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Temco TT-1 Pinto, Saufley Field, NAS Pensacola, 1960

March 25 2011 at 12:06 PM

Don Fogal  (Login shogun66)
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Well, I 'got 'er done!'
The Strombecker 1/42 / Aurora 1/48, TT-1 Pinto, marked for the later part of thier short service. Nicknamed, The Tinker Toy, she only flew for about 4 years with the Navy as part of the Navy's 'All Jet Training'.
Only about 14 of them were built, and a couple of them still survive in the hands of a fewer lucky restorers, and private collectors/flyers.

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The ejection seats are cobbled together from my spares box...
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The main landing gear tires are also from the spares box. The detail on the kit wheels were way to soft to allow for painting the wheel and tires.
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All the numbers are dry transfers. Unfortunetly the BuNos. aren't as crisp as the others... I think a little rough handling ruined them...
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If I were to build another, I think I'd fill in all the panel lines and rescribe them.
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I used CMK lights for the position and navigation lights.
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I had fun building this one. I know I could have done a lot more to bring it up to modern standards, but this was supposed to be a fun, relaxing build. I'm working my way up to another elbow deep, detail laden, monster... My 1/48th scale Vacuform AC-119K Stinger!

Well, as usual, I'm open to, and welcoming any, and all comments, questions, critiques, and complaints... I hope you like it!

Semper Fi, Don

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