October 2, 2015 in Aviation
Finished another one! This is the very new Trumpeter two-seat Dart. It’s a kit I really looked forward to and started it when I received it in early July. It’s a nice kit, that assembles well, with a few flaws. The biggest issue to me is the landing gear. Trumpeter created keyed, L and R landing gear struts. In reality, the struts were identical and interchangeable. Much has been made of the fact that the intakes are wider then those on the old Monogram 106. You don’t really notice it unless you view it from above when parked next to a Monogram Six. My opinion is that while the Trump intakes are a bit broad, Monograms are a little anemic. Reality is probably somewhere in the middle. I finished it with Model Master and Humbrol enamels. Decals are from Caracal Models’ Massachusetts ANG set, depicting a plane near the end of it’s career in the late 1980s. This one was lots of fun, and is really an eye catcher when completed.
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