I've been waiting for a while to build something Airfix that I can actually create a build log. And this little gem is something I've been waiting to build for a while now. So, why stop at one, when you can build two.
The T.3 has an alternative scheme of red, white and grey. that's the one I'll be building here. The T.4 was going to be built as a Red Pelican, as shown on the box, but I quite like the look of the T.3's silver and dayglow scheme, so I changed my mind part through.
So, two builds, side by side,this is a first for me.
The cockpit is nice enough for this scale.
Some cockpit bit's built. Here's were I explain the orange flying suit. I found a video on line of the red Pelicans preparing for take off. It was an old video, but did suggest the pilot wore an orange flying suit. Really, I would have expected a red suit, but it was an old film so I went with what I saw. However, as I said, I changed my mind and am now building the silver and dayglow scheme. But the pilot is staying in orange. I'm lazy !
The funny thing is, even when building two indentical kits, the fit does vary just a touch. It's nothing to cause any trouble, just an interesting point.
This will be the red/white JP. The type I saw so many times as a boy flying over the beaches of Wales whilst on holiday. White is painted, now for some fun masking, a nice curvy line. I've also used the white as a primer for the red.
Once the white was dry, on with the red. All paints are old enamels, simply because I already had them in stock. The red and white are Revell and the grey Humbrol. All behaved really well, just as enamels do.
Well, I better do a bit to JP 2, he seems a little left out at thte moment.