1/48 Hobby Boss EMB-314 Tucano
I built this 1/48 Hobby Boss Brazilian EMB-314 Super Tucano about 4 years ago or so. I think this plane is a strong candidate for one of the most attractive aircraft currently in production and deserves a little attention.
The Super Tucano is a light attack turboprop designed and built by Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer and is based on their EMB-312 Tucano. It’s also known as the A-29 by the USAF who purchased a small handful for training purposes in 2019. The 314 is extremely popular with many South American and Middle Eastern air forces and is quite an accomplished airshow performer.
Hobby Boss made a few errors in the accuracy department, mostly in the nose wheel well and the shape of the Tucano’s belly. I forgot to take notes, but I recall doing a little surgery on the well and attempted a reshape on the belly but realized it needed way more help than that. I also used Quickboost exhaust pipes.
The kit assembled rather painlessly and was a fun project. Plus it looks accurate enough for me. As far as I know, Hobby Boss is the only game in town if you want a Tucano in 48th scale.
All comments appreciated.
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