1/72 T-6G Texan - OOB (Out of Box) unofficial GB-2015.

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  1. at6

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    #1 at6, Mar 15, 2015
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    User name:AT6
    First name:Larry
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    Kit: Heller T-6G
    Scale: 1/72

    I have chosen the Heller T-6G kit. It's a simple yet attractive model with my greatest complaint being the instrument panels. I would have tried placing decals on them but that might have violated the rules. I painted something that at least looks like side detail and I used seat belt decals from an old Microscale P-47 decal sheet. That's where I would have gotten instrument decals if they had been permitted.

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    Glad to have you aboard Larry.
     
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    I solved my instrument panel problem. The panels are black with RLM 74 instruments. Never mind accuracy, close enough for government work will do. I only needed a little contrast.
     
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    Good start.
     
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    Yes, nice start
     
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    Some updates to progress on my T-6.
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    Cool job, at6! :D
     
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    That yellow plastic is a bit hard to get used to but I like what you're doing with it.
     
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    Thanks. That yellow plastic will soon be yellow paint. Being built as an armed French T-6G. Revell, Encore, and Airfix all used the same mold for their offerings but in white plastic. Have the Academy T-6 in my 1/72 stash and with the exception of the engine, it is 100% superior to the old Heller mold. I plan to make molds of the Academy gear doors plus possibly the interior future use as the kits are virtually interchangeable internally.
     
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    I was thinking the same when I first saw it too...not a colour that you would normally see...
     
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    Looking good so far!
     
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    Coming along nicely. I have a 1/48 that will also be yellow, RCAF Goldilocks.........one day.

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    I happen to have the Modelcraft Goldilocks MK IV and the Ocidental MK II kits as well. Any one getting the Heller T6D/G will find that the rear canopy is wrong for that kit. They put Harvard canopy parts in the box, but then considering the brand, what could any one expect? If I can ever get my hands on a Belcher bits SNJ-2 rudder, a little surgery and a cockpit from the R/M T-6 D I will have an SNJ-2.
     
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    Yes, I used the 1/48th scale Italeri kit (ex-Occidental) for my Harvard, and had to 'vis-mod' the canopy framing, using painted 'Sellotape', as shown below.
    Not 100% accurate, but passable.
     

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    Beautiful Harvard. Looks like a MK III with an extended exhaust.
     
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