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So you want to be a Naval Aviator?

I haven’t posted in a bit as I continue on with my Trumpeter A-1H build. I decided I wanted a pilot in the cockpit, but my choices in 1/32 were pretty much…nadda. The ZM pilot is hard to find, and not all that great. Aerobonus does however make a pretty nice USAF pilot that with the help of a razar saw, some donated hands from a Tamiya Corsair pilot and some two part epoxy putty for his G suit and survival vest and BOOM! A Naval Aviator from a USAF pilot! Seatbelts are wine bottle foil and Eduard USN WWII seatbelt buckles.

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11 responses to So you want to be a Naval Aviator?

  1. That is why I like a good bottle of wine from time to time, so I tell my other half! 😉

  2. It’s good to have fun with a beer at your bench !
    Too bad the Navy is dry !

  3. Rob that’s fantastic! Well done!

  4. Cool as a jewel!

  5. That is one #@%£ good job done on that seat belt! Looks very intricate.

  6. Perfect looking Naval Aviator, Rob!

  7. Great job, he seems to exude some of the necessary pilot cockiness too!

  8. Well done Rob, and type of wine do you prefer for the belts? Asking for a friend.

  9. Thanks guys, I am not even sure about the wine! I mostly drink beer!

  10. Looks fantastic!

  11. Hello Rob,
    Very convincing endresult. And colorful also.
    Regards, Dirk

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