1/48 Revell PT-17 Stearman
Here’s the iModeler Review kit from a few weeks ago… 🙂
A fun little kit that goes together very well. No putty needed, this is perhaps Revell’s best-fitting kit. The kit’s rigging diagram was helpful, but could’ve been a little clearer. Between that and the box art, I managed to figure it out. I used 0.2mm nickel silver rod for the rigging wire (Albion Alloys LTD., NSR02). Partial pilot holes were drilled, and the wires placed into them, then secured with a tiny drop of extra-thick cyanoacrylate.
Tamiya yellow all over, NATO black for the cockpit coaming & tires, and Testors Aluminum Plate, Gunmetal, and Burnt Iron metallizers used. Overcoated with Future and left shiny, since these machines were kept pretty clean. I didn’t bother with removing the civilian “N” from the registration.
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