Kit manufacture: Airfix
Kit No. A03031
Type: Grumman Duck from the film Murphy’s War
Extras used: Small Stuff resin engine, EZ Line rigging, Milliput Exhaust System, Plasticard nose. 0.3mm Lead Balls for replacement riveting, XtraDecal Roundels, Lettering by Ventura Decals.
Paints and colours used: Tamiya XF-8 Blue for fuselage, Tamiya XF-17 Sea Blue for shading, Mr Metal Color Dark Iron, Aluminium and Chrome Silver for various metalwork items. Tamiya XF-71 Cockpit Green for interior.
Weathering: Flory Models Dark Dirt for exterior, Homebrew ink washes for cockpit and engine. Chalk pastels. Tamiya weathering kit (Rust and Oil) for exhaust.
Well it just goes to show you how much fun you can have with £8.99 of old skool Airfix 1/72 bi-plane! There were times during the past 4-ish months when I wondered if I’d ever reach the end of this build – little did I know how much would be involved when I initially opened the box. But I’m really pleased how she turned out and now she’s complete I dedicate her to the memory of Peter O’Toole 1932-2013 – RIP Murphy!