1/32 Scale Cheetah D
May 31, 2015 in Aviation
This is a Cheetah D of the South African Air force. I used the old Revel 1/32 scale Mirage 3 kit as the base to work with.
I scratch built the whole cockpit tub with instrument panels and seats, vacuum formed the canopy and I used lead strips to make the canopy frames. I scratch built the ejection seats.
I also modified the wings and scratch built the canards and scratch built the undercarriage with brass tubing.
The nose of the aircraft was first carved from balsa wood to get the correct shape, then vacuum formed.
The exhaust nozzle was also scratch built as well as the missile and ECM pod. The chaff flare dispenser was also scratch built, Phew that was a lot to say, the project took me almost a year to complete. I hope you enjoy the pictures.
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