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Bill Davis (GAjet)
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FROG Hotspur glider

Lately I have had an interest in WW II gliders. I have not built anything in a while so, I thought I would start with something simple. I believe I built a kit like this when I was a kid. I got it from Sears. I am pondering whether to try to add some cockpit details or throw some seat belts in it and call it a day.

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1:72 HOTSPUR (Air Lines 7904)
 

Comments

9. June 2019, 00:42
 
Matthew A
Pop corn ready.
12. June 2019, 13:12
Bill Davis
This is a old kit and has a lot of sink holes. I have filled them and will post pictures later.
12. June 2019, 13:26
Matthew A
There's less sink holes on that early boxing then some newer ones I've seen
12. June 2019, 13:53
Bill Davis
that's why a got one of the older kits. I thought the molds might be in better shape.
12. June 2019, 14:58
Matthew A
IWM has some intresting photos https://iwm.org.uk/collections
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12. June 2019, 16:03
Bill Davis
Those are some good color photos. Do you notice the brace that goes across the bottom of the canopy? I am going to try and replicate that with .010 wire.
12. June 2019, 17:01
Johan DN
I finished this kit last year. Had this kit for 30 years in my stash and I also painted with 30 years old Humbrol paint. I also had paused modelmaking for 30 years. Only problem were the decals. They totally disintegrated.
12. June 2019, 19:24
Matthew A
I've put some more reference pictures in my project
12. June 2019, 19:36
Bill Davis
Johan , I had doubts about the decals, so I got some new ones by Black Bird.
12. June 2019, 19:41
Bill Davis
I have the airframe together, filled and sanded. Now it's time to prime.
3. September 2019, 17:09
Matthew A
Looking good
3. September 2019, 17:57
Bill Davis
Since the Blue Max funny car is nearing completion, I have started working on the Hotspur. It is about ready to paint. Masking off the bottom for the black stripes is going to be challenging.
27. May, 16:16
Bill Davis
Well, the Hotspur looks like a yellow belly sapsucker. Most RAF trainers were yellow, and if that was all there was to it, I would be done. The training gliders were yellow with diagonal black stripes. That should be...uh.....fun.
1. June, 01:36
Matthew A
Good luck
1. June, 10:09
Bill Davis
It took a lot of tape for this one. I may have to buy some more before I am done!
7. June, 17:57
Bill Davis
I applied Tamiya flat earth. Next is the green camo.
11. June, 02:04
Łukasz Gliński
Interesting project
12. June, 15:43

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