by Freddy Pedrique
de Havilland Venom FB.5
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This my diorama done with two Aerolub Venom kits and two Revell
Aeroclub is known by modelers as a manufacturer of good kits, and in
this case, it is the only decent Venom kit released as of today. The kit
contains white metal, plastic and vacuformed parts.
These are not easy kits to work with, especially when one has to cut
the vacuformed parts. Dry fittings, putty, and sandings are of extreme
necessity to achieve good results.
The gas truck and the pick-up, are both from Revell. These two kits
were first released in the mid 50's, and then re-released in the 90's.
They are two nice kits of easy fittings but some scratch building was
needed to improve them, especially in the cabins. Also the windshields
were hand made because both kits lack of them. In the trucks, I want to
mention the knowledge shared by fellow modeler Donnie Porter, without
him this would have been an incomplete project.
The diorama was made inspired in an old picture taken around 1950,
where a Venezuelan Vampire is shown being re-fuelled.
Although I have a Classic Airframes' Vampire, I wanted for this
project an aircraft not much known as the Venom. I had the kits sitting
in my shelf, and immediately the work begun. It took some time to have
the kits built. Now that they are ready I want to share it with you.
I hope you enjoy it, and happy modeling!
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