Jump to content

Cessna A-37B Dragonfly, Academy 1/72


Recommended Posts

Hi fellow modellers!

Iwould like to introduce you my recently completed Cessna A-37B Dragonfly.

This is a simple and straightforward kit to build. It has some fitting problems, but that´s fine.

I added some Eduard PE to add a nice touch on the details.

The only problem with this kit are the decals.... the worst i have ever used. i tried to improve them by painting over the silvering they left.

I hope you like it and every comment is welcomed!

Best regards form Uruguay.

Ignacio

13232890_176289069434667_69344719075188013178973_176289006101340_16372457308611213221548_176289052768002_85790309394198413254603_176289109434663_64328397260296513177834_176288922768015_55008967477689413220955_176288896101351_79136140449971613239308_176289132767994_76660693926706113177414_176289189434655_84902517100368713254349_176289229434651_54110476324205613238931_176288912768016_52272360162917813087918_176288849434689_503688346125206

  • Like 31
Link to comment
Share on other sites

What a fantastic little model!

You've done a great job.

I have the deepest suspicion of Academy decals, and that is the reason I haven't even tried to build this model.

There must be some aftermarket A-37 decals somewhere!

Congrats.

JR

Link to comment
Share on other sites

What a fantastic little model!

You've done a great job.

I have the deepest suspicion of Academy decals, and that is the reason I haven't even tried to build this model.

There must be some aftermarket A-37 decals somewhere!

Congrats.

JR

Hi Jean! I bought a Print Scale decal sheet, only to realize that the aircraft depicted is the same than the Academy and that some decals are wrong in size. Not usable except for some stencils. Anyway, you can still use the Academy ones over a very glossy paint.

Thanks for your comments!!!

Ignacio

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Great job on that plane, congratulations.

I really like these paint schemes.

Can you tell something about what kind of colours you have used and how you did the masking between the camo patterns?

Cheers Stephan

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Great job on that plane, congratulations.

I really like these paint schemes.

Can you tell something about what kind of colours you have used and how you did the masking between the camo patterns?

Cheers Stephan

Hi Stephan!

I used a mix of paints on this one. Camouflage gray is Testors acrylic, tan is Gunze acrylic, and greens are Testors enamels.

I tried to simulate a subtle satin finish airbrushing with Future.

To paint the camouflage pattern I used Uhu tac (it´s like Blu tac).

Thanks for your comments and interest!

Best regards.

Ignacio

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Beautifully done!

It has always amazed me that this aircraft could fly with all those stores hanging off the wings.

Dennis The Bear

They had to make it capable to carry all those stores because they realized that the plane was too ugly without them....

:evil_laugh:

best regards

Ignacio

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...