1:24 Airfix Kits, Reviews 'n' Builds Showcase US Navy


Airfix have released many spectacular 1/24 kits over the years, products that defined eras of modelling we all remember. Now, with the release of the Hellcat, they have created a once in a lifetime project...


After what seems like months of work, my rendition of the enormous, complex and very impressive, Airfix 1:24 F6F Hellcat, is finally finished. Here are some completed shots of the model, finished in my chosen scheme depicting an F6F-5K variant, rather than one of the armed versions offered in the kit. I would like to thank Jonathan Mock for his help with this model, all of the markings that are seen on it being sprayed through masks, custom-cut by him especially for this project. Cheers buddy!

For further details on how this model was built and painted, please see the September and December 2019 editions of Model Airplane International, using the links published below.



If you would like to see more of this model, including a step by step guide to its construction and painting, please check out the following back issues of Model Airplane International:

MAI – September 2019


MAI – December 2019



The kit is currently part of the Airfix range and can be purchased direct from them using the following link. At time of going live, the kit retails for £119.99.


I'm formerly the editor in charge of Military In Scale magazine and latterly, Model Airplane International. Editing duties to one side, I'm now a full-time modelmaker with Doolittle Media, working to supply modelling articles and material for a number of their group titles, including MAI and Tamiya Model Magazine International. I'm also an avid fan of Assassin's creed, Coventry City FC and when the mood takes me, a drummer of only passing skill. Here though, you'll find what I do best: build models and occassionally, write about them!


  1. Harold Cline

    Spencer: Looks like a well worn drone to me. That’s a very busy kit isn’t it. Outstanding job. Thanks for showing us your handy work.

  2. Christian Atkins

    Looking sexy there! Fantastic rendition of an unusual scheme. Cheers.

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