Grumman F6F Hellcat, F6F-3, F6F-5 models...

...TopDrawings No.44, new from Kagero, via Casemate Books

Title:  TopDrawings, Grumman F6F Hellcat, F6F-3, F6F-5 models

Author: Oleksandr Boiko

Publisher:  Kagero

ISBN:  978-83-65437-56-3

Another new TopDrawings series from Kagero for the F6F Hellcat.  The Hellcat was a very successful design and despite upgrades, the overall appearance didn't change a great deal.  Those little details are illustrated in a series of excellent scale drawings in both 1/72 and 1/48 scales.  It does also include a separate insert sheet carrying the larger 1/48 plan views, along with a small sheet of painting masks for your modelling.  The 1/48 plans usefully provide an alternative scale to help you convert the drawings for 1/24 scale as well.

The other aspect of the book are a series of excellent quality colour profiles.  There are one or two versions of the Hellcat available from Eduard models in 1/48 which are very nicely done and the schemes in here may well tempt you.  Excellent quality scale drawings as ever.

Distributed by Casemate Books, who kindly provided my review copy.

Robin