1968 boxing of the 1/72 scale Airfix Handley-Page Hampden.
August 26, 2016 in Aviation
I built this old school kit in an old school style. No putty, so there are seams, but I didn’t want to sand off all of the rivets! I used my airbrush to apply the Dark Earth and Dark Green RAF Camo, but the decals were unusable, so I went with bright yellow for the undersides instead of the more usual black, and depicted a machine from a Torpedo Training Unit, circa 1940. The markings came from the spares book, and all the paints are Testors Model Master Enamels. There is no interior with this kit, other than four seats and a blank instrument panel, so I added the four classic hunched over Airfix crewmen. Not that it matters very much. You can’t really see through the thick armored glass anyway. The aerials are fine smoke coloured quilting monofilament, with super glue blobs for insulators. I like it, and I hope you do too!
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