Airfix H.P.42 1:144
April 8, 2015 in Aviation
Here is some pics of my finished “golden age” or “art deco” bird. I know what the collectors will say but it was built from a red-stripe box kit 🙂 The plastic became a bit brittle and I had to remake some of the wing struts but the build itself wasn’t too bad. I fashionated some interior and added some exterior details. The fabric effect a bit strong in this “breille scale” so I sanded down most of it, repositioned the rudders and the friese ailerons. I used Tamiya TS-17 (silver) decanted for the doping and Alclads for the fuselage and the engines. I custom made the decals for the “Hannibal” in late ’30s scheme (with royal mail emblem to add some diversity) and fashionated a small diorama with “N” scale figures and scrachbuilt ladders. As You may notice I was wrong placing the upper decals (I relied upon the Airfix instructions that totally wrong) so this will be repaired. I think there isn’t another airplane that ‘IMPERIAL AIRWAYS’ looks so good on it than this type. I will add a WIP later if someone interested. Hope You enjoy thanks for looking. Any C&C welcome!
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