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Tommy Killander
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Hasegawa 1/72 T-33A Shooting Star “6th Wing Last Flight”

July 8, 2020 · in Aviation · · 22 ≡

This was supposed to be a quick build to restore mojo and get something finished off my bench.

It turned out that the tooling is from 1969 so there were quite some work to complete the build of this bird... The kit is from 2001 with Cartograf decals, so I didn't expect any issue with them, but when I applied the first decals (cockpit IP panels) they disintegrated(!)

But luckily the rest of the decals went on with too much issues, so I was able to finish this build out-of-the-box as I intended 🙂

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22 responses

  1. Nice job! Love the colors and how clean it looks.

  2. Looks great, fantastic scheme!

  3. Beautiful build of that vintage kit! Those colors really pop!

  4. Lovely T-bird Tommy, well done.

  5. That is beautiful! Love the colors. I was stationed in Japan for 4 years, and while this was long after T-33 time, I think anyway, they were still flying F-104s then (mid 90s). Anyway, the colors remind me so much of living there!

  6. Nice build of this colorful Shooting Star.
    Building a kit from 1963 at the moment and I do recognize your remarks.

  7. Nice Shooting Star, Tommy!
    Beautiful build and rare colourful scheme!

  8. Nice work. I am increasingly attracted in models with colourful paint schemes on military planes. I realised this upon viewing a large collection of olive drab painted model war planes. Where even though the work was nice the overall effect was muted, And did not attract the interest so much of my wife and son. When colourful it is more appealing to all.
    Thank you for showing .

  9. That's one clean and colorful T-bird - well done!

  10. Smart looking model Tom, nice job!

  11. Inspiring! Thanks for sharing.

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