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russ c

Curtiss A-12 Shrike, China, 1937-38

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Hi Everyone,

 Just finished the third of my haul from Telford last November, so I thought I`d trouble you with some photo`s

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Czech Models 1/48 scale Curtiss A-12 Shrike kit

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Finished to represent an aircraft of No 26 Bomber Squadron, No 9 AG, Chinese Air Force, 1937-38

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Which was an option in the kit

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Built mostly from the box with the exception of the fragile resin frames and flying control actuators which were broken into little bits in the bag and....

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replaced with bits of wire, tube and plastic strip.

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Took three attempts at the rigging before I got it looking barely acceptable and can`t count the amount of times I broke the undercarriage struts.

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Suffice to say I`m glad it`s all over. Hope you enjoy the pic`s.

Thanks for looking,

Cheers Russ

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What a great build of an unusual subject.  I have some Czech Models in the stash and quite frankly they scare me but your job here is an inspiration

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Russ, very nice indeed! That is something I am hunting for in 1/72! :)

Cheers

J-W

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I did the vac form one in 1/72, same number. This one looks a bit easier due to the size. This looks real good. To bad none exist in 1/1.

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Yet another beautiful aircraft build Russ. Always impressed by your choice of subjects and the finish you achieve. Awesome modelling! :worthy:

Kind regards,

Stix

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You gave this unsightly vehicle a very handsome attire, Russ. Great modelling and excellent photography! I hope you'll continue the ROCAF theme. They used so many aircraft from varied sources.

I've been looking for a reasonably priced A-8 for a while. It looks even more ungainly but I'd love to add it to my golden age collection.

Cheers, Michael

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1 hour ago, Toryu said:

You gave this unsightly vehicle a very handsome attire, Russ. Great modelling and excellent photography! I hope you'll continue the ROCAF theme. They used so many aircraft from varied sources.

I've been looking for a reasonably priced A-8 for a while. It looks even more ungainly but I'd love to add it to my golden age collection.

Cheers, Michael

Thanks Michael, Yeah I`ve always prefered the A-8 but haven`t found one yet. BTW I`ve done a few ROCAF marked aircraft, just follow the tab to find them if you`re interested.

Cheers Russ 

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It certainly seems like a fraught build but the end result is well worth it.

 

Pete

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I only have the Rare Planes vac form A-8. Seen 1/48 kits but they aren't cheap, only one maker that I know of, may have no choice but to buy it.

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Wow Russ!!!!!!!  The kit and the photography are very impressive!!!!!  I really like the unique subject too!!!!!

 

Congratulations!!!!!! :clap:

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