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Taylorcraft Austers - MkV and J/1N

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Here's a couple of 1/72 scale Taylorcraft Austers I finished late on last year.

Auster Mk.V

The first is a Mk.V, modified from the AZ Models Mk.III kit. A new flat four cowling was made, upper canopy glazing modified and a wing mounted generator added. A belly fuel tank was also made. This apparently wasn't factory fitted, but a factory produced upgrade that could be fitted during manufacture or at a later date by a certified engineer. I couldn't find any roundels of the correct size for the fuselage side, so had to go slightly oversize on that one.



The fullsize example the model was copied from.



Auster J/1N

This conversion was also from the Mk.III kit. This version used the kit inline engine and cowling, but had a scratch built exhaust. Once again, the canopy was modified, along with the rear decking. It too had a wing mounted generator. Inner wing ribs were sanded down and a fuel tank filler cap added as this aircraft had wing tanks fitted to extend the range.



The fullsize Auster J1N




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