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The Hopper

















by Gil Gonsoulin


The Hopper is from Industria Mechanika . Designed by Calum Alexander Watt and sculpted by Stefano Bernardi. It’s a 1/35 scale resin kit of some kind of flying vehicle.


The resin casting is very clean with no air bubbles and very little cleanup. I painted it with a combination of Floquil ,Model Master and Tamiya paints.















The camo pattern was applied using Steel Beach Accessories masking vinyl. The decals on the outer hull are the kit supplied ones.


Those on the instrument panels are from various Airscale sets. There was no landing gear supplied with the kit. I kit bashed them using gear from a 1/48 Draken and a 1/32 Viper MKII.














All in all this was a fun build.


Photos by Jeff Junker