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.
The ejection seats are cobbled together from my spares box...
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.
All the numbers are dry transfers. Unfortunetly the BuNos. aren't as crisp as the others... I think a little rough handling ruined them...
If I were to build another, I think I'd fill in all the panel lines and rescribe them.
I used CMK lights for the position and navigation lights.
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