1/72 Airfix Cessna L-19 Bird Dog

Gallery Article by Alacran on Mar 10 2017



Hey Folks…Here is my Cessna L-19… 

It is the oldest aircraft in service in the Chilean Air Force.  Sold to Chile in P.A.M context (in 50’s), these airplanes were sold to the Army and some years later, transferred to Air Force.

Some of them (3) actually are in flight in the Gliders Club in Santiago, Chile. 

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The Kit is Airfix 1/72. Is a very nice one, but is in the old style raised panel lines.  I’ve do all the numbers and codes, considering the “unusual” version represented.  

I included some aftermarket parts, like the Pavla Sets and some parts of Airwaves Photo Edge set and a lot of scratchbuild in the engine and landing gear.

The model was painted with acrylics K-4 in dark green scheme, over olive drab, warp around, heavy weathered.

With the acknowledges to: Rodrigo Jimenez, Jorge Tima, Miguel Angel Cid, and Richard Ordenes 

I hope you like this attempt….

Better Regards and Happy Modeling….


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