A distinctly Canadian flavour for 2 of the 3 projects in my preferred scale/genre.
First up, a Royal Canadian Air Force CC-130H Hercules from 8 Wing in Trenton, Ontario. CFB Trenton sits just over an hour from my home and in the 80’s and 90’s was home to bi-annual airshows I attended often, and at which the Herc was a regular fixture of both static and aerial demonstrations. To this day, Hercules cross the skis over my home on missions and maneuvers. The release of the new Zvezda kit finally makes this project a viable option without having to tangle the 40 year-old Italeri kit.
Build two is something of a celebratory project. James “Stocky” Edwards, one of Canada’s leading aces of WWII celebrates his 100th birthday in 2021. Edwards had an extensive and distinguished flying career, most notably in Kittyhawks and Spitfires, and it will be one of these that forms the basis of the project. The (relatively) recent discovery of a Kittyhawk in the Sahara was in fact one Edward’s aircraft, though flown in this case by different pilot when lost.
Third up, Fine Molds F-4EJ Kai. When Fine Molds kicked off their F-4 series late last year, I was really excited to see a new, well-detailed Phantom kit in circulation. With the recent announcement of the offshore blue camouflage version Kai in the offshore blue scheme, I’ve phound the Phantom I’ve been waiting phor!