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Czech Model's 1/32 scale conversion
P-80B Shooting Star

by Ed Kinney


P-80B Shooting Star



Czech Model's 1/32 scale F-80C Shooting Star is available online from Squadron

 

Description

 

Here is my Squadron/Czech Model 1/32nd Scale P-80 “Shooting Star”

I have backdated my large scale F-80C back to a “B” model. 

This is a limited run, multi-media kit that is definitely not a “fall together” exercise.  Major fit issues around the intakes require a great deal of  patience. 

Further, would strongly suggest that the kit gear be replaced with the white metal offerings from Scale Aircraft Conversions, which has corrected the placement of the kit “wishbone” by putting it on the correct side, as well as strengthening the gear, a most usefuloption. As you can see, a substantial amount of weight was required to keep it from “tail sitting”. 

 

 

An Avionix cockpit set was used, except for the beautiful photoetched instrument panel ( a 1/8” block had to be placed below the seat to achieve the proper elevation. 

The model was first primed using Testor's ModelMaster gloss black enamel and followed by 6 shades of Alclad II. 

 

 

The red, white and blue are Model Master Enamels tinted to match the existing photographs of this particular aircraft.  The decal markings are those of the 94th Aero Squadron, painted in this high visibility scheme in 1947, prior to deployment to Alaska. These were custom made by Keith Davidson, Red Pegasus Decals of Columbus, Ohio. The power cart is from True Details.  

I now feel I’m ready to tackle the Squadron Czech Model 1/32 scale T-33!

 

  • Czech Model 1/32 scale P-80B Shooting Star by Ed Kinney: Image
  • Czech Model 1/32 scale P-80B Shooting Star by Ed Kinney: Image
  • Czech Model 1/32 scale P-80B Shooting Star by Ed Kinney: Image
  • Czech Model 1/32 scale P-80B Shooting Star by Ed Kinney: Image
  • Czech Model 1/32 scale P-80B Shooting Star by Ed Kinney: Image
  • Czech Model 1/32 scale P-80B Shooting Star by Ed Kinney: Image
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Model, Images and Text Copyright 2010 by Ed Kinney
Page Created 2 June, 2010
Last Updated 2 June, 2010

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