Hasegawa Curtiss SOC Seagull Aboard USS Portland in 1/72 Scale

This SOC Seagull was assigned to VCS-5 and operated from the heavy cruiser USS Portland (CA-33) during the Battle of Midway in June, 1942.  The kit is the 1969 Hasegawa release with decals from Starfighter sheet 72-136.

Construction posts here: https://inchhighguy.wordpress.com/2022/03/18/hasegawa-curtiss-soc-seagull-build-in-1-72-scale-part-i/

22 thoughts on “Hasegawa Curtiss SOC Seagull Aboard USS Portland in 1/72 Scale

      1. I’ve gotten Nitinol from several sources, I think the last was McMaster-Carr. It pays to shop around though. I use 0.005″ for rigging and 0.004″ for antenna, but there’s not much difference.

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    1. I spray the camo on in thin coats in the direction of airflow. The Mr. Surfacer is gray, if you let it show through a little you get that effect. You can get the same effect by altering the color with a drop of white or tan if you like, just keep it thin.

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  1. Now that is really nice, Jeff! 🙂 I think I prefer it to your yellow wings version and that’s saying something! I never realised that there was a period when camouflaged aircraft carried the plain white-on-blue star on both wing surfaces.

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      1. 😅😅😅I’m sure it would , I have taken some out in front of our place where it’s just gravel And dust and I’m sure farmers driving by wonder what on earth I’m doing crouched down with a camera 🤔.

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