Italeri B-66 model in 1/72 scale
The model was left alone for quite a while, but now it got a next conversion into an EB-66E destroyer ECM version. The Aerofax Minigraph book has plenty of details shown to make this version.
This requires a number of simple modifications to the model:
(1) the rear tail cone has to be modified with a different shape and a couple of antennas
(2) as much as 30 small blade antennas are to be fitted under the fuselage
(3) a couple of antenna fairings aft of the main undercarriage bay
(4) a couple of triangle antennas next to the cockpit section
First, mod (1) was done. A suitable
piece of a cone from the scrap box was obtained and faired in with putty.
This was sanded smooth. .
The model was ready for its first
After the model got its main paint
job, and now was ready for final finishing. Modifications (2,3,4) were
now added with various blades made from thin white card.
The cockpit section and lower entry
hatch also are nice touches to the model.
Next step will be to find/make decals
for a typical Vietnam EB-66E. This will probably be no problem as there
are not many markings seen on these planes.
The various angles of the shots give
an impression of the model.
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