1/48 Czech Model Mentor VT-34A

Gallery Article by RSK48, Rafael on Feb 10 2021



Mentor VT-34A Stearman Venezuelan Air Force
The Venezuelan Air Force (FAV) bought in 1959, 41 Beechcraft T-34A Mentor, two-seater training aircraft, which replaced the old Texan T-6G trainer. In 1987 a updating process began for the 21 T-34A that were still active. These modifications included a new engine, propellers with three blades, and other flight control instruments; the aircraft was renamed Mentor VT-34A. In 2004 the last surviving Mentors were donated by Venezuela to Bolivia.

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To build the model of the Mentor VT-34A, I used Beech T-34C Turbo Mentor model from the Czech Model, in 1:48 scale, which I converted into the VT-34A by doing several scratch jobs, mainly in the parts corresponding to the engine, and tail. 

The paint used is acrylic from Model Master, and the decals were made in-home.

RSK48, Rafael

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Photos and text by RSK48, Rafael