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Old 11-18-2009, 10:48 PM
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Approximately a year ago a fellow posted a Grumman F6F Hellcat for sale on RCU. I think that it was a Byron Originals kit. At any rate, the color scheme on this particular Hellcat was one of the best looking and most unique F6F color schemes I've ever seen. I'm building Ziroli Hellcat and would like to finish my plane in the same color scheme. I've searched high and low, but can't find this particular color scheme out there any where. Would any of you happen to remember the ad that I am talking about? I'm sure that it was posted in the Warbird section of the Sell Ads. I know this is a long shot, but if anyone may remember this plane and know how I could possibly retreive the ad from RCU's archives, I would greatly appreciate it. Maybe even the seller or buyer of this Hellcat may see this request and be able to help me out. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 11-18-2009, 10:53 PM
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What color was it?
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Old 11-18-2009, 11:00 PM
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Default RE: Grumman F6F Hellcat Color Scheme

This one
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Old 11-19-2009, 11:14 AM
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Take a look at this web site it might give you some ideas. I have a Ziroli Hellcat and enjoy it alot..Todd

http://www.markstyling.com/F6F.01.htm

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Here's what mine looked like.
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Old 11-19-2009, 02:38 PM
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G'Day Todd.
Thanks for that link mate, one of the best that I have seen.

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Old 11-19-2009, 03:57 PM
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Was it the Fleet Air Arm color scheme? I may remember that ad.
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Old 11-19-2009, 07:59 PM
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Hello Chad. It was navy blue on top, white or off white on the bottom with white markings and some yellow trim. I pretty sure that it was advertised as a Byron Originals or possibly Iron Bay Modeling Co. plane. Thanks for your interest and willingness to help.
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Old 11-19-2009, 08:07 PM
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Hello WhoDaMan. Nope not this one. Although it's a good looking Hellcat. I think this one was sold by a fella out of South Carolina. Somebody Oberst, I think. I've seen his name a lot in the scale warbird circuit. Thanks for the help.
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Hi Troy:
This is the one that Mike Orbest built. I think the one you are looking for was in Los Angeles, I remember it was a Byron and it was a high gloss and dark blue on top I tried to buy it and he woud not drive to meet and or he was very hard to get a hold of. I wish I would have copied the pictures on That

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Mike Oberst goes by "IFLYBVM2" here on RC Universe. You might send him a PM to get the low down on the Hellcat. I can't think of any Hellcats with yellow trim other than those based on the Bunker Hill with yellow cowl rings. However, those were overall dark blue. Good luck with it.

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I think that you're correct. Now that you've mentioned Los Angeles, I believe that I do remember that Hellcat coming out of CA. Thanks for the help.
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Old 11-19-2009, 09:47 PM
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Great web site, Todd. But you've created a problem for me. Now I really can't make up my mind. I want 'em all.
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Great look'n 'Cat Capt G. Thanks for the pic.
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Hey Tim. No, it was not a Royal Navy color scheme. Although Capt. G's Cat is a real looker.
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Old 11-19-2009, 09:58 PM
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Thanks Chad. I'll do a search around the USS Bunker Hill. Maybe I'll get lucky. I haven't been lucky in a while. Maybe tonight...........:-)
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Here is how I'm going to paint mine but I admit it may not be everyone's cup of tea.



My next one will be in this color scheme. A bit more traditional but with enough trim to make it a bit easier to see.

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That's like my Corsair and Hellcat
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