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Joe Caputo
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1/72 Antares Curtiss SC-1 Seahawk

September 14, 2013 · in Aviation · · 5 · 2.4K

This is one of those subjects that fills a void, nothing more. By most standards, this kit is crude. The most eye catching part is also the worse part, the canopy. This would have been a great piece to vac-u-form, as it's pretty thick. As most my kits are OOB, for better, or worse, I used the stock piece, with Future applied. There are some fairly nice decals, enough to do a couple versions. While some versions are more striking, I went with the one I felt was more widely used in-service..

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  1. Nice work. Photos of SC-1s show most of those that saw operations were in the tricolor scheme. But the overall GSB lets you see the shape better.

  2. A lovely little seaplane, Joe, I like it.

  3. Very nice build of an unusual aircraft. Compared to my 1:72 VACUFORM "Seahawk" your model is a show winner! I built my version in 1977, had no idea what I was doing, it was my first Vacuform model. I like your paint job, mine was a tri color and a "wrong" tri color paint scheme at that. See, model aircraft kits get better and better over the years, your kit was "crude" mine was "junk".

  4. I like it Joe, especially because it is a crude model brought to life through skill and craftsmanship.

  5. Joe,
    Another little beauty. I think you must be like Tom and build a model every thirty minutes. Whatever you do you turn out some good looking models.

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