Royal Air Force SEPECAT Jaguar T.2A, 54 Squadron – Italeri 1/72
February 17, 2014 in Aviation
Hi again all.
I promise that this will be the last one for a while!!!
I finished this one back in 2012. It’s the Italeri 1/72 Jag T-2A with Aeroclub ejection seats and decals by the now defunct Model Alliance. I’d have gone with the kit decals but I found out prior to the build that the kit roundels and squadron markings are quite overscale as are the stencils. So if you have this one in the stash, have a hunt round for the decal sheet for the appropriately sized ones.
There’s only two real build issues with the kit. The rear panel insert between engines is a fiddly fit and takes a bit of work to tidy up the seam line. The second area is the rear section of the overwing join to the fuselage. I used some Vallejo plastic putty to close up the gap. The clear parts aren’t really a great fit either so I left the canopies open. The HUD has also been replaced as the kit part had the clarity of a glass coke bottle. The CBLS 100 practice bomb dispensers are from Jenesis designs and include the bomblets.
Paints are Gunze and some oils for the weathering.
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