Bay of Pigs...1/48 Lockheed T-33A, Fuerza Aérea Revolucionaria

January 6, 2023 · in Aviation · · 7 · 1.1K


New year, new count...

Here´s my dad´s first finished model in 2023.
edition of the old Hobbycraft kit, markings from . 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.

Build thread here

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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7 responses

  1. Excellent work, fine airbrush work and a very appealing scheme

  2. Great looking model, excellent camouflage and very clear canopy.

  3. An excellent start of 2023, Reinhard @grimreaper
    This looks very promissing for the rest of the year.
    The chosen scheme is an absolute eye catcher.

  4. Beautiful piece. Excellent camo and nice weathering on the bottom of the aircraft.

  5. Lovely - I'll use this as a reference for a build of my own! I have a S. America/ Latin America project going that will include Cuba.

  6. A wonderful result, Spreitzhofer Family! The chosen scheme is striking, the build up to your usual excellent standards!

  7. 'Give that man a cigar!' comes to mind when I see this Cuban bird.
    Beautiful work.

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