Amodel's 1/144 scale
This is my 1/144 scale AModel Albatross - the early version with short wings and vertical tail, modeled as a UF-1 from Whidbey Island.
Individual lettering was used to display the name of the base on the vertical tail.
Given that the model's wingspan is only 6 inches, the level of kit-supplied detail was very nicely done.
Some detail wiring was added to the main gear legs and wheel wells, and I made new, opened access hatches, on top of the canopy.
A rotating beacon sits at the base of the vertical tail.
I used Testor's Model Master paint for the gray color, Testor's enamel White for the crown and SNJ Products Day-Glo orange for the trim.
Props were sprayed with Floquil Old Silver and then flattened with Testor's Dull Coat. Black decal striping outlined both the prop blades and the de-icer boot areas on the wings and tail. Those areas were then painted in with Floquil Engine Black.
Exhaust staining is a mix of dark brown, black and light gray pastel. I made individual exhaust pipes (6 per engine) using Minimeca tubing, cut to length.
Given the small size, the model fits in well on the shelf!
The full-build article will be featured in an upcoming issue of AeroSpace Modeler Magazine.