The build, continued....
The model was painted with Gunze acrylics, custom-mixed to match the Canadian versions of NATO's standard
camouflage colours Dark Green, Dark Sea Grey and PRU Blue. These were applied with an Iwata HP-BCS airbrush. Aside
from the Snoopy artwork on the tail, which I drew on my computer and printed on clear decal film, the decals came
from various sheets from Leading Edge Models. The FOD covers and boarding ladder (I never did work up enough nerve
to permanently glue the ladder to the finished model!) were scratchbuilt from plastic and metal.Check out the final
photo for another close-up of the cockpit.
I really enjoyed working on this project, and am happy with the result, but we REALLY need an accurate, detailed
new model kit of this incredibly important aircraft type. Are any manufacturer's listening?
Model and photos by Dave Askett.
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