1/72 Harvard Mk 4 “Goldilocks” Display Team, RCAF
This started as way to turn an old “dog” Testor T-6 kit into something pleasing to the eye – I secured a set of Leading Edge decals for a colorful Harvard. Opened up the Testor kit, saw NOTHING in the cockpit and was planning on some scratchbuilding (of which I am not overly proficient), and then discovered the kit was missing the canopy (I’m a s****r for rescuing old kits from ebay!).
So – found an Academy kit on ebay, with nice interior detail, and the proper model to mirror the subject. Built up nicely, but since I don’t airbrush, the rattle can yellow paint job was trying. I’m ok with the final product even though up close the topside paint shows a little orange peel effect. I did scratch build the exhaust and the line from the cockpit to the exhaust for the smoke.
(And yes – before someone mentions it – I know I got the wing walk decals on backwards. There was an extra pic on the decal instructions that tripped me up before I caught my mistake! Mark up another one to trying to finish in time to take to the club meeting and not being careful enough!)
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