Building the Special Hobby 1:72 CAC Wirraway, as stationed at Seletar in 1941 - just up the road from me (no electronics).
I picked up the CAC CA-3/5 Wirraway “First Blood over Rabaul” Special Hobby No. SH72331 1:72 kit on special.
Not only is it an interesting Australian adaptation of the North American NA-16, but it was stationed just near me at Seletar in 1941.
The kit is the first I’ve tried from Special Hobby. I’ve heared mixed reactions, especially for “short run” kits. Overall I enjoyed the build, with a few minor issues:
- no part numbers on the sprue (must cross-check with the instructions). This appear spretty common for Special Hobby
- kit was not designed with much in the way of positive locator features, making fit a little difficult.
- cockpit details are a bit crude, doubt the accuracy.
CAC CA-3, A20-47 C/No 45, GA-B, No 21 Sqn. RAAF, Malaya 1940-41
|Color/Part||Feature||Recommended Paint||Paint Used|
|Earth Brown||fuselage camo||H71/C22 90% + H47/C41||70.921 English Uniform + 70.941 Burnt Umber, ~5:1|
|Aluminium Dope||lower fuselage||MC218||77.701 Acrylic METALCOTE Aluminium|
|A. Silver/Natural Metal||H8/C8|
|B. Flat Black||H12/C33|
|C. Metal Black||H28/C78|
|D. Dark Grey||H82/C31|
|E. Dark Earth||H72/C22|
|F. Burnt Iron||H76/C61|
|G. Tire Black||H77/C137|
|H. Foliage Green FS34092||fuselage camo||H302/C302||70.895 Gunship Green|
|I. Light Blue||H323/C323|
|J. Aircraft Grey Green BS283||cockpit interior||C364||70.870 Medium Sea Grey + 70.924 Russian Uniform WWII 50:50|
First test of 77.701 Acrylic METALCOTE Aluminium… nice.