The T-2C Buckeye. SpecialHobby 1/48
The Specialhobby T-2C is one of the toughest models I have ever built. A lot of attention to aligment of the parts e dryfitings is required before you start this one. This is a multi media kit that brings injected parts with finely engraved panel lines, resin parts, PE fret and two vacum forming canopies and injected clear parts to landing lights.
In some areas the instructions are a little bit vague, but the internet is a good source pictures for this airplane.
The painting process was done using Tamiya colors. The Orange color (almost red) was done by mixing tamiya red and orange using a FS catalog as reference.
To create the contrast of the panel lines I´m used a new technique (for me, at least) by striping the paint using a scriber. The gray color of the plastic underneath the paint is enough to create the contrast. However, you must have a steady hand to do this. I had to retouch the withe color in some areas due some scratches created during this process.
Enjoy the pictures and I hope you like it!
10 additional images. Click to enlarge.