I will make a 1/144 scale airplane plastic model after a long time. This time it’s Platz’s Texan trainer aircraft T-6. This means that the Air Self-Defense Force and the Maritime Self-Defense Force have a lineup of Texans in the series called Japan’s Wing Collection 4 of the F-Toys confect. There are a lot of kinds in this series called F-Toys confect. It contains a mint gum, so it’s a kind of candy toy. When I looked at the website, there were many other things such as warships and tanks. It was overwhelming.
If you could buy a colored finished product for about 500 yen at that time, why would I buy an unpainted model? I’m a modeler and I like to build a plastic model, so I bought it. If I can get it with various kinds of candy toys, I thought it would be good to buy and line it up without forcing myself to make it. The number of parts is small, and it comes with a display for decoration of flight conditions. It seems that you can choose from 2 types depending on the type of canopy you make.
There is nothing to be called an assembly, so I will wait and see while painting little by little. Is the quality of the plastic somewhat like vinyl chloride? The material is a little sticky if you cut it with a nipper. I can file without any problem.
I painted the inside color of the airplane, it might be better to paint the front of the cockpit with flat black. I tried covering it with a canopy, and the canopy of this aircraft is rather big, it doesn’t look very detailed inside.
This Texan has a lot of canopy frames and is thin and difficult to paint, so I thought that if I diluted the masking sol with water and poured it only into the glass part, at first I could mask it well, but it didn’t work. For now, I will mask the whole canopy and think about it later. I guess I have to apply it with a thin brush while using masking tape. It’s a hassle to paint both the interior and exterior colors of the fuselage.
The decal is too fine to stick. It can’t be helped. If there is a gap or missing part, I will adjust it by painting later. The process of applying decal is not much different from the 1/48 scale. If we don’t pay attention to details in this area, it will be the same as confect toys, so on the contrary, it is a good thing for a person who likes plastic model building.
When I see candidate Biden’s speech, I don’t feel any ambition from it. Even if he has dementia, it is very dangerous to become a president. But this is usually the case with presidents of large companies and organizations. I think Trump is the type of person who can count profits and losses and act rationally. If a nuclear war were to break out, it would have been during this kind of senile president… Are there any young, talented candidates?
The Self-Defense Forces Texan has been completed. To summarize from the assembly instructions of Platz’s Texan kit, it was developed before World War II, and after the war, it was a reciprocating trainer that trained many pilots around the world.
The total production was over 15000, and during World War II, they were used in the initial training of pilots in the United States, Britain, and many other countries. In the movie “Tora! Tora! Tora!” a modified textile appeared in the movie as the Zero.
In Japan, after the war, more than 200 planes were provided by the United States for use under the name “Matsukaze”. Some of the aircraft, which will be retired gradually, continued to be active as rescue and search aircraft until around 1970.
Maybe I should have put the landing gear cover a little higher. I installed it with a feeling similar to the Zero fighter, and it was a little lower. The parts are too small to repair now, so I left as it is.
I don’t know about the JMSDF planes, so I didn’t use antenna wires, but this JASDF plane, I used an extra fine fishing line. The connection with the airplane got a little dirty, but I tried it anyway.
Finally, I did a clear coating to protect the decal. I made it a little shiny this time, it was about 80% shiny. The color of the decal is beautiful and there are a few parts, so I think it’s good that you can enjoy it easily.
I am interested in models of tanks, airplanes, ships, military figures, I build it little by little when I feel like it. I am also interested in the history of war. My starting is Tamiya’s Military Miniature series in the elementary school.
From elementary school through university students repeatedly suspend and restart my modeling, it’s about 25 years of this hobby’s history.
Born in February 1970, I live in Tokyo. From February 2007 I was quietly doing a site called “Miniature-Arcadia”. It is being transferred to this blog with the same name from December 2016. My update pace is uneven, but please come to see here occasionally.