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EoN Eton TX.1 or Slingsby Grasshopper TX.1


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The other week I received the new Special Hobby 1/72nd kit of this subject and that prompted me to seek out my built but unfinished Huma 1/72nd kit of the SG.38.  So to see what I could do with the Huma one I used the rigging diagrams of the SH kit and sought out alternative serial number to make a different one as in the kit.  This is the result:

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I used invisible mending thread for all the rigging and it took three attempts to get it right(ish)
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All decals from my various spares and generic sets for the serial number. The yellow 't' band is also from some wider decal stipe set.
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The rigging was eased by the fact that holes where they pass through were already there .... very convenient... I saved breaking my dwindling stock of fine drills!
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Silver dope effect was from matt aluminium paints by AK. Seat straps form masking tape.
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I did think od foing it as the Shuttleworth airworthy example but I had no idea how I was going to replicate the 'see through' effect of the fabric areas. I know it can be done and have seen this done very well on other types here.  I have to confess, I didn't add the control cables .... far too fiddly and risk of ruining the model.

Maybe I might try on the SH kit.

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  • Paul J changed the title to EoN Eton TX.1 or Slingsby Grasshopper TX.1
9 minutes ago, Lord Riot said:

Exquisite model, and what a fabulous subject. It must be tiny in that scale!

Wingspan about 4 inches length around 3.

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Very nice.  Brings back memories of flying (hopping) one of these at the school playing field just after getting my gliding wings when I was in the CCF.

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