How to build your provost

Here are the instruction sheets for the two kits


Two very different animals, yet the basic principle of the front page remains the same. A potted history of the aircraft, and some general instructions in various languages.


First let us look at the T.5 instructions. A single sheet, printed both sides in monochrome. Fewer parts, so fewer stages. With line drawings to show the assembly of parts.


The modern instructions are a far more colourful affair, and presented as a booklet. Though the paper feels cheaper and has the look of being printed in house on a laser printer rather than from a master.


More stages, beautifully rendered in computer generated 3D, with painting for minor parts called out en route, as well as identification of previous stages identified in red.


Finally the colour scheme, called out on the older kit in Airfix colour codes, and identified by a variety of hatching methods for each colour, Add in the decal locations, and it requires some careful study, but overall works quite well.


Nowadays colours are called out in Humbrol codes, and the colours are shown in glorious Technicolor! The decal placement is similar


but complemented by a whole separate sheet for the smaller stencilling. Haven’t times changed.

Tomorrow I will look at the decals in more detail.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Tales from the bench of a Scale Modeller

Scale Modeling Mania

Sure, it's possible I'm type-A anal, it's equally possible you're sloppy.

The Sprue Lagoon

Model kits and more!

Aviation Trails

A trail around Britain's historical airfields many lost to developers or mother nature herself. Come along on a voyage of discovery and nostalgia.

Aces Flying High

An Aussie's travels to air shows, aviation museums and related events around the world, with a bit of aerospace history along the way!

Adopt a Model

eyvallah beğenene, beğenmeyenin canı cehenneme

Plane Dave

World War II with Scale Models

My Forgotten Hobby

Let's build... It's never too late

Meat Filled Pastries

Getting to the Meat of Football Matters. Also Pies.

Shortfinals's Blog

A blog about life, aviation, and everything. Contents © Shortfinals and AirShowConsultants; all rights reserved!

Leading The Line

Because Sometimes There's More to Life Than Pies.

amateur airplanes

Let's build.

Still Striving For that Elusive Halo

Thoughts, photographs, recipes and paintings of an Episcopal priest

Flying the Camel

Large and small projects and thoughts

%d bloggers like this: