Bay of Pigs...1/48 Lockheed T-33A, Fuerza Aérea Revolucionaria
New year, new count...
Here´s my dad´s first finished model in 2023.
Academy edition of the old Hobbycraft kit, markings from Hi-Decal. Had some True Details (Squadron) T-33 resin seats in our stash. Although they are a bit too low for this kit my dad used them because they have nice molded-on seatbelts. Also added a pitot tube (got a bit too large) from the sparesbox and a plastic rod (got a bit too short) for the fuel drain tube on the rear. No more details added.
Painted with Gunze H314 FS35622, Gunze H309 FS34079 and AK Real Color Interior Yellow-Green with some drops of yellow and white.
After a bunch of Cuban aircraft were destroyed by airstrikes and an invasion became imminent, the FAR added additional field camo to (some of) their remaining aircraft for better ground coverage, each looked different. If the info is true, "703" was one of only three operational T-33. It was credited with the downing of two B-26 Invaders (FAL927 and 935) on April 17th 1961.
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