richdlc Posted November 21, 2014 Share Posted November 21, 2014 (edited) Hi - here's my latest project, a 1/32 A-1H Skyraider from the Trumpeter kit. This one took a silver in its class at the IPMS UK Nationals at Telford a couple of weeks ago. The Trumpeter kit is very nice, with one or two notable errors (cockpit too wide, canopy, windshield and prop wrong shape, very poor engine) but I added a lot of details to it. Most notably I scratch built the engine accessory compartment and replaced the terrible kit engine with a resin cast of the Zoukei Mura one. I also removed one of the wings, scratched the area behind the cockpit (on the turtle deck underneath the canopy - normally hidden by a canvas shroud but I couldn't resist showing off the details), scratched the Yankee ejector seat, shoehorned in the Aires resin cockpit (designed for Zoukei Mura kit), scratched the main landing gear (but used the Scale Aircraft Conversions main struts) and added a ton of other details, such as the rudder locking mechanism. Anyway, you can see the entire build thread here: My link Sorry about the pics, but best I could do with my limited photography talents! Here's one of the scratched wingtip drop-down lights found on USAF machines - made from pewter sheet and clear thermoform: The rudder locking mechanism - note that the rudder is angled left, hence some slack for the wire on that side Edited November 21, 2014 by richdlc Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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