Kit is an old Hasegawa kit the was boxed with Ward Air markings by Shaben
International out of Edmonton, I purchased it in Port Hardy, Canada for $8
Canadian which was a real score. There we no problems to speak of with the
assembly with just a little bit of sanding and filling required.
The fuselage was painted using
Gunze Sangyo Paints, H1 Gloss White and H328 FS 15050 (Blue Angel Blue), the
wings were painted with various gray and silver enamels (whatever looked
I chose to paint over the
windscreen as a decals are supplied for it and windsheild wipers. Decals are
also supplied for the windows which are molded as holes in the fuselage, I
prefer to not use decals in this case and I find that I get a good effect by
painting the inside of the fuselage Gloss Black.
The decals are Liveries
Unlimited Sheet A2-077 Garuda Indonesia A300s and
Unlimited AGAX-001 Engine Manufacturer Logos.
I was apprehensive about the
Bird Logo as it was going over the Dark Blue Tail and I thought the Blue
would show through, but this was unfounded as once I placed the decal I
could see that it was underprinted in white. Extra code letters are supplied
to allow you to do and one of Garuda Indonesia's A300s.
The runway base was quickly
done up in about an hour, an Airline Pilot friend pointed out the error in my
ways as far as runway numbering goes, oh well I will get it right next time! I
find these days that models don't look right unless they are posed on a base
of some sort, it seems that this is the norm these days.
I enjoyed building this kit very
much, it took about two years to get around to finishing it as it sat waiting
for me to find an attractive set of aftermarket decals for it, necessitated by
the fact that I borrowed the Blue Stripes from the kit markings for
another project. I was very pleased with the Liveries
Unlimited decals and
rumour has it that a set for a Garuda A330 are coming out in 1/144th scale
which will be on my wish list for future projects.