1/48 Kinetic Tracker

Gallery Article by Shawn "phantom" Weiler on Nov 13 2013

 

 

This is the 1/48 scale Kinetic Tracker that modellers have been waiting to build for some time. At least I was waiting for some time. Now, a Canadian version of this kit is available but rather expensive compared to the first release, the S-2F. To make the Canadian CP-121 Tracker (S-2A) you require a very nice conversion kit which is available from Belcher Bits. It comes with the correct sonar bout launchers and the proper tail. Most important it tells you what to hack away from the kit. A LOT of plastic needs to be removed from the kit.

 

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Several companies are now making decals for the 1970-s to late 80s CP-121. Including, Belcher Bits, Canmilair and Caracal. All look rather nice. But for this build I wanted the first version of the Canadian tracker which is available from Belcher Bits. (and Canmilair.)

I have plans for the light green 1978 version and a pre retirement scheme from the early 90s..

"phantom"

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Photos and text by Shawn "phantom" Weiler