Styrene

Styrene
Our Muse, that will guide us through these times of political darkness

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Lockheed Electra 10E Amelia Earhart, Special Hobby short run 1/72


This rather involving modification of the somewhat dated Special Hobby kit came finally to fruition. 
In spite of a few shortcomings, it is a good thing that Special Hobby released long ago this kit and included Amelia's version, if inaccurately depicted, which can be anyway be corrected.
I took advantage of the Arctic Decals set, which corrects inaccuracies of the original decal sheet an provides a few more details.
Many hours were dedicated to research and the making of details for the model. Here is the Lockheed Electra 10E as flown by Amelia beyond the point of no return, literally.
Those interested may visit the step-by-step building article here:
In this particular layer of the modeling multiverse, Amelia has safely arrived to fame and glory.
After this, and realizing that she had tempted luck long enough and it was time for a quieter life, she dedicated her time to further propel women's education and rights, as she has been doing before.
The long-traveled Electra (a star in the Pleiades, "amber" in Greek and Agamemnon's daughter in mythology) went to a museum, despite the wishes of Putnam who wanted yet more money and promotion. As she matured, Amelia eventually distanced herself from Putnam, and retired to the countryside, to an estate with a small airstrip, where she kept flying until advanced age, receiving the visits of her many friends.
She passed away in peace, as if flying beyond.





















































































2 comments:

  1. EXCELENT AS ALWAYS, AND I CAN NOTICE YOU DO LIKE THE SUBJECT, CONGRATULATIONS. ARMANDO GIL.

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    1. You are very kind, Armando, thanks.
      And yes, more than the plane, liked the story and the protagonists.

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