Build #4 for the year is done. I guess I’m a bit behind my two per month goal but then it’s only a hobby. I’ll make it up with a couple of 1/72 scale kit I have in the queue.
Learned a number of things with this one;
- Using Blu-tack to make soft camouflage transitions
- Color scale effects – colors are FS color lightened 10%
- Using crappy instructions – it sometimes took me a long time to figure out how a piece went on – main landing gear was the worse
Overall a fun kit to build. I’d like to thank my lovely bride for the kit for Christmas! I think this is the earliest I have built one of here gifts after receiving it as opposed to popping it on the stash pile.
I had been looking to build a 1/48 scale version of this aircraft (my favorite scale). I built a 1/72 scale model of this back in the early 90s as I got back into the hobby (maybe only had a couple of kits in the stash then!), so this was meaningful to me in that respect. I still have that old Testors kit, here they are together.
The engineering of the main landing gear was pretty complex. It took me a while and a few views of actual aircraft on the internet before I could figure out how the middle doors went on.
A few more shots to close out.
And since my son is a Marine, here’s one for him. The few, the proud, the