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Area 88 1/144 - The Locust Raid (T-6 Texan)
« on: August 08, 2018, 09:12:11 am »
Ok, so, while I was waiting for pretty much everything else I was working on to dry... I accidentally started working on another Area 88 1/144 project... this time it's the Locust Raid!

When a swarm of locusts descends on the base, they quickly go from minor nuisance to a matter of survival after news of a nuclear strike on Area 81. With the locusts clogging up air intakes, none of Area 88s jet fighters can scramble to intercept another attack. Its all up to Morris and his antiquated T-6 Texan, he only plane with an air intake small enough to get airborne. Morris needs to dump fuel and ignite it in order to clear the runway and save the day.



Wooo... the box.  What a nice box.



There's two kits in the box, but they're so tiny that even doubled up they make the box seem oversized.



Not a lot of parts, especially since this will be wheel's up.  But there is one part I'll have to scratch up, so I started sawing some sprue in half.



Morris' T-6 is armed, so I had to make the gun pods that will fit under the wings. I shaped a bit of sprue, cut it in half and then drilled some holes for the gun barrels.  The barrels will be trimmed to fit later, but I figured I'd better give myself some leeway.



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Re: Area 88 1/144 - The Locust Raid (T-6 Texan)
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2018, 04:09:11 am »
So how many 1/144 locusts are you building Greg?  :wacko:
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Re: Area 88 1/144 - The Locust Raid (T-6 Texan)
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2018, 04:43:51 am »
looking forward to see this one, ive had the same project on the idea list for some time.
although i changed my plans from a 1/144 version to 1/72 scale (i have a few surplus T-6's).  :thumbsup:
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Re: Area 88 1/144 - The Locust Raid (T-6 Texan)
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2018, 08:55:51 am »
So how many 1/144 locusts are you building Greg?  :wacko:

I dunno... how many do you need for a swarm?  :o

Actually, I have an idea to use a bit of synthetic sponge... well see if that works.

In the meantime, I successfully painted a few bits green.



Actually the biggest victory of the night was not losing that little cap thingy that sits behind the antenna (which I snapped off already and had to replace with a bit of stretched sprue).  I did the tweezer launch with it 3 times and managed to find it quickly despite the mess. That NEVER happens, but after the unmasking horror on my DC-3 I think the modelling gods owed me one.
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Re: Area 88 1/144 - The Locust Raid (T-6 Texan)
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2018, 04:35:01 am »
I forgot the scale and was looking at the pic idly thinking "my, that's a big knife..."

(cue Crocodile Dundee jokes).
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Re: Area 88 1/144 - The Locust Raid (T-6 Texan)
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2018, 04:39:59 am »

I forgot the scale and was looking at the pic idly thinking "my, that's a big knife..."

(cue Crocodile Dundee jokes).


Hehehe, exactly my thoughts too.  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Area 88 1/144 - The Locust Raid (T-6 Texan)
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2018, 08:52:21 pm »
Where did you find that Texan? It, besides the Hawker Hunter, is my dad's favorite aircraft. He's a N-scale modeler and he would love that! Also, I like 1/144 too, it's how he got me hooked on this hobby.
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Re: Area 88 1/144 - The Locust Raid (T-6 Texan)
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2018, 01:47:11 am »
i have the Valom T-6 kit aswell, built one of them in the Belgian livery it came with, the other im planning on doing in a french scheme.
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