1/48 Czech model T-34C-1 Turbo Mentor

by Javier Johnson



The Beechcraft T-34C-1 Turbo Mentor is a plane used by the Ecuadorain Air Force as a trainer and the Ecuadorian Navy for coast exploration.  My model (AN-223) was made based on the navy version. 

Last year in July, IPMS Guayaquil was invited to show model in Navy anniversary and I got opportunity to walkaround photos and learn details about this interesting plane.

About my model, it's very inaccurately to joint the two main parts.  Also I added clear parts on the wing tips and antennas cables and the exhausts were modified.

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Paint used was white from Tamiya and decals are from Andean Decals who offer three versions of the Ecuadorian Turbo Mentors (good quality decals).
I hope you enjoy my model.

Regards from Ecuador.

Javier Johnson

Photos and text by Javier Johnson