1/72 Fouga CM-170 Magister
Another old Airfix kit build. The Magister is such a unique bird that I had to build it, but didn’t like the NMF or other French livery. Finally ran across the IsraDecal offering of decals for Israeli versions and I was good to go!
The kit fit well – rivet detail a bit heavy but I left it. I used Vallejo acrylics for the 3-color top camo – the green that was recommended came out a bit stark, and I think for my next Israeli build I’ll try toning it back a bit with some white.
The decals went on fairly well, except that the stripes on the nose and wing tanks were all individual! Man – was that painstaking!
Nothing extra added except for pilots – these were resin castings of more life-like pilots than the Airfix guys that were in the box. I included a few pics before I shut the canopy as closed canopies don’t photograph well.
I didn’t weather heavily – panel wash and a bit of post shading – that was about it.
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