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A British Beaver

Airfix produced some of their best kits in the early-to-mid 70s, which is the period in which they tooled their 1/72 DHC Beaver. Moulded in white plastic it went together very well, although I sanded off the raised rivets and panel lines, the latter being re-scribed.


The dayglo orange areas were masked and airbrushed with Gunze Mr Color paint. Reference photos showed a lot of aerials and antennae which were replicated with stretched sprue and bits of styrene.


8 responses to A British Beaver

  1. Wow, 1/72 scale, looks great Mike.

  2. Spectacular super clean build.

  3. Way cool! Love the camou and day glow combination. Nice bit of modelling.

  4. Nicely done! Looks great enough to be a retool.

  5. This is awesome, Mike. All the finish work you did makes it look like a brand new kit, and the contrast between the camo and hi vis stripes is great.

  6. Excellent build, and love the dayglo work. Makes it really stand out.

  7. An excellent and unexpected model. Love the paint work, very sharp contrast between the green and the brown. Who would tell this is a 70s kit??

  8. What a beauty! You did most respectable work on this Airfix kit; a excellent outcome!

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