Red Goose Snooper

Massimo Santarossa portrays the RAF’s latest spy plane by matching S&M Models’ Airseeker conversion with the Minicraft KC-135 kit



Some of the kit part connections required the use of a razor saw. Cutters might have damaged the fuselage or left a large burr, which would need extra work to remove.
The fuselage reinforcing ribs were too large in this scale, so their height was reduced with a sanding stick, while the narrower spaces were attended to with a needle file.

In 2011 the Nimrod R.1 made its last operational flight… thus leaving the RAF without a signals intelligence (SIGINT) aircraft.

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