As the Tamiya Mustang build comes to an end and my side project of a 1:48th Tamiya Razorback approaches the markings stage I started to look around the visible parts of the stash looking at what to make a start on next.
I've had the idea of doing matching Razorback and Bubbletop builds in different scales for a long time now, but the only one I'd actually completed was in 1:48th, where I'd done Fred Christensens "Rozzie Geth" and "Rozzie Geth II/Missfire"
So, the natural companion for my 1:32 Hasegawa Bubbletop finished as Don Smiths "Ole Cock 3" is to break open one of my Trumpeter Razorbacks and do Smiths earlier Razorback "Ole Cock". Especially as decals for the noseart are now available.
Opening the box I found a few bits and pieces I'd forgotten I'd bought to go with it, namely a set of Edward canopy masks,Masters excellent brass .50 cal cooling jackets, and a set of resin wheels that I have no idea of the manufacturer or where I bought them from.
The vast majority of the markings will be painted on, and I'll be using the crew data panel and cockerel noseart which came as part of the set of decals with the recent 56th FG book published by AJ Press/Hussar