1/72 Hasegawa T-33 in PAF Colors

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  1. wingnutz

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    T-33 finished pix here...

    Hey Folks,

    Another PAF build, this time it's my rendition of the PAF's first jet trainer. Derived from the F-80 Shooting Star airframe, Lockheed Martin came up with this jet trainer which would become the most widely used jet trainer in the world. Some countries still even fly this circa 1950s plane.

    This plane operated under the PAF's 105th Combat Crew Training Squadron based in Basa Air Base, Pampanga, Philippines.

    This is one of my more detailed decal jobs so far that I've done on my builds. Among the PAF T-33 colors, I decided to do a rendition of "NorMel", which had one of the more interesting color schemes and markings.

    The build was quite OOB, but the kit had alignment problems and lots of flashing. Raised panel lines needed to be re-scribed. The cockpit needed side walls for the tub, and it was quite a tail sitter, which was remedied with lead weights in the nose. The canopy had alignment problems as well.

    But I did enjoy this project a lot, specially with the experience of figuring out how to do the shark mouth markings in the intakes.

    Hope you like it as well.
     
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    Sounds pretty cool but the link ain't working for me:(
     
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    hey heinz...sorry about that...please try it again...
     
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    Holy crap? 1/72nd and that kind of detail?! Well done wingnutz.
     
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    Geese ! That's a nice looking kit and a nice job. I can still remember those things flying into YVR when I was a kid, mind you, in Canada during the 60s that was about the hottest thing you ever saw apart from the odd CF 101 or CF 104.
     
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    Beautiful Job There WingNuts!
     
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    thanks folks...

    i got an F-5A freedom fighter and a choctaw in the works...hope i could do justice to these builds as well...
     
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    Wow, very nice wingnutz.
     
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    Well done Wingnutz. :D
     
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    wow awesome work wingnutz, that colour scheme is very striking!!!! :D
     
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