
all available online via A2Zee Models' website
Contents and Media:
Decal sheet and full colour instructions
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: High quality decals in perfect register; full-colour instructions with notes and colour callouts for multiple paint brands.
Disadvantages:  
Conclusion: An easy and attractive way to customise your Hellcats in all three major scales.

 

Reviewed by Mick Evans


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FirstLook

 

This is an excellent decal sheet produced by Alley Cat decals in 1/72 ACD 72005, 1/48 ACD48006 and 1/32 ACD32001 scale depicting eight Hellcats including one from PMTC and seven operation “Crossroads” Hellcat Drones.

The decals are superbly printed by Fantasy Print Shop with good colour saturation and excellent register.  As usual the carrier film is ultra thin.

 

 

The marking options are as follows:

  • Grumman Hellcat F6F-5K, serial number NP45-027495 based at the Point Mugu Training centre Naval Air Field in February 1950.  The aircraft is finished in Insignia Red upper surfaces and Florescent Orange lower surfaces.
  • Grumman Hellcat F6F-5K, serial number “2” used in “Operation Crossroads based at Bikini in 1946.  The aircraft is finished in overall Insignia Red upper surfaces with Gloss Intermediate Blue tail surfaces.
  • Grumman Hellcat F6F-5K, serial number “4” used in “Operation Crossroads based at Bikini in 1946.  The aircraft is finished in overall Insignia Red upper surfaces with Gloss International Orange tail surfaces.
  • Grumman Hellcat F6F-5K, serial number “11” used in “Operation Crossroads based at Bikini in 1946.  The aircraft is finished in overall Insignia Red upper surfaces with Gloss Insignia Yellow tail surfaces.
  • Grumman Hellcat F6F-5K, serial number “15” used in “Operation Crossroads based at Bikini in 1946.  The aircraft is finished in overall Insignia Red upper surfaces with Gloss Intermediate Blue tail surfaces.
  • Grumman Hellcat F6F-5K, serial number “17” used in “Operation Crossroads based at Bikini in 1946.  The aircraft is finished in overall Insignia Red upper surfaces with Gloss Light Green tail surfaces.
  • Grumman Hellcat F6F-5K, serial number “19” used in “Operation Crossroads based at Bikini in 1946.  The aircraft is finished in overall Insignia Red upper surfaces with Gloss International Orange tail surfaces.
  • Grumman Hellcat F6F-5K, serial number “14” used in “Operation Crossroads based at Bikini in 1946.  The aircraft is finished in overall Insignia Red upper surfaces with Gloss Pink tail surfaces.

Highly Recommended.

Thanks to A2Zee Models for the review sample


Alley Cat and FAA Models' accessories are available from A2Zee Models  website


Review Text and Images Copyright 2009 by Mick Evans
Page Created 4 June, 2009
Last updated 9 June, 2009

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