1/48 Revell OA-10A

Gallery Article by Warren Osborne on Oct 15 2010

 

This is my first completed kit this year having started it in January.  I used the True Details replacement wheel set and the Quickboost resin engine set, the wheel set is great extra.  The interior has a lot of extra detail, but this is invisible in the cockpit and really is only needed in the observation section, even then its difficult to see if the blisters are modelled closed.  

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My only other changes were the addition of a internal spar for the main wing to give some extra support and I also removed the moulded on mooring wire and replaced it with a section of real wire.  The model was airbrushed with Tamiya acrylics all were given a slight colour difference using darker and lighter shades, I then used Tamiya smoke and pastels for weathering trying to give the impression of use in a harsh marine environment.  

The whole kit was given a couple of coats of Klear ready for the decals once this was done I sealed it all with Humbrol mattcoat, it was finished of with a few paint chips applied with a silver pencil, I also added the antenna wire using nylon thread. Thanks for looking.

Warren Osborne

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Photos and text by Warren Osborne