Seversky P-35/S2 Air Racer 1:32 Scale Wms. Bros. Model Kit #32135 & #32535 Review

2013 September 10
by Doug

RoR Step-by-Step Review 20130910*
Seversky P-35/S2 Air Racer 1:32 Scale Wms. Bros. Model Kit 32135 & 32535 Review
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The Seversky P-35/S2 aircraft evolved during the 1930’s by Alexander P. deSeversky and his chief designer, Alexander Kartveli, the P-35 with its retractable landing gear, enclosed cockpit and comprehensive instrumentation was considered one of the most advanced pursuit planes in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Variations of the same basic design were produced by a number of foreign governments, including Columbia, Japan, Russia and Sweden.  Racing versions set transcontinental speed records and participated in Bendix and Thompson Trophy races. The P-35 was also a forerunner of the famous Republic P-47 Thunderbolt “Jug” of World War II. It had a wing span of 36 feet and a Pratt & Whitney Twin Wasp Engine with a top speed rating of: (P-35) 281 mph (S2) 300 mph.


For the Modeler: This is a skill level 2 Williams Brothers Seversky P-35/S2 Air Racer in 1:32 Scale kit. This kit (#32135) contains ~45 pieces, is molded in grey plastic with clear canopy and landing light pieces. It also includes illustrated directions and waterslide decals. Finished dimensions are: Length: 9.25″, Wingspan: 13.5″, Top Speed = As long as it takes to fall from the bench to the floor; Engine = Williams Brothers 0.0 hp; Prop = Fixed Pitch Free Spinning. Keep learning and have fun. This kit may be completed to represent P-35 PA69, the Squadron Commander’s aircraft of the 27th Pursuit Squadron, 1st Pursuit Group, based at Selfridge Field, Michigan.  Attention was focused upon this particular machine, since it was used for a short time by Charles A Lindbergh, who according to author John Underwood, much preferred Curtis products! Alternately, the kit model may be finished as the civilian SEV-S2 racer which was owned by Frank Fuller, of the Fuller Paint Company which was my focus for this build. This kit has recently been re-released as kit 32535 and is available at online hobby stores.


Covered in this Review:  If you want to perfect your build; basic construction; preparing parts for better finishing; extensive paint and finishing information; adhesive selections and applications; cockpit  construction and detailing; decal preparation and application; how to use Alclad paint to replicate metal finishes; seam and sink identification and repair methods; scratch building counterweight details for the engine, constructing a brass stock pitot tube, and exhaust stacks; engine detailing and weathering; wiring the engine; making the glass look real; canopy masking and finishing techniques (inside and out); version option considerations; how to remove unwanted body panels; eliminating ejection pin marks; decal selection,  preparation, and application; making authentic scratch built seat belts; clamping methods; modifying putty for effectiveness; dihedral modifications for version authenticity; repairing and creating panel lines and making an aerial with stretched sprue; masking for paint processes; using aluminum foil for realistic decking; methods for weighting the tires; modifying the exhaust ports for scratch built parts; how to use setting solutions for great looking decals; modifying the engine cylinders for fit; and expanded history of the real aircraft are all fully examined in this pictorial 30 page, full-color Step-by-Step review.


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