1/32 Scale Air Show Models Aviat Pitts Special S2B
This is a kit that I have been searching for for quite a while now, my collection of models would be incomplete unless I had a Pitts to add.
I found this kit at Fisher Models and I had a hard time getting it to me in South Africa, the first kit that Paul sent me went missing in the post and Paul was kind enough to send me another one and cover the additional postal costs, thanks Paul, I will most certainly purchase more kits from Fisher Models as the service I received from them was nothing short of excellent.
I built this kit straight out for the box, the only thing that I scratch built was the instrument panels and I made the harnesses out of lead foil. The buckles were supplied in the kit.
This was a lovely build and all the parts fitted wonderfully, the only problem I had was that the top wing was slightly thicker on one side and I needed to sand it down and re do the wing ribs, that was the hardest part. The wings and elevator were slightly warped and that was taken care of with some hot water. The decals were a bit old so I masked and painted all the striping on the aircraft.
It is such a pity that we don't have any large scale civil aircraft on the market, I would love to build a large scale Cessna or Beechcraft.
Now to convince my Wife that I really need Paul Fisher's Sea Fury, I will think of some excuse.