Tropical Cowboy...1/48 North American AT-6D Texan, Força Aérea Brasileira
So, here´s already my dad´s next model and third Texan for this year.
This is the first edition of the good old Monogram kit, released in 1979. Decals came from FCM, rudder and nose ring are painted. Wings and horizontal tail surfaces painted with Gunze H14 Orange, the fuselage was done with AK Xtreme Metal White Aluminium. Eduard seatbelts, EZ line for the antenna wires. The landing light covers didn´t fit well, had to do some sanding, filling with CA glue and polishing.
Model shows an aircraft that served with 3/1 GAvCa, Esq. Pacau, Santa Cruz 1954.
The FAB used trainers like this one but also armed versions (.30cal fuselage and wing guns and underwing racks for bombs and rockets) which wore a two-tone camo.
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