GRAND MODELS Beechcraft T-6A/NTA Texan II, 1/72 scale resin kit Art: GIANNIS ASIMAKOS

GRAND MODELS Beechcraft T-6A/NTA Texan II, 1/72 scale resin kit


 

Grand Models’ Beechcraft T-6 Texan II military trainer in 1/72 scale is the first greek, commercially available kit made of resin. Kit comprises 43 parts, finely moulded in grey coloured, good quality resin and there is also a fret with 28 brass photo-etched parts for interior & exterior detail. The clear canopy is vacuformed, pressed from fine quality clear, extra transparent plastic material, guaranteed that will not turn yellow after a few years. The kit features generally accurate outline and shape.
The decal sheet is both large and very generous, as it provides plenty of options: no less than eight (8) markings options for six (6) nations and their Air Forces (USAF, Air Forces of Greece (both standard and special anniversary schemes included), Israel, Morocco, Iraq and Mexico) plus one for a US Navy aircraft. Decal sheet quality is excellent (very thin film, excellent colours).


The kit is designed so that the fuselage comes in one main part (no left and right half), making life easier for the modeller and an appropriate metal nose weight is hidden inside the fuselage, in order the completed model to balance properly on its tricycle undercarriage. The one-piece wing has separate ailerons parts. Rudder and elevators are also separately provided, so all control surfaces can be assembled in any desired position.
The level of detail is exceptional, inside and out. The external detail is finely engraved and very realistic, with crisply recessed panels and subtle rivet lines, where appropriate, following exact plans and information from first hand aircraft research, at 120 Squadron HAF base in Kalamata and many expert modelers, who contributed to the design of the parts. Engraved lines may need some deepening with a scriber tool in some places.
Inside we have a very detailed cockpit, with ejection seats of outstanding detail: even the smaller cables and tubes stand out in the resin parts, ready for a very careful and rewarding painting. Control columns are separate items and look very convincing.
Both instrument panels have thin covers and instruments in photo-etched parts and decals, so it is easy to get a very convincing look.



Underwing racks are included, complete with ordnance, like twin 0.50 Caliber gun pods and external fuel tanks.
Undercarriage is very detailed, with nicely moulded wheels, legs and covers. The main wheels hubs have delicate engraved detail. The wheel wells are also nicely detailed and are correctly concave. Spinner and propeller blades are all separate items but the assembly of this step is very easy and straightforward. Blades are thin and sharp at the edges, and accurate to 1/72 scale.
Apart from a multi-page booklet with assembly instructions and paint schemes, a CD disc is also included with pdf format files and several pictures of greek aircraft, including the anniversary for 50 years of HAF’s 361 Squadron, easy and explanatory drawings, information on painting, color codes of the most popular paint brands and Federal Standards numbers
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The landing system is very detailed, with well-designed wheels, legs and covers. The wheel shafts are also nicely detailed and correct. The rotating and propeller blades are all separate but the assembly of this step is very easy and simple. The blades are thin and sharp at the edges and are accurate on a 1/72 scale.
In addition to a multi-page booklet with assembly instructions and color schemes, it also includes a CD with pdf files and several photos of Greek aircraft, such as the 50th anniversary of the 361st HAF Squadron, easy and explanatory images, information about the painting, the color codes of the most popular color brands and the Federal Standard numbers.





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Art:GIANNIS ASIMAKOS