AM-48-109 F6F Hellcat Night Fighters Barrels w/ Flash Hiders
Thanks to Piotr at Master-models for providing these fantastic metal flash hiders to improve our Nocturnal Hellcats, and thanks to our IPMS leaders for sending these my way!
The Eduard Hellcats are still the best out there in my opinion, and Master details provide late-model covered .50 caliber gun barrel tips with flash hiders, which directly replace the kit plastic parts…
As you can see on the “before” picture, the kit-provided gun barrels are a bit lacking in the flash-hider department. Adequate but not quite there…
Master Model’s gun barrels tips and flash hiders provide improvement by providing depth and almost impossible three-dimensional appearance over the kit parts, and improve the appearance by having finer detail than can be provided with injection molding processes. There is just no way to adequately do this in plastic. (It can be done, but is very difficult to replicate more than once). Plastic and resin are also extremely fragile. This is where Master shines!
This set can upgrade either one F6F-3(N) with six Browning .50 caliber guns, or the F6F-5(N), which incorporated .20mm cannons to replace the inboard .50 caliber guns.
Simply replace the kit gun barrels with the metal versions; Superglue into place and paint on the wings at the end of the build, and you are done.
Master Model receives our gratitude once again for producing an excellent product; thanks again for providing these items to IPMS USA!