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Monogram 1/48th T-6 Texan

I tried to replicate the three aircraft belonging to the folks at the facility where I had my three flights in each of their T-6’s over the past few years. The three kits were of usual Monogram quality, but I’ve seen them built up much better than the ones I’ve done. I’m sure it’s due to my lack of talent and [mostly], my haste in trying to complete them. It’s a bad habit I can’t seem to overcome. Once I begin a kit, I want to see it finished! I can’t let an on-going build languish on the bench for weeks on end as some of you seem to be able to do. The small lettering on the cowl was custom printed and the “Kissimmee” letters are dry-transfer – one at a time – drew a pencil line with a straightedge and only had one chance to get ’em right. The actual a/c pics can be seen in the group “Air Shows and Museums”.

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6 responses to Monogram 1/48th T-6 Texan

  1. Nice work-must’ve been great rides.

  2. That’s a nifty trainer trio, Craig. I always thought that the T-6/SNJ looked best in yellow.

  3. Craig, those Texan’s are fun little kits and it looks like you enjoyed them. I understand your lack of patience. I build so slow, finishing maybe 4-5 kits a year. So as time goes by I get impatient and just want to get it done.
    I bet the flights were fun, although the T-6 is one noisey plane. I can always tell when one takes off at work. I would love to take a ride in one though, I just think it would be a blast.

  4. My Uncle had a Texan that he “worked over”, that was a LOUD bird to fly in ..that he kept at Fairfax, Ks airport .. the pics of these ARE GREAT !!!

  5. I know this is an older post but it popped up on the bottom of the news feed. Great builds!!! These are on my ‘to do’ list for sure. I worked there for 2 years in 2010 and 2011. I got checked out in Texan 1 in late 2009 and started flying there full time not long after. Texan 1 was the lightest and nicest flying of the 3. Graham and Thom were a blast to work for and with…I actually miss it. I’m glad you built these Craig…gives me some inspiration.

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