So, here´s my dad´s fourth and last Texan for this year.
Italeri Harvard boxing, the molding is worse than the previous Italeri T-6G boxing. Canopy parts had fit problems, cockpit sidewalls were molded in different thickness, landing [...]
After the French Algerian War Texan, here´s my dad´s second T-6 for this year.
Used the 1998 Revell Germany boxing of the good old Monogram kit of 1979. The kit has only the football antenna and covered wheels, so my dad took the late [...]
My dad´s next addition to the French at war theme.
Italeri reboxing of the Ocidental kit, Eduard PE detailing set, painted with AK Xtreme Metal Aluminium.
All French combat Texans came with three rocket racks under each wing, the kit has [...]
This next completed build has been a work in progress for many months. The kit itself is the "Reno Racer" version of Monogram's venerable T-6 Texan. I found this kit for $6, and a set of Aeromaster decals for just a bit more, [...]
This one started as a decal sheet. Friend Tom Bebout had some decals left over from his T-6 build and he kindly sent me the markings for a second airplane, an FAC bird named "Night Train". I didn't have the model yet, so I [...]
The South African Air Force operated over 1250 Harvard's from 1942 to 1995.
SAAF received their first Harvard's in October 1942. By July 1944, 633 Harvard Mk IIA's and III's had been shipped to South Africa with another 555 (379 MkIIA's [...]
After my fellow countryman Roland Sachsenhofer posted his Italeri (Occidental) French Texan I looked through my foto albums and realized that there were only very old pics of my father´s Austrian T-6 that he built with the same kit a [...]
The North American Aviation T-6 is an advanced American single engine training aircraft used to train pilots from the United States and more than 60 other countries. I am particularly passionate about this plane, mainly for its use in the [...]
Some of the rest of the shots from yesterday.
For the last five years, since we moved to Encino, these guys come right overhead on right-turn departure from One-Six-Right over at VNY, which is about a 10 minute drive from my house. So I finally decided I ought to do a feature article [...]