This is the Curtiss AT-9 Fledgling trainer, better known as the “Jeep” assigned to Mather Field near Sacramento, California in May 1942. The model is built from the Pavla kit which is a limited run offering. It requires some extra effort to assemble but the subject is unusual and has a pleasing shape.
This is the Pavla Sea Gladiator of Lt A. N. Young, 813 NAS Fighter Flight aboard HMS Eagle, Mediterranean Sea, Summer 1940. These are still nice kits, but with all the quirks you would expect from a limited run molding. One big asset is the Pavla decal sheet provides six sets of markings. The Pavla fuselage is a little more bloated than the newer Airfix molding, but I don’t really notice it much on the finished model. I had intended to model this one with a closed canopy, but the vacuformed kit canopy was far too small to fit properly and looked better open.
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