Kitty Hawk T-6, Pt. 5 – Paint, Decals, and Weathering

This is where everything comes together.  And, even better, it’s my absolute favorite part of this hobby.  After all the work involved with cutting and sanding and test fitting and gluing, the time arrives where a build comes to life.  The time...

Kitty Hawk T-6, Pt. 4 – Assembly

A smooth surface on a model that will have a natural metal finish is crucial and Kitty Hawk doesn’t make this easy with this kit.  The deficiencies here become pretty apparent rather quickly. In this section of the build review, we’re going to take a...

Kitty Hawk T-6, Pt. 3 – The R-1340

With the cockpit assembly complete, I’m able to move on to the R-1340 and the engine compartment.  The compartment itself really starts with the cockpit as the whole motor assembly mounts to the firewall that has already been attached to the cockpit...

Kitty Hawk T-6, Pt. 2 – The Cockpit

Welcome back, everyone! We left part one wondering what the hell Kitty Hawk was thinking when they molded the sidewalls of the cockpit.  Thankfully, the rest of the cockpit isn’t full of the boneheaded mistake that plagues them.  Let’s take a...

Kitty Hawk T-6, Pt. 1 – Initial Impressions

The Kitty Hawk T-6 Texan… Where to begin with this thing?  It’s been out for a while now, releasing in 2014.  And it’s been reviewed all over the internet, with mixed reactions. Opening the box it looks pretty nice.  The plastic looks...