Easy Warbird Makeover
A NAvy T- 28 TrojAN ge Ts A New look
Tex T & pho Tos by Rich URavitch
As a subject, the T- 28 has clearly been a sleeper over the years, with only a small number of kits
being available. Well, the lightning bolt
must have hit a large number of people
at the same time as the market now
has Trojans in all sizes—from micro to
ginormous! Why? because in nearly any
size, the subject works and flies well.
New techniques in foam material and
fabrication have provided us with some
fabulous flying models that go together
quickly and have us in the air in virtually
no time. About the only downside is that
they all come out of the box looking
exactly like the next one. A particular
model, if popular enough, sometimes can
make it difficult to pick yours out on the
flightline because everybody has one!
Accumulate your documentation before embarking on the project. Gather as many images as you
can on the specific subject you plan to replicate.
This aircraft could be taxiing in Thailand in the late ’60s.
The camo scheme definitely adds to the warbird image of
the T- 28, along with all those neat external ordnances the
author added to the basic Carbon-Z kit.