As promised…No. 4 of my favorite Five…..1/32 Sparrowhawk…
January 28, 2013 in Aviation
What you’ve all been waiting for with baited breath. Fourth fave is the William’s Brothers Curtiss F9C Sparrowhawk. I just like to go back and look at this colorful, clean unique machine. For a kit it’s age and type it did not go together bad at all, everything lined up nicely including the wire rigging that had to go through notches in the wings just so. William’s bros got the angle on the big landing gear just right, fine engineering. I detailed the engine with some wiring and plug boots, and added the latch on the “trapeze” and the antenna towers. I got this kit at a model show in an ancient box, amazingly the kit “men on the trapeze” decals worked. I have always been fascinated by the big Zeppelin Airships, and the Mother ships of the F9C are my favorites of the breed. These and their little Curtiss parasites make for an interesting setup unique in aviation annals. Presently this model resides at the American Airpower Museum in Farmingdale NY. I really should get around to building the old AMT Akron/Macon kit I have to display with her.
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