1/72 Harbour Air Turbo-Otter
Howdy! So this is Hobbycraft’s 1/72 Otter DHC-3 kit with a Khee Kha Art Vazar Turbo-Otter resin conversion, Alliance Modelworks prop blur, and Arctic Decals Harbour Air decals (Harbour Air flies out of Victoria Harbor, British Columbia-among other places). There is a full interior in the plane complete with crew and passengers, something no one will ever see because even with my window modifications to match the real deal, you can barely see anything in there. Crew and pax are all modified Hasegawa figures. I modified the wings, adding the extended leading edges with Evergreen strip and CA, and adding STOL wing tips carved out of more styrene, dropped the control surfaces. The wing dihedral required a lot of work, the kit’s struts need significant shortening otherwise the wings look like they in a “v” shape. New boarding steps and crew steps were built form brass and styrene angle along with drip edges above the passenger doors. Antennas, slightly more accurate rudders, and float bracing round out most of my additions. I posed it landing on a calm day with water made of acrylic paint and ultra-gloss varnish. I made the wake/spray with the old stand-bye of cotton balls, covered in ultra-gloss varnish.
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