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The various resin parts were sawed
off their casting blocks (USE A PROTECTION MASK!!!).
The assembly is seen here and the
fit at the rear is rather crude. But nothing that putty/filler can not
For the colour scheme I
ECUADOR camouflaged TC.2 Kfir as I had a very nice AZTEC set
#72-004. It has also a two seater version with a different
camouflage with FS 34097 green and FS 30219 tan (in
stead of FS34258). Photos show that there are also green camouflaged TC.2
The FAE wrap around camouflage colours
used were indicated as per decal sheet:
The white walkways are impressive
and very tin but look good.
The model got
a semi-gloss coat to get an even
sheen and protect the decals.
The undercarriage fitted and the anti-collision lights were painted and the nose tip black.
The canopy of
the TC.2 is a vacuform part so needed carefull trimming with a sharp scissor.
(you get also a spare one). The frames were painted and canopy set open with some tiny mirrors added
as well. A pitot tube was made from a piece of metal needle below
the nose. That completed this TC.2 Kfir.
[area: 283,561 sq.km | population: 18 million | capital: Quito | GDP 6,500 USD nominal per capita ]
In Ecuador military aviation started in 1910 after a conflict with Peru. See for more info the previous page 3....
FAE obtained (after the US President Reagan gave permission to use the J79 engine) from
Israel some 10 Kfir C.2 and 2 re-furbished former IAF TC.2 trainers. Some 19 additional AT-33 from the USA and 6 Strikemasters from the U.K were acquired from 1987. Later
from 1996 more Kfirs followed: 3 C.2, 1 TC.2 as seen on this page and 2 Kfir CE .
That completed no less than 6 Kfir models in 1/72 scale. And the AMK 1/72 kit is still waiting...
Also still I have a 1/32 Kfir
project on the list converting a 1/32 Mirage III kit.
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