Hobbycraft 1/48 P-26
Well, after a small absence due to family things (and a trip to the IPMS Nats), I thought it was time to contribute something. This is Hobbycraft’s 1/48 P-26 built many years ago using Aeromaster decals. I have since learned that the fuselage of this a/c was probably olive drab, not blue, but too late now…
I do recall using Xtracolor PRU blue for the fuselage, and Model Master Yellow with a touch of red for the wings. I also remember being pleasantly surprised at how nicely the decals conformed to the wheel spats – those Aeromaster decals may have some factual errors, but the quality is first-rate.
I used stainless steel wire for the main rigging, and stretched sprue for the antennae. This kit is one of Hobbycraft’s better efforts – I only used a cockpit detail set from Tom’s Modelworks to spruce it up. Everything else is OOB. The gloss finish is Future. Lots and lots of it. Hand brushed before and after decaling.
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