1/48th Academy T-33A
I just completed this 1/48th model of a T-33A that was assigned to the 157th TFS of the SC ANG. They were based at McEntire ANGB, SC. At the time that unit was equipped with the F-102 Delta Dagger.
The model is an Academy T-33A which was a fun build with no serious problems encountered while working with it. The kit cockpit is a bit sparse as are the wheel wells but there’s enough there to work with. The finish is all Model Master paints and the decals were out of ye ole decal stash box with the exception of the tail markings. Using my photo of the real T-33 as a guide I took the Draw decal 1/72nd sheet for the F-102A in SC ANG markings and pieced it together to replicate the markings seen on the tail of the T-33A. A bit tedious but it achieved the goal. The serial number was pieced together from the 1/48th F-102A Draw decal sheet which gave a nice set of black numbers so a particular aircraft serial number could be produced. I’m considering my next build to be a 1/48th F-102A in SC ANG markings to go along with the T-33A seen here. Academy produced a nice kit that with a little TLC can be made into a nice model addition to your collection.
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