FAA models in 1/72 scale
Czech Model Master kit of the Supermarine Scimitar
Scimitar shipborn fighter first flew in 1954. Variants were Type 508 and
Type 529 : Straight wing prototypes, the Type 525 Swept wing prototype;
Type 544 : Prototype for the F.1 Scimitar.
from Czechia issued a kit in 1/72 scale. This is a kit with resin parts
and it is currently the "only" 1/72 Scimitar kit available (older vacforms
and a very rare Frog kit were once the only kits of this type). Although
quite expensive, it should be part of the FAA model collection.
The wings are solid and the intakes also have a splitter
First, remove the pouring stabs at
the fuselage parts. Please take the necessary safety precautions here! Sand wet under water.
Also wear nitrile hand gloves (not rubber) to prevent any chemical
residue to get into your hand skin when handling and assembling the
resin parts! I did not do that and got red irritating areas on my skin.
Next, clean up all the resin parts
and prepare them ready for assembly.
Inside the fuselage, an intake was made with some bended card.
The wing needs a re-inforcement. Small metal pins were used (paperclip) and holes drilled in both wing root and fuselage.
The basic kit required also the opening
of the tail hook bay.
The overall assembled model need modest
amounts of filler, and after some sanding it was sprayed light grey.
The cockpit is very small, so only
some extra details with some rod and sprue is really needed.
|The model now got its coat of Dark
Sea Grey and white undersurfaces.
The grey continues on the lower leading edge so you will need to do some careful masking.
The very small cockpit got some details
with instruments made from decal paper.
The provided kit canopy is in fact too small, but there is not a lot that can be done about it.
- International Air Power Review, Vol. 2, pages 158 >
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