1/72 Shackleton MR Mk2

by Dan Radford

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This is my first submission to ARC, so I hope you like it.  This is the Revell Mk3 kit converted using the Aeroclub conversion kit and also their interior and etched brass flaps sets.  It is shown in 205 Sqn markings of the Far East Air Force at Changi, Singapore around the late 60ís to early 70ís.  This aircraft (WL 795) was crewed by my Uncle, hence the build, and returned to the UK in 1971.  It is still exists at the gate at RAF St Mawgan.

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The other first for me was printing my own decals for the Sqn markings and aircraft codes.  Unfortunately I couldnít get the white outlines to print so I hade to paint them on by hand.  The antennas were made from stretched sprue, and I scratch built the Engineers panel and put a floor in the aircraft.  All in all no major problems with the kit or conversion sets fitting together, and an unusual addition to my collection.

Dan

Photos and text © by Dan Radford