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1/72 Boeing 737 T-43A

February 24, 2015 · in Aviation · · 12 · 3.3K

This is my Welshmodel, resin and vacform model of the Boeing T-43A, not the most easiest of builds especially when trying to glue resin wings to a vacformed body, but in the end it came out OK

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  1. Yet another outstanding civilian model in a difficult medium.

  2. I agree with Rob wholeheartedly...nice job on a rarely seen subject.

  3. Kevin: You are a master. I can't imagine how one could mate resin wings to a vacform fuselage, successfully. Beautiful job. Prior to yours, I thought the only approach to this was the old Aurora, which I haven't seen in years.
    If you take requests, is there a Sabreliner out there? Or a Hastings?

  4. Thanks guys much appreciated
    I have the Hastings in my stash, would love to have a go at it one day

  5. Good looking model, Kevin!

    I worked on the 737-200's for a while at Continental Airlines when we still had them back in the 80's. Good old reliable airplane; we call them FLUF's - Fat Little Ugly F---ers! There's a semi-derelict T-43 in Randolph Field markings parked on the northwest side of IAH airport here in Houston that was donated by the Air Force for fire training. The city doesn't appear to have done anything with it, so it's just sitting out there rotting away. It was flown in here, so it's sad to see it deteriorating like that.

  6. wowie kapowie...that's nice

  7. Impressive build of an rare kit.

  8. Just goes to show that a seemingly ordinary prototype can make an attractive model, especially in the hands of an expert at these kits.

  9. Kevin,
    You are going to exhaust my use of adjectives to describe your work. I am in awe of your skills and with vacform. I built one and have started one more and the only question that comes to mind is ... WHY AM I DOING THIS?
    your models are fabulous.

  10. Vacforms are fun, but you need patience in abundance to get a good result, this model actually was my first aircraft model coming back into the hobby

  11. Kevin
    Beautiful job, elegant paint application and a "near kit"(vacuform) to boot!

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