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  • "Dustin Basler" is male
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Thursday, June 8th 2006, 3:07am

Halinski F6F-3 Hellcat

I started working on this model back in September. I was very busy during the school year because I was taking some tough classes this year, I have a job and worked after school and on the weekends, and I bought my first car which I've spent many many hours working on for the past several months. Now I have some more time to spend paper modelling and will hopefully finish this plane within the next few days because I am very anxious to start building Halinski's D3A1 Aichi Val.

This isn't really a full build report so I will keep it in the Gallery section. I had hoped to take more pictures today showing the engine, finished cockpit, and landing gears, but my camera battery went dead after just three. I will hopefully take more and post them within the next few days.

Right now the wings and engine are still dry fitted into place. I still need to make the left landing gear, the prop, the canopy, and finish up some small details like the lights, machine guns, and antenna. You can still see the small flap of fuselage near the rear landing gear that needs to be glued.















-Dustin Basler

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Thursday, June 8th 2006, 7:49am

It is truly a beauty, Dustin. You have done so well! (And what a nice picture outdoors on the hood of you Mercedes in the evening sun.)

Leif

PS. You need to get rechargeable batteries for you camera...
Dankbar für die Gelegenheit auf Englisch schreiben zu dürfen, kann aber Antworten problemlos auf Deutsch lesen.

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Thursday, June 8th 2006, 12:24pm

wow! you did a great job!
especially the cockpit is one of the best i´´d ever seen... =D>
cheers peter


Ist Rechtschreibschwäche und grenzenlose Blödheit abmahnfähig?

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Thursday, June 8th 2006, 7:20pm

Nice Work!

Hi Dustin,

Nice work! Nice car too!

-Gil Russell
I got carded!

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Friday, June 9th 2006, 7:36am

Thanks guys. I meant to mention it above, but I have used Robert's wonderful build thread as a reference on many occasions during my build. He did a wonderful job building and (luckily for me) photographing his progress. I couldn't quite figure out how the landing gears went together just from the diagrams, but Robert took several nice pictures of his landing gears and I was able to figure it out from those. Thanks for taking the time to write such a thorough report Robert. I would still be scratching my head if you hadn't.

@Leif
Yeah I really do need to get one. =)
-Dustin Basler

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A6M2 Zero

F6F-3 Hellcat

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