Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Do we need to chip in and buy the RCAF some Micro Set?
We modelers spend lots of time applying a good gloss coat and using decal setting solutions to make our decal film disappear. But what does the RCAF do? Apparently nothing; just look at all that silvering! The subjects are CU-161 Sperwer RCAF 161007 on display at the National Air Force Museum of Canada at CFB Trenton (above) and CU-161 Sperwer RCAF 161001 sitting on its trolly in Kabul in 2003 (below). The RCAF operated a fleet of fleet of 30 CU-161s in Afghanistan from October 2003 until April 2009. Upon retirement, many were placed in Museums across Canada.
(Lower photo courtesy of the Canada. Dept. of National Defence.)
Modeler's Note: As far as I know, the French designed and built SAGEM Sperwer has not been kitted in 1/72.