Redroo Models 1/48th CA-25 Winjeel
This is the 1/48th Redroo Model CAC Winjeel. The only changes from the kit options are the big number on the cowl and the A number as this is model was to be built as a specific airframe. The orange/red or whatever it is, is a home brew of Gunze H14 Orange with a few drops of Gunze H(33) Russet added to knock it's vibrancy back a notch. There was an audible sigh of relief when I finished it up this morning as it's been a bit of a slog.
For those not familiar with the aircraft. The Winjeel was developed by the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation as a Basic Trainer for the Royal Australian Air Force. It operated with 1 Basic Flying Training School at Uranqunity near Wagga. Most of it's service life was spent there however several airframes were transferred to 4 Squadron at Williamtown where they operated in the FAC role until 1995.
Several aircraft still fly in private ownership.
The Winjeel name is an indigenous word meaning "Young Eagle"
A few modelling goals ticked off here in the way of resin a vac canopies, neither of which I'm a fan.
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