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A-10A 80-0194, 511th TFS, 10th TFW (1/72)

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Thanks guys. I have to say that the Italeri kit is nowhere near as easy to build as I had expected it to be.

I don't think any 72nd A-10 is. The way the kit is designed leads to many seams and difficulties.

In fact the parts look very similar to the monogram one from days on by. Perhaps they're the same and Italeri just changed some things or added some things.

Either way that bottom wing join and the fit of the upper wing halves is usually never good.

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I agree on the fit of the wings. I have build the Academy, and have more comming. I also have the old monogram kit and that has some nice offerings on the A-10 if you want to detail the engine as one can be build open.

The Hase is the same kit as the academy builds up nice as well except for the wings. Weapons are not that good on the GBU's but both can be build up armed. Have build the Revell/Italeri kit and that is offering sidewinders in the kit and that is an plus too. Also the only one having an good office is the one of monogram, not sure if that is an scale down of the still best A-10 48th scale.

On topic again how is your A-10 going Chris?

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TBH I've not made any further progress other than the green as I'm working away from home at the moment. I should hopefully get the light green on this weekend and (maybe) get into decalling next week :)

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I finally managed to move forward with the builds and the A-10 is now painted. A couple of coats of gloss varnish and it'll be ready for decalling...

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Well, the result of a productive few evenings... A coat of gloss and it'll be ready for matt varnish and final assembly :)

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I it me eyes or is it realy 2 tone cammo?? It looks very nice!! I hope you get the front of the engine good as they are very visible too

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No - it's definitely 3!! The dark green doesn't stand out well in these pictures - hopefully a coat of matt varnish will help!

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I see it no problem. Perhaps contrast or color ratios on your monitors are off? Did a nice job with the camo. Was it freehand?

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I see it no problem. Perhaps contrast or color ratios on your monitors are off? Did a nice job with the camo. Was it freehand?

Yep, all of my models tend to be freehand. There are a couple of places where I should have gone back and tidied up, but I wanted to get it finished...

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some minor errors are ok I feel as it gives life to the model. :worship:

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Really shaping up and looks great.

Make me think I should get back to work on the one I started.

Absolutely!

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Almost finished - just mounting the weapons etc... Should have some pics at the weekend :)

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Very nice!

Question - how did you make the DRAs for the Sidewinders?

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Great work! Gotta do one in camo myself one of these days.

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Very nice!

Question - how did you make the DRAs for the Sidewinders?

I didn't - it's included with the Italeri kit.

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I didn't - it's included with the Italeri kit.

Thank you! Guess I'll be on the lookout for this kit now - must arm my squadron of Warthogs appropriately. :sunrevolves:

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It's a nice kit, although some of the joints gave me more problems than I would have expected...

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