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ICM is to release 1/32nd Stearman Kaydet kits in 2020 - ref. 32050 - Stearman PT-17/N2S-3 Kaydet American Training Aircraft (100% new molds) - II quarter 2020 Source: https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/ICM32050 - ref. 32051 - Stearman PT-17 with American Cadets - III quarter 2020 Source: https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/ICM32051 - ref. 32052 - Stearman PT-13/N2S-2/5 Kaydet, American Training Aircraft - IV quarter 2020 Source: https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/ICM32052 V.P.
Roden is to release a 1/32nd Boeing/Stearman PT-13 Kaydet kit - ref. 631 Source: http://www.roden.eu/HTML/framemodels.htm Box art Source: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=282561132733151&set=gm.3007194709340051&type=3&theater&ifg=1 V.P.
Been waiting a little while to post this, but since the first full part is now out I feel comfortable posting this. So this is the first part in a series of videos I am doing on the Stearman that I built for this years contest. I had originally planned to release this monthly following the first full part, which I will post tomorrow, but because of the large time investment of editing all of the footage these will instead be coming out bi-monthly. So look forward to it.
I’d been wanting to build the Revell Stearman for a while but kept putting it off because I knew I wanted to do an earlier Navy N2S-2. With no proper Lycoming R680 (with front exhaust collector) out there I waited…until finally picking up an “Engines & Things” R680 and robbing an exhaust collector from one of their other 9-cylinder engines; I also did some modification to the seats, rounding the backs and removing the molded in belts. With an open cockpit, these are pretty prominent, so I used some HGW fabric belts to dress them up. Tedious (X2!) but they l