Pampa Cowboy...1/48 North American T-6G Texan, Fuerza Aérea Uruguaya

July 31, 2022 · in Aviation · · 6 · 1.2K


After the French Algerian War , here´s my dad´s second for this year.
Used the 1998 Germany boxing of the good old Monogram kit of 1979. The kit has only the football antenna and covered wheels, so my dad took the late style antenna and the spoked wheels from an Italeri kit. Decals are from Armycast, but the cowl numbers were too large, more like for 1/32, but found suiting replacement with a RAF code letter sheet from Fantasy Printshop. Seatbelts are from Eduard, antenna wire done with elastic thread, little spine antenna done with plastic rod. This aircraft had some big light or light cover on the belly, did some scratchbuilding there.
Camo was done with Gunze H311 FS36622, H310 FS30219, H303 FS34102 and H309 FS34079.
As with all old Monogram kits, also here the clear parts weren´t the best. The canopy parts had some streaks and little air bubbles, the landing light covers needed some filling with CA glue. The Revell Germany kit includes early and late canopies.

Build thread here

The FAU used the T-6 for a long time, from 1942 to 1992/93. Initially they came in shiny silver but later on they received a camouflage. Towards the end of their servicelife they looked really worn. Decided to make the model a little less worn.

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6 responses

  1. This turned out nice, Reinhard! Congratulations to your dad for making that canopy work.

  2. Well-done. Fine build and finish. All good.

  3. Excellent performance by your dad on this Texan, Reinhard @grimreaper
    This camouflage scheme and markings do look amazing on it.
    well done.

  4. Had no choice but, to smash the like button. If your going to do a model of a T-6 in any scale the Revellogram kit is still the go too model. Given its age another classic that has aged very well indeed and more than likely the kit was designed with pencil, paper and a slide ruler. Scale mate's lists the first release as being in 1979.

    Some strong work in the modeling dept from your father Reinhard . Not to mention the professional and consistent photography that you bring to the table.

    Two thumbs up.

  5. Excellent result, Reinhard! Excellent, extremely detailed build thread too!
    All as usual!

  6. Looks great - love the Texan in someone else's pajamas!

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