Gloster Gladiator – Norway, April 1940
This is the old but very nice Heller kit of the Gloster Gladiator, with the markings of the Norwegian Air Force as they tried to defend their country against the German invasion in April 1940.
I build this kit years ago, but didn’t add rigging at the time. A little while ago I decided to use it for a ‘how to’ on using steel wire for rigging, then added weathering as well, and all of a sudden it looked the part.
Even though there is now a brand new Gladiator from Airfix on the market, I love the Heller Gladiator for their ease of assembly. It only has a few panel lines, so if you want them engraved, it would take just a little while to rectify.
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