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AMT's Shell Oil Lockheed Vega Plastic Model Kit is in 1/48 scale. Ages 10 and up are recommended.
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This is the original AMT/ERTL Winnie Mae, re-issued in bright yellow plastic with bright red trim, as flown by Jimmy Doolittle in his prewar civilian profession. This Vega may be used for a variety of purposes, and modellers of the interwar period should be pleased that it is easily available. The engine and prop, as well as the cabin windows that can be placed from the outside once all of the building and painting is completed, are the kit's greatest features. This model's appearance can be improved with two simple fixes: 1) Reduce the length of the oleo struts by around 1/8 inch. 2) Before mating the wheel pants, thicken them by 0.060 to 0.100 in. and sand the new, thicker shapes. The model's skinny wheel pants are her worst feature as-is. Wiley Post, the kit's pilot, may or may not be useful to you. He has no resemblance to Jimmy Doolittle, with his civilian clothing, eye patch, full head of hair, and average height and physique.