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WACO ZQC-6 (Dujin - 1/72 - Resin) by Lars Opland

Someone who knows the kit well might guess from these photos that this one has been heavily re-worked. In fact, it was built from the land plane kit & the floats, engine, prop, struts & canopy aren't Dujin at all. The fuselage sides were given new fairing strips of wire & putty...then molded & re-cast to avoid having metal wires buried in the finish (would have been hard to scribe the cargo door that way, & might have a bad reaction to cold...). The strut fairing cuffs were applied with 7-minute epoxy after assembly, then brush-painted. The gold trim was brush painted, finished before the bottom wings were attached so I could fix the belly profile later. This was a very educational build for me, beginning with the fact that it is my first resin model. I am guessing it was one of Jean Pierre's last. Is this true? It was certainly a good choice of subject, in my humble opinion. Cheers, -Lars 

Lars Opland, owner of Khee-Kha Art Products, now offers the corrected wind shield, engine & 2 props (Curtiss-Reed & Hamilton Standard) as the Custom Cabin Upgrade Set, as well as these solid cast resin Edo 39-4000 floats, through his website here: http://www.mtaonline.net/~zdk

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