Having wanted to build this kit for a long time, I obtained it via a
trade, and set to work.
The kit was built straight out of the Box, the only addition being the two
1/2x2” nuts and bolts mounted just behind the Cabin bulkhead.
The model was built and painted in sub assemblies due to the size of it,
the Stabilizers being glued after painting.
The wings fit
extremely well and solid, they were left unglued to allow removal for
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subassemblies were painted separately before assembly using Canada Tire
Auto Touch up paints, Grey Primer, Nissan Platinum Silver for the main
finish, Dupli Colour- low gloss black Engine engine enamel for the
propellers, Testors “Magnesium” metallic for the “Paneling” effect, and Mazda
left over from having had a 90 Mazda pickup.
It was my
original intention to try out the new Metalizers, but a quick
figuring of the cost for this led me to experiment with the paints as
mentioned, I was very satisfied with the results.
The Model was
entered in the 2004 “Exeter” contest, taking a third place in
it’s class, which pleasantly surprised me.
Due to the
required display space, the model was hanging in Keith’s Hobby Shop for
a while and has since been sold as I had no space to display it.