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Dewoitine D.520

by Brian Criner


Dewoitine D.520


Tamiya's 1/48 scale Dewoitine D.520 "Special Edition" is available online from Squadron




Here is my build of the beautiful little 1/48 scale Tamiya D.520 kit.

I wanted to build something quick and easy for the Tamiyacon competition in Southern California so, between grading papers and getting my kids ready for bed at night, I was able to finish this little guy in about two and half weeks!

The kit went together without any fuss, as is usually the case with Tamiya kits. I did decide to spruce up the cockpit with the addition of various pieces from an Eduard photoetch fret. Additionally, I added tires from True Details, Moskit exhausts and oil filler tube.



The only other add-ons were cut syringe tubing for the radiator door actuators, and some fine gauge solder for the gunsight brace.

Painting involved pre-shading with burnt umber followed by some post-shading with various tints of the surface colors to give the aircraft a bit of depth. Chipping was accomplished with a Berol silver pencil, quite a handy little tool.



The decals are from a limited release version of the kits I saw at the local hobby store.

All in all, the Dewoitine was a fun little build.

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Model, Images and Text Copyright 2004 by Brian Criner
Page Created 26 May, 2004
Last Updated 06 May, 2005

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