1/72 Airfix Islander/Defender

Gallery Article by Paul Fernandez on May 26 2016

 

      

Hi, this is my latest build, an Airfix 1/72 Islander/Defender. 

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The assembly has a few problems that can be easily solved like the wing was warped downward. I had to run the wing in hot water then bend it upwards.  I also needed to add nose weight to prevent it from being a tail sitter.  I painted it with Model Master Helo Drab with few drops of white then use the original colour to touch up the panel to give a colour variations. 

Decals are home made and represent the 15th Strike Wing Islander/Defender of the Philippine Air Force. 
Thanks.

Paul Fernandez

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Photos and text by Paul Fernandez