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- the main tires were replaced by the main tires from a 1/72 C-130. As I was doing a "Triphibian", obviously outfitted
for winter flying, the hubs had flat disc covers to prevent winter's sluge, etc., from entering the wheel hub, proper.
I found a 6mm diameter piece of sheet plastic, did the trick!
- the modified F-102 tanks, were lenghtened by a 7mm insert, which I ended up cutting from a pair of surplus 1/72 F-4 aux. tanks. The diameter of the F-4 tanks, is 'identical' to the F-102 tanks and the shape of the F-4 tank makes getting a constant shaped insert, very easy.
- the Sar band was painted using ModelMaster's enamel Flourescent Red-orange (FS28913) which was a near perfect match for the dayglo "RESCUE" on the Leading Edge sheet. It was applied over a white undercoat. From their series 2, I found this paint to have good coverage, not as translucent as their Flourescent Red from series 1.
Model by Scott Hemsley
Photos by Andy Irving.
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