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The old Hobbycraft Avia makes into a decent model, even if it's starting to get a bit old. I added the SC 50 bomb rack with bombs out of another model as the kit gives you a drop tank, which is inaccurate. I also replaced the 20mm barrels with those from a Hasegawa Bf 109, as the kit supplied ones were far too thick. Decals came from Aeromaster, as I've had previous negative experiences with Hobbycraft decals, however, the fuselage band and the fin flash decals were not even close to fitting, so these were masked and painted. It really is time for a new mold 1/48 Avia.
After finishing my Mi-8 Gunship and seeing that there are still three months left to the GB, I decided to tackle another big helo that has been in the stash for quite a while: the Heller 1/35 Super Frelon and so I plan to go from here: to there: and very likely that particular bird: There is no aftermarket for this kit and I am no great scratchbuilder so I plan an OOB build to focus more on painting and weathering the tri-tone Israeli camo, but I do plan to scratchbuild the gun mount on the side door and the landing gear frames (eliminating the floating devices). I have not decided if I want to open the ramp or not, It took me so much time to detail the mi-8 cargo hull that I am not sure I want to repeat the experience just yet. Thanks for watching and merry Christmas to all. David