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Avro Shackleton MR.2

by Spencer Pollard

Avro Shackleton MR.2

Airfix's 1/48 Spitfire Mk.Vb is available online from Squadron.com




After what seems like an eternity, the second of my Shackleton builds is done and dusted.

This time around - as you probably all know - I've tackled the Airfix MR.2, building and painting it to represent a well-used aircraft from 204 Squadron based in Singapore.



Though delivered in a glossy scheme, they quickly wore down into a rough, matt, degraded finish and that's what I've tried to recreate. The finish is as random as I could get it and the colours - I believe - spot on in tone and shade. The whole model was painted in Gunze acrylics and all weathering carried out using Humbrol enamels and Winsor & Newton oils. My only concern is that I've overworked certain areas such as the spinners and that they now look too dirty; still live and learn!



Two Shackeltons done, I think it's time to build something quick and easy - I wonder where my Tamiya kits are?!



This model will appear in the April issue (Issue 129) of Model Airplane International magazine.

Images and Text Copyright 2016 by Spencer Pollard
Page Created 17 February, 2016
Last Updated 18 February, 2016

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