this is a very long term project: Lockheed model 10 Electra from Special Hobby in 1/72. For the last couple of years I’ve had the feeling that it is close to the finish line.
Once done it will represent CF-AZY of Canadian Airways as it appeared 1936.
Quality is typical for older short run kits: somewhat heavy details, thick trailing edges and one has to be prepared to spend lot of time puttying and sanding. The basic shapes are good. Good and reliable drawings are hard to find, but after staring at pics decided to modify the shape of the rear fuselage: it looked too narrow. The engine cowlings were also clearly undersized and had to be reworked.
Interior was mostly scratched, and colors were estimated from the reference material I could find. The landing gear bays were detailed based on pics I was allowed to take of the Electra on display in Ottawa. Engines were replaced with Aeroclub Wasp Jr’s. Some details were added.
This is my first try with foiling. The experience has been mostly rewarding, but next time I’ll know what to differently. Decals will come from an old Whiskey Jack sheet. The exception is the Canadian Airways flying goose-logo. These were printed all equal so that on the starboard side the goose would have been flying rear end first.
Mika Jernfors from Arctic Decals kindly redid these for me.
All criticism and comments welcome.
4 attached images. Click to enlarge.