Hasegawa model in 1/72 scale
This nice little kit was issued years ago by this Japanese manufacturer and a kit was obtained of this nice looking plane on a swap meet. The plane is used by the Japanese Self Air Defense Force for training and rescue missions. It flew back in 1963 for the first time and MU-2S variant is specially adopted for this role.
No real interior is present in the
main cabin, but this is simply made with some card and rod.
Assembly was straight forward, requiring
no filler some sanding being enough at the edges of parts. The gaps
of wing ailerons and flaps were detailed with a small razor saw.
The yellow was a mix of yellow (Humbrol
69) with some orange added.
|Next step was adding the decals.
These gave problems as they were very old and would not come off their
backing paper. Soaking them and then carefully with tweezers remove them
could be done for the larger decals. The smaller ones with marking were
made with some black paint applied with a tooth pick.
The plane has various line markings
on top of the wing; the de-icing booths were made with black decals.
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