Hasegawa 1/32 Avia S-92

By Kevin Futter

I had originally intended to build this kit as a Luftwaffe bird using an ancient SuperScale decal sheet (32-33) that also happened to feature some post-war Czech markings. The featured Luftwaffe subjects turned out to be fictitious - or at the very least completely unverifiable. So at the last minute I changed tack and decided to finish it using the Czech markings instead. I'm glad I did!

This model required a lot of work, so I was grateful for the donation of some parts from a Trumpeter Me 262 by a fellow LSP member. I used their cockpit and undercarriage parts (including the rubber tyres - yuck!). I scratch-built lots of stuff for the wheel bays, and the model was completely rescribed.

All in all, a very enjoyable project!

For the gory details of how this model went together, you can Czech out the build thread on the forums.

© Kevin Futter 2011

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This article was published on Thursday, November 17 2011; Last modified on Saturday, May 14 2016