Words and pictures by Glenn Wilson
1/72 Special Hobby Lockheed 10a Electra, Spanish Nationalists
The twin-engined Electra was one of the most successful of the modern twins replacing the single-engined airliners (on safety grounds)
As a general rule I am not very interested in civilian planes, but when Special Hobby brought out these two kits (Orion and Electra) with decals for the Spanish Civil War it would have been churlish to refuse their purchase, and in the colour schemes modelled here they look rather good to my eyes. Both were straight forward builds, since the single-row radial engines could be moulded in a single piece of resin.