Vintage Revell P-39 Airacobra 1/46 scale
As I had said in some of my previous posts, following my project to restore or even to build vintage models which bring me back good memories, now I went to this 1955 original Revell mold of P-39 Airacobra.
My oldest brother Pedrinho (82 now) had this model and it was probably one of the very first scale models I had ever seen in my life, I suppose circa 1967 when it was released in Brazil.
I had waited really a very long time trying to acquire this kit, which was quite difficult to find due its rarity. Fortunately I found it on Mercado Livre (local E-bay) and I got it at a fair price.
The first task was to restore the damaged box, with some card reinforcements and retouch the beautiful and nostalgic art with oils and clear varnish to protect.
The building was as simple as possible as I should have done some decades ago, except for the airbrushing. All painting in Polyester inks from Dryco (local mgf.)
This work has become a milestone in my life as a modeler, as it is the first one after my beloved wife Maria has passed away last February, after her long struggle against ovarian cancer, to whom I dedicate this post.
Finally, a good fun to rest my mind and another beautiful antique in my collection full of good memories.
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