1/48 Scale T-33 Silver Stars
by Colin Kunkel
Leading Edge Models decal sets
and Academy model kit.
The T-Birds are the Hobbycraft/Academy kits. The Silver
414 Sqn bird was painted with Tamiya Chrome Silver and Gunze Gloss
Red was used for the red areas. Gloss coat was again Future. The
ECM pod and the chaff pod on the a/c were scrtach-built. The grey
417 T-Bird was painted with Gunze grey and built right out-of-box.
True Details T-33 ejection seats were added to the kit. Clear
coat was Future for applying the decals and then a 50/50 mix of
Gunze Gloss and Flat Clear was used to get the semi-gloss look
on the aircraft. For both T-Birds, stretched sprue was used for
all of the anti-collision lights. Microsol was used on some of
the decals as well.
Photos by Vern Gwin