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Alistair Gauld
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Shorts Tucano T.1 – Airfix – 1/72

September 18, 2021 · in Aviation · · 12 · 2K

A 1990 kit in a 2012 boxing and it was a bit of a battle.

I managed to lose the air-brake part but as I was building it closed I just filled the space.

The fuselage was significantly warped and the wings were squint. Filler and clamps were used.

In saying that It was still fun.

Decals from Xtradecal X72216 Royal Air Force Update 2013-14.

I had used stuff from this set for my 617 GR4 and thought I might as well use them on this as it was an interesting scheme.

Primed with Tamiya Neutral Grey.
Painted with Tamiya Light Grey, Nato Black, Nato Green, Rubber Black, Flat Yellow, Italian Red and Flat White
Mr. Color Gloss Black
ColourCoats Light Aircraft Grey.
Finished with Mr. Color Super Clear III Gloss.

Thanks for looking,

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12 responses

  1. An excellent result out of this somehow oldie of a kit, Alistair!
    Love your camo choice, which you rendered superbly.

  2. Great choice of colour scheme.

  3. You definitely won the battle, Ailstair @alistairfgauld
    It turned into a great looking build.

  4. Nice work, Alistair. I remember hearing that was a difficult little kit.

    • Thanks very much.
      It gave me a little trouble with a fair bit of sanding back parts to fit including the canopy which had to be shortened by nearly 2mm to achieve a reasonable fit.
      Still fun though.


  5. Great work! Mind over plastic paid off!

  6. That is an exceptionally well-done paint scheme, Alistair (@alistairfgauld), especially on a 1/72 plane. Well done.

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