12 - Matchbox 1/72 Aermacchi G.91Y
The first of I hope a lot of Italian military subjects.
The G.91 is a really beautiful plane and if it weren't for politics would have been widely utilised throughout Europe and even USA.
When looking through references I found 1 photo of it in winter camo and all dirty and decided thats what I'm doing. I've tried to replicate the photo as closely as possible, and was honoured when the pilot of the plane in the reference photo contacted me and let me know that I'd made his dad's airplane.
This was are really fun build, lots of fun painting and weathering, I added cockpit details, cut the flaps so I could have them down for landing/takeoff, I replaced the plastic moulded guns with needles and I built the gun protector around it.
I learnt and lot and enjoyed this model thoroughly.