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Τ-37Β HAF Revell 1/48

March 7, 2023 · in Aviation · · 15 · 0.7K
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  1. Exquisite work sir @t-tasos! 🤩

  2. Looks really good!
    I just wonder why the center of the fuselage is so "dirty"?

    • Probably the plane was too short so it was easy get dirty

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  3. Nice work! I never realized the HAF operated T-37s. I thought they were a strictly T-2 Buckeye operator.

  4. Another Tasos Tzigkounakis masterpiece!
    Συγχαρητήρια Τάσο!

  5. Very nice result, Tzigkounakis @t-tasos
    Great chosen Greek scheme.
    Amazing how dirty those aircraft got and you reproduced it nicely on your build.

  6. Wow - that is a really sharp build! Looks fantastic - well done!

  7. Great looking model, @t-tasos. I had no idea Revell had ever released a T-37. I flew T-37s off and on for 20 years with the US Air Force. They retired the T-37 not long after I retired. The center of the T-37 tended to be dirty unless the crew chief was very motivated to wipe the plane down after a flight. The T-37 engine would leave a residue just in back of the exhaust, and the center section of the plane was where all of the fuel, oil, and hydraulics were located. As the planes got older, there was always a thin film of oil around the belly panels. Crew chiefs would usually wipe the planes down after each flight so that you didn't get dirt glued into the oil residue. Anything more than a very thin film of oil and maintenance would have to check for leaks.

    • @gblair - It's actually the Monogram A-37 kit, released as a T-37. There are no real T-37 kits as we know how much difference there is between the trainer and the light attack plane. But this looks good, and likely it's as close as we're ever going to get.

      • Thanks, Tom (@tcinla). I thought I had missed a T-37 model somewhere. I have the old Aurora T-37, but you know how that one is. Any amount of conversion that it would take to get a Monogram A-37 to a T-37 would certainly be less than upgrading the Aurora kit.

  8. Looks great, extremely neat work.

  9. Nice addition to your jet builds!

  10. I was the wing historian for the 602nd Tactical Air Control Wing that had OA-37s. If I am correct the fuselage was modified to take more powerful engines. If that is the case then the Monogram kit cannot simply be converted to a T-37. Not trying to be a purist or demean the excellent workmanship on the model. As a note I have stick time in both planes.

  11. Very nice looking and original plane. You've done an amazing job on it.

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