Ertl IH 1466 1/25
So I forked over the cash and bought the last outstanding tractor kit for my collection, the Ertl International Harvester 1466 (I couldn't be satisfied with just 2 of the 3 Ertl kits!). Though I've never been a fan of the red tractors, I have to admit this kit looks pretty darn nice in it's Farmall red and off-white paint. It's built straight out of the box as a factory fresh, showroom tractor, no weathering of any kind. The only change I made to the kit was the addition of the A/C hoses from the compressor to the cab. Of all the Ertl kits, this one gave the most trouble, as the hood was in three pieces that had to be assembled around the exhaust stack, and the upper and lower parts of the cab were a bit of a trick to get assembled and onto the tractor. The hard plastic rear tires also took some serious clamping in order to squeeze the two wheel halves together for gluing. It took me a couple tries to get it done properly. Hopefully the super glue holds!
I've now finished my tractor collection as well as my dive-bomber collection. At least something positive came of 2020!
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