Icareodesign 1/32 Scale Extra 330-SC
Here we go again,
I received this wonderful little kit from Nita at Icaerodesign, It arrived in a really small box, that was filled with the most wonderful Resin castings that I have seen in a long time, not to mention the White metal and Photo etch.
This kit came together really well and I loved the build, the only issue I had was with the 3D printed cockpit frame and the engine mount, this was printed quite rough and it was a real challenge to sand everything smooth for painting.
'Then every thing went wrong'
I painted the kit in the American Aerobatic team colors and it just didn't look cool enough,
I stripped all the paint off and started again, I did this 5 TIMES, I did all the masking and painting as there were no decals for the kit, I went through more paint and Tamiya Masking tape than I used on my 1/32 scale B 25, talk about a s****r for punishment, till I had a color scheme that I thought was good enough, I also wanted a really glossy finish, which was quite a job to get, as I have been building models that are weathered and finished with a matt coat.
Well, if I was fortunate to have a Extra 330, and I lived in Switzerland, I would want it painted like this.
Hope you like it.
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Awesome finish on this one. Great work.
Absolutely beautiful, Marc.
Thanks for your kind comment Rob.
Great work, love the engine detail.
The engine is so small, but the detail was amazing, all I had to do was add some plumbing and paint, thanks for the comment Robert.
Awesome model, my congratulations!
Wow - beautifully done finish! You really achieved a great gloss sheen, and a striking color scheme to boot!
I used Tamiya Gloss Clear, I added a first coat and lightly sanded the whole model with fine water paper, and the re coated with the clear gloss, about 50% thinners and 50% paint. It worked out quite ok. Thanks for the comment.
Fabulous job...first one of these I've seen.
Thanks for your comment Craig.
I may have to buy one of those next payday. I always wanted to build the plane that Patty Wagstaffr flew. Looks real cool.
Here is a link to her sight...
Great paint job on Patty's aircraft, it would look great on this kit.
Hi Paul, you have to get one, this is a stunning kit, well engineered and the casting is brilliant. I would love to see them make more civil aircraft in this scale. Thanks for the comment.
I absolutely love it!
Thanks for you comment Gabor, much appreciated.
A stunning model in any language! Well done!
Baie Dankie my maater.
Tell me Morne, do you have any reference on the SAAF Mirage 3 BZ ?, I am busy with a conversion and I cant find any cockpit pictures. I would be much appreciated if you have anything to mail me.
Hi Marc. Youtube has a short clip of the SAAF Mirage III BZ at Swartkops that is a walk around clip. It shows a close-up of the open cockpit with ejection seat detail and instrument panel details.