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Epimedium posted a topic in Ready for Inspection - AircraftThe Boeing 281 was the export version of the Boeing P26 Peashooter and was most notably used in China during the late 1930’s. Not so well known is the single aircraft that featured over the skies of Spain during the Civil War and although it was only one machine it did seem to strike a chord with the republican forces and this lead to the nickname “Boeing” being given to the more numerous Polikarpov I 16 due to its similar shape (from a distance) and it also being a monoplane which was a rare thing at the time. The Spanish Model 281 was bought after its demonstration at Barajas airfield on March 10, 1935 where it stayed until the war broke out. From there it flew to Cuatro Ventos airfield in the Summer of 1936. In October of 1936 it was operating from Getafe when it was shot down in a dogfight with three Fiat CR.32s. I decided to model my Peashooter with the olive drab fuselage and trainer yellow on the wings and tail. I added red banding to the wings and fuselage and printed my own decals for the roundels on the wings and the Boeing logo and serial number on the tail. I used an etch set from Brengun which improved the cockpit and a few parts from the Pavla set, a Yahu instrument panel was also used in this build. This has been a very enjoyable project and I’m very pleased with the result. I would highly recommend the kit and the after market parts used caused no problems either. To see the build log on my site please look here: Peashooter Build Log