1⁄72JASDF T-1A Jet Trainer
Page Three and Final RevealAfter the Jet Exhaust was feathered and a semi-gloss varnish laid down the wheels went on. I'd sanded some weight into them after testing for the center of gravity. The instructions didn't ask for any grams of lead to hold down the nose but I never trust that. Been there before, as some of you have to, only to have to figure out later how to get the thing off its tail and look right. However, be it the decal weight, paint thickness or a family of 1/72 rodents taking up residence in the ass end of the bird, something threw off my COG. Luckily, there is enough distance in the intakes to cut these half-moon lead shapes and gingerly add them in with PVA glue until things normalized. Then with the canopy all cleaned and put on it would make sure we had a tricycle.
SummaryI sure hope, with this model, I did some justice to this aircraft considering the hundreds of pilots that earned their wings in them! The neat thing is how they are displayed in many places throughout Japan denoting how beloved and admired this Jet was and still is.
As for the kit PLATZ made something that goes together quickly (save for the photo-etch) and looks really eye catching. Going by the rule "would I do this again?" it would be a firm yes!
Our thanks go out to PLATZ for sending this sample for the build, to www.sunwardhobbies.ca for getting supplies to me at mach speed and of course to you for taking the time out of your busy day to read this feature.
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