Continuing with my efforts to reproduce examples of the old Top Flite Jigtime series models this is... Continuing with my efforts to reproduce examples of the old Top Flite Jigtime series models, this is... After some careful trimming the new canopy made a major improvement. Photo courtesy of Darius... After some careful trimming, the new canopy made a major improvement. Photo courtesy of Darius... The Model 72 during its US Navy evaluation period. Photo courtesy of Ryan Aeronautical Co. Even... The Model 72 during its US Navy evaluation period. Photo courtesy of Ryan Aeronautical Co. Even... Darius started by sanding off the raised details then scribed the panel lines back into the plastic... Darius started by sanding off the raised details, then scribed the panel lines back into the plastic... The canopy was formed by vacuforming clear plastic over the solid canopy removed from the model.... The canopy was formed by vacuforming clear plastic over the solid canopy removed from the model.... Underneath small hinges and aileron counter balances which he made from wire and plastic card.... Underneath, small hinges and aileron counter balances, which he made from wire and plastic card.... North American Model 72 Courtesy Andre and Diane Krivitsky. Model 72 competed with the Beech T-34... North American Model 72 Courtesy Andre and Diane Krivitsky. Model 72 competed with the Beech T-34... He built an interior from scratch using plastic sprue and wire. Photo courtesy of Darius Aibara He built an interior from scratch using plastic, sprue and wire. Photo courtesy of Darius Aibara The civil markings were made using a deskjet printer and Testors' decal kit. Photo courtesy of... The civil markings were made using a deskjet printer and Testors' decal kit. Photo courtesy of... The canopy fixed and blended into the fuselage and the whole model sprayed with Halfords white... The canopy fixed and blended into the fuselage and the whole model sprayed with Halfords white... The evaluation program had four instructors and 12 students with various backgrounds. Four students... The evaluation program had four instructors and 12 students with various backgrounds. Four students... A fantastic job Darius. Photo courtesy of Darius Aibara A fantastic job Darius. Photo courtesy of Darius Aibara Undercarriage doors and gear legs were scratchbuilt from bits in the spares box. The replacement... Undercarriage doors and gear legs were scratchbuilt from bits in the spares box. The replacement... Ryan Model 72 L-17.ORG is still researching all the aspects of the Model 72 but this is the... Ryan Model 72 L-17.ORG is still researching all the aspects of the Model 72, but this is the... The Competitors Temco Model Model 33 Plebe The Model 33 Plebe was Temco’s entry into a U.S. Navy... The Competitors Temco Model Model 33 Plebe The Model 33 Plebe was Temco’s entry into a U.S. Navy... Model 72C Cockpit Photo courtesy Mark Cyrier Model 72C Cockpit Photo courtesy Mark Cyrier Ryan Model 72 L-17.ORG is still researching all the aspects of the Model 72 but this is the... Ryan Model 72 L-17.ORG is still researching all the aspects of the Model 72, but this is the...
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