After the kit review posted recently, and visible here: http://imodeler.com/2017/09/hs-123-a1-gaspatch-148/ I start the building of the kit, a s usual from the pilot office. I was surprise by the good fit of all parts, and the accuracy of the detail, there are just few photo available of the cockpit around, and the drawing coming from the bird manual. The guys in Gaspatch reproduce every single detail.
Most of the interior where in RLM 02. Tamiya and Gunze both have in their catalog RLM 02, Tamiya much darker then Gunze. I take advantage from this discrepancy, creating a darker base with the first one, and lightenig the flat areas with the second one.
In most of the pictures, on ground, flaps are retracted, but, to add point of interest to the model, I decide to disply them lowered, therefore where also painted in RLM 02.
Apologize for the bud pictures, this evenig modelling was good, photography not so much…
6 additional images. Click to enlarge.