So,.. The next best thing. A 1/48 kit. I started this on a whim a couple weeks back, and have about 5 hours in it between working on the Taube, PBJ, and a Corsair.
I used a HAD Models intake shock cone, a resin K-36 sent by Martin, and a resin afterburner can in place of the entire engine.
The kit would have you build a great looking engine, then seal it up forever in the fuselage. :-/
I'm having none of that. As it is, it'll take a lot of nose weight.
My aircraft of choice is the only one my research department (Martin) can find documentation on. This plane flew in Afghanistan in the 1980s.
So far, it looks like this.
Nose. Probably should have thinned the area around the blow in doors, but the aircraft will be parked, so the doors will be closed.
Resin burner can is positively brilliant.
The cockpit. Kit cockpit decals are wild! Looks great, IMHO.
Edited by Clunkmeister, 24 May 2018 - 04:05 AM.