Matchbox 1/72 Noorduyn Norseman C-64
March 9, 2013 in Aviation
This is my rendition of the Norseman ,one of (I believe) 20 aircraft purchased by the IAF in 1948 to be used as a general workhorse carrying up 8 passengers or 3200 pounds of cargo,it was chosen because of its rugged design and its ability to land on rough unprepared strips.
It is the Matchbox kit which comes with the option of wheels,floats or ski’s.Thankfully there were few markings to worry about just the Star of David roundels and a simple code number which were sourced from my spare decals box,the colour scheme was on the advice of a modeller in Israel.
My prefered scale is 1/48 as I find 1/72 a little too fiddly for my clumsy fingers but as far as I know the Matchbox kit is the only game in town, so if you want an Israeli Norseman this is it.
Comments please N.
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