Author Topic: F6F-5N Nightfighter - Eduard 1/48  (Read 762 times)

Offline Rod The Fixer

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F6F-5N Nightfighter - Eduard 1/48
« on: September 09, 2021, 04:38:45 AM »
Hi all,
I'm assembling this Eduard kit, evolution of a 2008 Kit:


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr

to make this F6F-5N (Night fighter version) White 21, fitted with an AN/APS-6 radar, deployed aboard the carrier USS Enterprise CV-6 between December 24, 1944 and May 31, 1945 Together with Night Torpedo Squadron 90, Night Fighter Squadron 90 made up Night Air Group 90.
In intensive action over Luzon, Formosa, Tokyo, Iwo Jima, Okinawa and Kyushu, VF(N)-90 claimed 42 enemy planes destroyed, four more damaged or destroyed, and was the second most successful VF(N) squadron in World War II




Source: www.asisbiz.com



Source: www.asisbiz.com

A quick look inside the box:


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr

Offline Kerick

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Re: F6F-5N Nightfighter - Eduard 1/48
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2021, 12:32:48 PM »
Looks promising!

Offline Rod The Fixer

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Re: F6F-5N Nightfighter - Eduard 1/48
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2021, 04:58:57 AM »
Cockpit assembled


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr

Offline Gingie

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Re: F6F-5N Nightfighter - Eduard 1/48
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2021, 08:48:47 AM »
Tight!

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: F6F-5N Nightfighter - Eduard 1/48
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2021, 02:54:04 PM »
Nice! :smiley:

Better job than I managed. :icon_crap:
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

Offline sharkman

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Re: F6F-5N Nightfighter - Eduard 1/48
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2021, 12:43:43 AM »
Cool!

Sweet job on the cockpit!

Offline Rod The Fixer

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Re: F6F-5N Nightfighter - Eduard 1/48
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2021, 11:58:09 PM »
Assembled and  applied a coat of Gunze C365 Navy Blue


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: F6F-5N Nightfighter - Eduard 1/48
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2021, 04:52:12 PM »
 :smiley:
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

Offline Rod The Fixer

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Re: F6F-5N Nightfighter - Eduard 1/48
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2021, 11:23:44 PM »
Like just out the factory ... Ready for the weathering ...


y Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr

Offline ChernayaAkula

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Re: F6F-5N Nightfighter - Eduard 1/48
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2021, 11:41:51 PM »
Whenever I see one of your buikds, I don't know what to be more amazed about: the speed or the quality?  :icon_surprised:

Outstanding work all round.  :-*
Cheers,
Moritz

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Offline Rod The Fixer

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Re: F6F-5N Nightfighter - Eduard 1/48
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2021, 11:54:07 PM »
Whenever I see one of your buikds, I don't know what to be more amazed about: the speed or the quality?  :icon_surprised:

Outstanding work all round.  :-*

Thanks Moritz  :smiley:

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: F6F-5N Nightfighter - Eduard 1/48
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2021, 05:51:52 PM »
Whenever I see one of your buikds, I don't know what to be more amazed about: the speed or the quality?  :icon_surprised:

Outstanding work all round.  :-*

Same! :icon_alabanza:
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

Offline Rod The Fixer

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Re: F6F-5N Nightfighter - Eduard 1/48
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2021, 12:50:31 AM »
Weathering done ...

Do you like it?


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


Offline Old Wombat

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Re: F6F-5N Nightfighter - Eduard 1/48
« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2021, 01:11:17 PM »
Great job, Rod! 8)

Has the look of a recent acquisition well maintained. :smiley:
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

Offline apophenia

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Re: F6F-5N Nightfighter - Eduard 1/48
« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2021, 03:56:08 AM »
Has the look of a recent acquisition well maintained. :smiley:

It does indeed! Amazing how fast those all-over navy schemes were streaked with exhaust stains. But most modellers over-do that effect. Here, it is perfect!

Well done Rodolfo  :smiley: :smiley:
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Offline finsrin

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Re: F6F-5N Nightfighter - Eduard 1/48
« Reply #15 on: September 28, 2021, 11:20:19 AM »
Reminds me of pictures seen in airplane books from late 40s early 50s I looked at as a kid.   Looking good.  :smiley: