Type "LO" Thelma

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  1. otftch

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    This is a Japanese Tachikawa type "LO" Light transport which is a licensed copy of the Lockheed lodestar. A later version code named Thalia has some differences, mainly in the loading door and the tailpane. The kit is an old 1/72 Airfix Hudson converted to a Lodestar with engines from a LS G3M Nell and props from two Monogram F11C bi-planes.And the usual generous amounts of putty.I started out to build a Navy Lodestar but got carried away. I just picked up two more Hudson's,one for an R4O and one for a R5O both Navy transports.
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    Great job Ed. :)

    How did you do the camo job?
     
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    Wow, looks great!
     
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    I agree...:cool:

    The same question.....
     
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    Very nice indeed Ed!
     
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    #6 otftch, Feb 5, 2010
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    Thanks guys. I painted the whole plane light grey and hand painted the green blotches. I had quite a cramp when done but I didn't want to lose the effect. I then trimmed with light grey where needed. It might have been easier to go with green and then do the lines but I didn't want the green to bleed through.

    Ed
     
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    Hand painted!? Looks awesome mate! :)
     
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    I agree, nicely done!
     
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    Thank you Ed. Really great work. :thumbright:
     
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    Got to agree with Wojtek! I had a feeling you'd done it the 'artistic' way - time consuming, hard(ish) work, but well worth it! Great result Ed.
     
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    wow, she looks fantastic Ed!!
     
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    WOW Ed!!!!:shocked!: Great work sir!!:thumbright:
     
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    Nicely done camo job there Ed...well done mate:D
     
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    Holy Cow!!

    Great camo job.

    I would have bet that a bunch of little tiny WWII Jap guys did it under an enchanted moonlit night............

    Nice model.


    tom
     
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    Very nice work...
     
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