Convair 240, 1/72 Mach II kit. United Air Lines
July 30, 2013 in Aviation
A few articles back I responded to a contributor that I am of the “I know where the mistakes are and I am not going to tell you” philosophy.
Well, here is an example……..
This is the Mach II 1/72 kit of the Convair C-131. First let me say that I admire Mach II for bringing us kits of aircraft that have not been done by another manufacture. That being said, these kits are not for the feint of heart. Break out the sanding sticks and the fillers, peruse the minimal instruction sheet, and begin.
I have done a number of Mach II kit for a very close friend and although they are not of Tamiya quality they can be made to look OK.
Per my friends request I built this as a civilian Convair in United Air Lines livery. The decals I used were from vintageflyerdecals.com by Michael Vykukal. These decals are excellent. This company produces decals of cilil liveries of many airlines. I did not do this but I would recommend to anyone building this kit to fill the windows and sand them flush then use the decals for the windows all around.
This model was done very quickly to meet a time line of my friend. Should anyone desire to take the time and do a lot of extra work and scratch building this would make into a very nice model
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