Tropical Cowboy...1/48 North American AT-6D Texan, Força Aérea Brasileira

August 12, 2022 · in Aviation · · 7 · 0.7K


So, here´s already my dad´s next model and third Texan for this year.
This is the first edition of the good old 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.

Build thread here

Model shows an aircraft that served with 3/1 GAvCa, Esq. Pacau, Santa Cruz 1954.
The 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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7 responses

  1. A truly superb result, Spreitzhofer Family, that I had the sheer pleasure to watch being built!
    Well done!

  2. Excellent model. Do you know the story behind the squadron badge? Why is the wounded ostrich hitting the penguin?

  3. That is one colorful bird, and beautifully done!

  4. Beautiful work as always. The weathering is superbly done and gives it a sense of scale, keeping this colorful model from looking like a toy.

  5. Extremely fine result!

  6. Great looking Texan, Reinhard @grimreaper
    These colors do fit the Texan nicely.
    It was a pleasure to follow the build of it.

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