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Readers’ Gallery: Gil Hodges’ Collectaire 1/48 T-45C Goshawk

Agape forums member Gil Hodges posted this striking build of his resin T-45. It’s great to see a modern yellow-winged bird! Thanks for sharing it Gil!

This is the Collectaire resin kit I did for the Hyperscale resin build. You can see in-progress pics of it there and on the IPMSUSA discussion forums (under “aircraft”). The markings represent one of 2 T-45C’s just repainted for the 2011 “100th anniversary of Naval Aviation”. This one was painted in 1930’s “Wasp” markings (the other is in Enterprise markings).

It’s mostly an out-of-the-box build, especially in the cockpit. The kit comes with photoetch side panels and main panels, as well as very nice resin seats. You can actually build the model and then add all of the cockpit components towards the end.

This one ended up with a few warts, but overall it captures the scheme pretty closely.