1/48 Italeri/Occidental Havards

Gallery Article by Shawn "phantom" Weiler on Apr 22 2021



Have a customer who brought me 3 Italeri Harvards to build, and 2 to rebuild and paint. Going through my stash I remembered I had two Occidental Harvards that also needed building. I was surprised to find they are the exact same kit. Just the Occidental plastic is a nice bright yellow compared to the normal grey of Italeri.

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Most of the decals are from Belcher bits, but I did have to break into my spare bin for numerous things like serial numbers and such.

These Harvards represent some 30 years of Canadian use, 2 from the war, 2 from the Royal Canadian Navy, and the rest from the 50s and 60s.


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Photos and text by Shawn "phantom" Weiler