1/48 Special Hobby “V-173 Flying Pancake”
Though I’ve started half-a-dozen or so aircraft models over the decades, this is the first one I’ve ever finished. The kit has some serious faults. Even the plastic it’s made of is a problem. (It splits and cracks under stress, and in reaction to liquid cement.) But I managed to complete the model by persevering. The fact that the V-173 is one of my favorite planes is what motivated me. (Details of the build are here: http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/2/t/182070.aspx )
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