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T-6 Texan/Harvard II
Jessie_C
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Saturday, January 28, 2012 - 05:11 PM UTC
The Raytheon (Beechcraft) T-6 Texan II/CT156 Harvard II entered service at the turn of the Centrury in the USAF and RCAF. The aircraft has since gone into service with several other Air Forces around the world. Ibex Models of Israel has chosen it as the subject of their first 1/48 kit. Jessica Cooper takes a look at this multi-media offering.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
tmccall
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Hawaii, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - 06:41 PM UTC
Hello Jessica, many thanks for the review. Have just acquired this kit and the Caracal decal sheet so that I can do it up as an RCAF CT-156 Harvard II.

In your review you note that the canopy det cord is not included. After going through it prior to beginning assembly, I note that the cord is included on the kit decals sheet. My question, for you or anyone else out there with experience with such things, is, what is the best way to apply such a decal without making a total hash out of the canopy?

Thanks.
Jessie_C
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - 12:30 AM UTC
Oh, so it is. I would apply a brush coat of Future to the inside of the canopy immediately before applying the decal so that as the Future dries the decal is sealed to the plastic.
tmccall
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Hawaii, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - 03:45 PM UTC
Many thanks, I'll give it a whirl.