1/72 Frog/ModelcraftAvro Shackleton

Gallery Article by Patrick Hawkey

 

This is the 40 year old Frog kit, recently re-issued by Modelcraft.  It's truly a dreadful fitting thing -- and that's once you get past the rivets.  My goal was simply to get it together as straight and tight as I could.  All the side windows were filled in and painted gloss black.  

 

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I sanded every inch of this beast smooth of rivets (somebody in the Frog mold making department spent a LOT of time providing those rivets -- damn him) and tried to indicate a few panel lines with shading technique.  

Nose guns are from a Hasegawa B-47, decals are from the Modelcraft issue of the kit.

Not recommended.

Patrick Hawkey

      

Photos and text by Patrick Hawkey