1/72 S-3 Viking
This is the old (1978) Hasegawa S-3 Viking in 1/72, a nice kit that has aged well. Apart from the raised panel lines and over-simplified cockpit, it stands up well against current releases; the fit was amazing, trailing edges were sharp, and it came with a smoked/tinted canopy. I replaced the kit seats with resin aftermarket and added some detail in the cockpit, and then re-scribed the whole kit. I studiously followed the kit’s panel lines, only to be told later they were inaccurate… oh well. The other modification I made was to enlarge the engine intakes, as they looked a bit narrow compared to photos. There weren’t many aftermarket decal sheets available for this kit so I found a scheme I liked and made my own- the final markings are actually a combination of kit, masking/painting, and home-made decals.
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