Special Hobby T-2C Buckeye (1/48th)
This is the Special Hobby T-2C Buckeye, done in a USN high-viz trainer scheme. This mixed-media kit has been around for a few years, so it is not new, however, it is still a good kit, if one puts in the effort to use the various features that are included in the kit. First, the kit is injected plastic, but has a vacu-form canopy, excellent resin parts (the seats are resin), delicate photoetch pieces, and an excellent decal sheet. Except for decals, I used all of the various mixed-media that came with the kit, but I must say that the PE is some of the most delicate that I have ever used. The decal sheet contains markings for three separate aircraft; I was very impressed with the way the decals settled-down, with no silvering. I applied the decals over Testors Gloss-cote, followed by a 50/50 mix of Gloss-cote and Dull-cote to give the model a semi-gloss sheen.
Construction of this kit is pretty straight-forward, but care must be taken attaching the landing gear doors, which do not have any positive locating pins. I drilled and pinned each of the doors, making it easy to atttach them when the time came.
IIRC, this kit was also released by Two Bobs Decals, along with Special Hobby.
Overall, this is an excellent little kit, that looks pretty nice when built-up. I used Tamiya white primer for the white, and Model Master Chevy Engine Red enamel for the red.
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