1/72 Airfix Short Sunderland
This was another old kit that I decided to “experiment” on. Since I already had a 2nd kit to build “stock”, I thought I’d back date this to an earlier Mark. This required moving the top turret and changing the hull. I can’t remember any other major changes…
I also wanted to weather it, as most I had seen pictures of, looked beat up. I started with an undercoat of aluminum, then brush painted the camo with thinned out acrylics, allowing the “bare metal” to show through. It was a lot of fun to play with, but it’s size made it a handful. Impressive on the shelf for the same reason.
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