Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Japanese Aircraft Online Model Contest 007 - MIKHAIL AGEENKO

Here's my Academy 1/72 F6F Hellcat
Finished almost OOB, only replaced machine guns and pe belts added.
- Mikhail Ageenko -


D. Chouinard said...

A nice build! I have seen this plane in photos and lately have given thought about the color. Gloss sea blue would be the first reaction, but photos show no evidence of the US markings being painted out in a different color. The color is too uniform. My thinking was that it was painted in overall dark green and given oversized hinomaru, on the fuselage especially.
Even though the color is up for debate, I'll give it a 4.7

Toryu said...

An interesting combination, this Hellcat owned by the enemy! 4.6 for the model.
@ Devlin: I'm not sure if they would have gone thru the effort of repainting the complete plane. The USN glossy sea blue was not very prone to weathering and could be wiped clean easily. The stars & bars may have been removed instead of overpainted.
But as you say, it's up for debate.

Anonymous said...

I could see this as night fighter paint scheme. I'm surprised it was not painted in the high visibility yellow orange of trainer aircraft so that it would not be shot at by mistake. My vote is 4.7

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