Trumpeter 1:48 Scale SM-79 "Sparviero"
Not one of my favorite models to say the least.
This one has been hanging out on the "Shelf of DOOM?" for more than a few years. Looking at it every once in a while, starting in on it...and then putting it back. Love the plane though, just not this kit.
Classic airframes released one years ago, and that while more accurate in shape, and more interior detail, the kit was even tougher to stay focused on.
Anyway, hopefully a better choice will come along one day, I doubt that, but one can dream.
Used the kit's decals which were so-so. Screwed up the numbers on the port side, and had to rebuild them for the starboard side using bits and pieces from different decals sets to remake the letters and numbers. Fun.
Still have weathering, touch ups, fiddlies and she'll be finished too. First two pics are before clear coats, the second two, after.
I used True Details resin wheels, re-worked the guy wires on the tail planes to the correct configurations, custom mixed Tamiya Acrylics,
3 additional images. Click to enlarge.