Latecoere 28.3H 1:72 scratchbuilt
I scratchbuilt this model and in progress I turned it into a kit form. I made 12 from these (under my fantasy model company name Plastic Passion) before SBS Model bought the original masters from me – now they producing the plane and her sister plane the “La Fregate”. The Latécoère 28 (or Laté 28) is the aircraft from the Latécoère firm which Mermoz used to cross the South Atlantic ocean for the first time on May 12, 1930 named “Comte De La Vaulx” (You can read in Exupery’s book the ‘night Flight’ why 🙂 ).
The type became famous by its use in postal links between France and South America in the service of Aeropostale, in the 1930s. I built the model used the drawings from various issues of the Le Fana De L’Aviation magazine. I made the masters from plastic cards and balsa wood roughs copied onto resin. I add some WIP photos just for some interesting 🙂
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