1/72 Airfix Tiger Moth

Gallery Article by Tom Thounaojam on Jan 26 2017

India Republic Day



I always wanted to build an De Havilland Tiger Moth, it is such a nice nimble aircraft. I first knew about the aircraft when I was small and was reading TinTin where Thompson and Thomson flying the aircraft. Last year I finally managed to get my hands on the aircraft, the Airfix TigerMoth. The kit is very delicate and fine details my only criticism was that the plastic was very soft. 

Next was choosing the color, so I end up doing the early days of the Indian Air force. It wasn't easy building the kit, you need to plan a bit since the engine exhaust can't be attached if you missed it or repaint the whole area.

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Building the aircraft took me about two days to build, however the next big challenge was rigging it. Rigging was the problem it was the softness of the plastic that made it hard, so took me about 3-4 hours to rigged it, I am very happy with result.

I painted using Tamiya flat yellow, three coats of it, and one coat of future, engine exhaust was Mr. Color copper.

Tom Thounaojam

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Photos and text by Tom Thounaojam