Lockheed AP-3C Orion, 10 Squadron RAAF 1999
I am back with a Hasegawa P-3 build. This is an AP-3C circa 1999-2000 when A9-757 was painted in 60th Anniversary markings. The kit was modified to partial AP-3C standard using the Hamilton Hobbies AP-3C conversion set and images and drawings for reference. The Hamilton Hobbies set, while a good start had some shape issues with one of the antenna mounting plates, so I decided to scratch built all the modifications in styrene. I prefer this as I can use Tamiya of Revell glue to give a strong both with the surrounding plastic. I used the DekLs sheet and armed it with Harpoons from the Hasegawa Weapons set IV and Mk 36 Destructor mines made form Mk82 bombs from the spares box. I also added some intake covers and vent blanks from plastic card, tissue paper (soaked in white glue) and foil from a wine bottle.
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