was doing a spring clean in my model room when I came across half of Set 1 of
Tamiya’s 1/350 USN aircraft. I have no recollection of where or when (let
alone why) I acquired these tiny Vikings and even smaller Intruders. At first I
debated about throwing them out but gave it a second thought. Surely I could
make something with these?
came via Squadron’s ‘Ladies in Waiting’. Assembly was easy, as the
Intruders are made up of 4 parts, the Vikings 6. To make it a bit more
intriguing, I left the engines off 1 Viking and the landing gear off 1 Intruder.
All 4 aircraft received a coat of dark gray from the rattle can. Decals came
from the spares bin.
white craft paint was used to represent the Spraylat. To add further interest, I
mixed up the amount of the “spraylat” on each jet.
I made the base by using a 4”x 6” picture frame. I spray painted the glass a tan colour and while the paint was still tacky, I sprinkled on some railroad turf. With the small scale of the scene, I felt it was good representation of the terrain I saw in photos.
Once the planes were superglued to the base, I called it finished. I was happy with how it turned out, especially as how these little jets were originally destined for the bin!
Photos and text © by Mack Main