GLOSTER GLADIATOR Mk.I AIRFIX 1/72

GLOSTER GLADIATOR Mk.I AIRFIX 1/72 BOX PACKAGE For the first time in a while, I would like to make a 1/72 scale airplane plastic model. This Gladiator is a biplane. In the past, when I bought several kits at a local model shop, I was told that I could take two of the small plastic models in the box and choose it. I was told that I had quiet tastes.

GLOSTER GLADIATOR Mk.I AIRFIX 1/72 MAKING I wonder if it is a kit of one or two generations before a recent kit. There are a lot of steps and burrs. To Airfix’s credit, I heard the new gladiator kit is pretty good.

GLOSTER GLADIATOR Mk.I AIRFIX 1/72 MAKING A part of the propeller is melting…

GLOSTER GLADIATOR Mk.I AIRFIX 1/72 MAKING I don’t know how the basic parts fit anymore. The main wing and fuselage are glued together with a clamp.

GLOSTER GLADIATOR Mk.I AIRFIX 1/72 MAKING It is shocking. The mold is reproduced only from the chest of the pilot.

GLOSTER GLADIATOR Mk.I AIRFIX 1/72 MAKING GLOSTER GLADIATOR Mk.I AIRFIX 1/72 MAKINGIt is quite difficult to attach the upper wing to the body. The new kit seems to improve on this.
(2020/10/27)

GLOSTER GLADIATOR Mk.I AIRFIX 1/72 MAKING A strange hole in the lower part of the body is probably the hole to be inserted when attaching to the decorative stand. The stand itself is not attached, so it should be covered with putty.

GLOSTER GLADIATOR Mk.I AIRFIX 1/72 MAKING The propeller blades were chipped, maybe because the plastic was not run into properly, so I managed to fix them looked like propeller blades by putting putty or shaving them. I don’t think the exact shape was reproduced.

GLOSTER GLADIATOR Mk.I AIRFIX 1/72 MAKING Does it mean we can take off in an hour? One hour to finish? No, no, no, an hour is not enough, but it will be finished soon. About two hours?

GLOSTER GLADIATOR Mk.I AIRFIX 1/72 MAKING Do I need 1/72 scale strings for a biplane? There are quite a lot of them depending on the model, I thought it might be difficult.

GLOSTER GLADIATOR Mk.I AIRFIX 1/72 MAKING GLOSTER GLADIATOR Mk.I AIRFIX 1/72 MAKING
Somehow, after finishing the wire stringing work, I feel that the sense of precision came out.
(2020/10/29)

GLOSTER GLADIATOR Mk.I AIRFIX 1/72 PAINTING The underside of the fuselage is half white and half black, so first paint white.

GLOSTER GLADIATOR Mk.I AIRFIX 1/72 PAINTING The color number only listed the Humbrol enamel paint. I have no choice but to choose my own Vallejo and Mr. Color. I compared the colors with a rough guess.

GLOSTER GLADIATOR Mk.I AIRFIX 1/72 PAINTING After blow light aircraft gray, the painting with airbrush will be finished. It might be easier to work with brush-painted camouflage with a Vallejo.

GLOSTER GLADIATOR Mk.I AIRFIX 1/72 PAINTING Vallejo Model color does not easily cause color unevenness even with brush painting. But honestly, I prefer airbrush.

GLOSTER GLADIATOR Mk.I AIRFIX 1/72 PAINTING That’s enough to cover the canopy. But it might be better to paint it more neatly. It is also an interesting system to reproduce only the upper part from the pilot’s chest and the other part is flat.

GLOSTER GLADIATOR Mk.I AIRFIX 1/72 FINISHED WORK GLOSTER GLADIATOR Mk.I AIRFIX 1/72 FINISHED WORK This time, because it is a 1/72 scale, it is a slightly small finished aircraft mode.

GLOSTER GLADIATOR Mk.I AIRFIX 1/72 FINISHED WORK GLOSTER GLADIATOR Mk.I AIRFIX 1/72 FINISHED WORK This is a Sea Gladiator in Malta. There are a lot of things to say, such as whether two propeller blades are enough or three propeller blades, or whether the color of the camouflage is a little different, but it can’t be helped if I say too much in detail.

GLOSTER GLADIATOR Mk.I AIRFIX 1/72 FINISHED WORK If I think about it, a few years from now they’re going into the jet age, and I admire the pilots who fought against the enemy with these old planes.

GLOSTER GLADIATOR Mk.I AIRFIX 1/72 FINISHED WORK GLOSTER GLADIATOR Mk.I AIRFIX 1/72 FINISHED WORK GLOSTER GLADIATOR Mk.I AIRFIX 1/72 FINISHED WORK GLOSTER GLADIATOR Mk.I AIRFIX 1/72 FINISHED WORK Marking is Gloster Sea Gladiator Mk. I N5520, ‘S’, ‘Faith’ of the Hal Far Fighter Flight, Hal Far, Malta, June 1940.

GLOSTER GLADIATOR Mk.I AIRFIX 1/72 FINISHED WORK When the Italian army invaded the Mediterranean Sea in time with the German invasion of France, England hurriedly sent the Sea Gladiator to Malta, which was installed in the aircraft carrier Glorius. The other plane was an Italian biplane, so they managed to have a close air battle.

GLOSTER GLADIATOR Mk.I AIRFIX 1/72 FINISHED WORK The underside of the fuselage has an interesting color scheme. I remember painting the underside of the same pattern in 1/144 of the Romanian air force Hurricane in the past.

GLOSTER GLADIATOR Mk.I AIRFIX 1/72 FINISHED WORK Shortly before the Hurricanes arrived, there were only 3 Gladiators to defend Malta, nicknamed “Faith” “Hope” and “Charity” respectively. Although 2 were lost, only the “Faith” survived and retired on September 3, 1943.

GLOSTER GLADIATOR Mk.I AIRFIX 1/72 FINISHED WORK GLOSTER GLADIATOR Mk.I AIRFIX 1/72 FINISHED WORK When I made Texan before, the kit came with a decorative stand, so I attached neodymium magnets to the stand and the body so that it could be displayed in flight. The surface is flat and painted, so you can’t see the magnets embedded in it.

GLOSTER GLADIATOR Mk.I AIRFIX 1/72 FINISHED WORK GLOSTER GLADIATOR Mk.I AIRFIX 1/72 FINISHED WORKIt was a very old kit and the scale was small, I had a hard time making it, but it took off safely! I think it would be more interesting to make it bigger overall. But anyway, it’s small and cute. Next time I make a plane, I will make a 1/48 scale, luckily I have a lot of stock.
(2020/11/01)

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