Airfix Fokker F-27 – 1/72 scale
I had the intention to build the old Revell Fokker F-27 in 1/94 scale as it brings me good memories, however, I had the Airfix model in 1/72 scale in my stash so I went with this model instead.
Although this kit was injected in a 1960 mold, it apparently has correct dimensions and shapes. But the version operated by TAM (currently LATAM) was longer and had one window more each side, so I decided to keep it with these differences. I built this kit based on the F-27 exposed in Museu TAM located in São Carlos – SP, Brazil, which I visited in 2014.
Adjust to improve joints,
Adding air intakes made of sprues and resin (one in the aft fuselage right side and 2 smalls in the nose.
Overall sanding, leaving just some few raised panels,
Gluing and the gap filling on the 2 doors,
All antennas made of sprue and wire ,
Seatbelt made of Tamiya tape on the very simple cockpit and
Added windshield wipers.
Squadron Green Putty,
2 parts polyurethane main white in order to resist the hard masking for blue and red colors painting,
Enamel other colors,
CCS Decals from Brazil and
2 parts polyurethane gloss clear coat.
This is my first experience building airlines and it was really very hard. But finally a bright color in my collection, and an important aircraft on the airline world story.
This museum is permanently closed, and probably will be transferred to a new location.
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