Author Topic: 1-33 scale AT-6 Texan & Harvard  (Read 11540 times)

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Re: 1-33 scale AT-6 Texan
« Reply #22 on: November 26, 2013, 12:07:35 AM »
Who is that?

Is he on the Spanish forum?

I can talk to him and check, if you want.
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Re: 1-33 scale AT-6 Texan
« Reply #23 on: November 26, 2013, 09:12:02 AM »
I'm just a little miffed because I delayed the release of the model waiting for some build photos.
I should not have expected an immediate build, although it would have been nice.

I don't know if he is on any forum.
But based on his last email, he suffers from the same problem we all do...life.
And his English isn't great.

I asked if he could at least send me photos of his progress so far.
Either he didn't understand or hasn't built anything yet, I don't know.

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Re: 1-33 scale AT-6 Texan
« Reply #24 on: November 26, 2013, 09:57:23 AM »
All right. Let me know anyway if you need assistance with Spanish/English translation.
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Re: 1-33 scale AT-6 Texan
« Reply #25 on: December 10, 2013, 08:57:42 AM »
Well, heres a few shots of the Ara Sunu Texan.
These photos are not the best, but its all I have received so far.
And something...is better than nothing!

Looks like Juan marcelo may have enlarged the model.
He didn't indicate this to me, but it looks slightly bigger than normal (1/33) in these photos
and I see another Texan model in the background which is somewhat smaller.

Obviously only partially assembled, Juan marcelo is busy with work and not able to build
as fast as I had hoped for.










 
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Re: 1-33 scale AT-6 Texan
« Reply #26 on: July 24, 2014, 10:26:17 AM »
This was a special request from a while back...
I've actually had the model done for some time, but I have been waiting on a prototype build.

I just got the report...and the start of some final build photos
so its time to release this one!

The South African Air Force has used Harvards/Texans since WW2, and only recently retired them after more than 50 years of service.
Primarily they have been used by the Central Training (Flying) School to train hundreds of SAAF pilots.

This is a well known version of the SAAF Training School aircraft, from about 1970.
There are still flying SAAF Harvards today, part of the SAAF Museum, with this paint scheme.

Model is up at:
ecardmodels.com: http://www.ecardmodels.com/index.php/1-33-at6-t6-texan-harvard-saaf-south-african-central-training-school-paper-model.html
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Re: 1-33 scale AT-6 Texan
« Reply #27 on: July 25, 2014, 02:53:40 PM »
Big thanks go out to Niki Schutt who not only requested this livery
but did the first test build for me.

He gave me a favorable report and sent me these final pics.

Please keep in mind this was a very rushed build...I pushed him hard! lol...
so we didn't bother with Landing gear or cockpit.

He used the stand that is included with the kit.



I'm really not happy with the canopy...its actually been changed.
Lightened up a bit ...softened that blue.
(of course, you can go for a plastic canopy?)

And it looks like Niki got the dorsal fin aerial on backwards.
(I can tell by the angle)
Its quite a large thing...but to be honest, the aerial is a bit too large.
I think it needs to be cut down.
...or left off completely? (its an optional thing anyway, and its all up to you.)

Other than that...I think it looks pretty good.
Definitely a unique paint scheme.


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Re: 1-33 scale AT-6 Texan
« Reply #28 on: July 25, 2014, 03:38:07 PM »
It sure looks better than the zebra-striped one. 
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Re: 1-33 scale AT-6 Texan & Harvard
« Reply #29 on: November 08, 2014, 11:53:36 AM »
Another Harvard...this type it is specifically a Canadian built Harvard Mk.IV of the RCAF.

RCAF 412 (CCF4-203) built in 1951, served at four RCAF Flying Schools.
Eventually sold to private owners, it is now part of the Warplane Heriatge Museum collection in Ontario Canada.
And still flies today!

This was actually the first variant I produced when working on Ken Uhrig's original handdrawn Harvard kit.
I decided to finally finish it and with Ken's blessing it will be my first truly Canadian Harvard.



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Re: 1-33 scale AT-6 Texan & Harvard
« Reply #30 on: November 08, 2014, 07:48:48 PM »
I look forward to more RCAF releases, very nice work Dave!

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Re: 1-33 scale AT-6 Texan & Harvard
« Reply #31 on: November 19, 2014, 06:54:30 PM »
just wrapping up this Harvard:



it was a request that I liked...even though it is a fantasy paint scheme.

Its tough tracking down specs on a make-believe paint scheme! lol
I have two reference sources: artist profile artworks and modern day Air Racers.
Neither of which seem to be consistent with actual RCAF and RCN marking specs.

I decided to look at 50s/60s Royal Canadian Navy aircraft, mainly the Sea Fury
and at actual RCN Harvards from that period.
The Harvard Navy trainers are painted yellow but I just followed the rest of marking sizes and placement.
(Even the RCN markings aren't consistent, but I did the best I could)

I did a quick test of the fuselage to check colours.
I have to tweak the alignment of the letters/numbers and then the kit is ready.
Should be in the shop in a few days.

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as a matter of interest, the Harvard seen in the background (of the photo)
is another recently completed model.
It is currently being built by the person who requested the paintscheme.

It is a birddog aircraft for aerial firefighting.
The paint scheme is CONAIR Aviation (around 1970), a British Columbia company
that specializes in Aerial Firefighting.

As soon as I get some pics of the completed model, I will release it into the shop.
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Re: 1-33 scale AT-6 Texan & Harvard
« Reply #32 on: November 22, 2014, 09:21:50 AM »
Royal Canadian Navy Harvard Trainer - NAVY 911




Another special request...and suggested buzzcode.  Thanks!

The two tone Gray paint scheme of this fantasy aircraft is very attractive.
The paint scheme was used on RCN aircraft thorught the 1950s and into the 60s.
Canadian Navy Trainers were painted chrome yellow, but if Harvard's were
used in any other capacity, this is what they would have looked like.

Model is available now at www.papermodelshop.com

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