Let’s go Mud Movin’ the French way - Faire déplacer la boue en façon Francais!
While holidaying in Nice in 1996, I picked up the French modelling magazine “Replic” and saw this fascinating plane for the first time. Since then, I’ve planned on building one, even making a false start on the ancient Heller kit, complete with a HiTech upgrade kit. It got a bit too tedious to do something useful out of it and just a few years later Azur released a modern, albeit short run, kit of this machine that was immediately bought and put in the stash! In the stash it stayed for a decade but the Mud Movers Campaign was an excellent reason for starting it! (I’ve intended to do a Typhoon but since I have some loose plans to make 2021 “the year of the twins” it felt like a good warm-up )
Some very nice and speedy box art!
This is short run but for being such, fairly good actually! Only resin parts are the engine and the dorsal gun.
I couldn’t resist… Cockpit done and some of the internal parts glued into the fuselage halves!
Some more internals and an unpleasant looking little French bomb with photo etched fins. There are six of them that require crosswise grooves to be sawed in order to attach the fins. And most probably nothing of them will be seen after closing up the fuselage! As I said earlier, the model is rather nice but the plastic is thick. I’ve thinned the fuselage around the window openings, it ruins the internal details but I don’t think it will be too noticeable.