August 7, 2016 in Aviation
Here’s my just finished Stearman PT-17, a 1/48 scale Revell kit I built ‘out of the box’. It is the smallest model I’ve built. the kit goes together real well, maybe it should be part of Revell’s “Pro-Modeller’ series. Maybe if they just added a PE sprue of details it could be, but it seems pretty detailed anyway. I used rattle cans of Testors blue and yellow, and painted the tail instead of trying to do the decals for the dark blue/red/white part as they just seemed too big and where things like that meet the edges there always seems to be more decal that surface. The rigging is not included in the kit but dimensions for it are. Although those dimensions all seemed a bi large, they did provide a good reference and starting point. I used plastic whiskers from a small hand held whisk broom for the rigging lines.
thanks for looking –
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