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1/32 A-10 decals

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I'm wrapping up a 1/32 sheet for the big Trumpeter Hog and have some free space left over.  What do you guys want on this sheet?

I have the Idaho and Michigan ANG A-10Cs fresh from deployment, complete with a massive amount of mission markings, several FT A-10A/C with the sharkmouths, the New Orleans Chopper Popper from Desert Storm, the other helo killer from 3 separate times during its career, modern Osan A-10C, several other ANG squadrons, Desert Storm A-10A from Myrtle Beach, and a couple others.  

What else needs to be on the sheet?

Thanks for the input.

Jake
Speed Hunter Graphics
www.reidairpublishing.com

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The Grissom jet is already available from Cutting Edge, and it isn't selling terribly well in 1/48 on my sheet already available. Which jet is the EL jet? 

 

Thanks for the suggestions.

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Myrtle Beach DS jets, they had quite a scoreboard themselves, and you have a great ref.jet about an hour from your house...;)

 

Jeff

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Myrtle Beach A-10 "Dawg Hawg" would make a great subject as it has some cool nose art on it.

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15 hours ago, jefropas said:

Myrtle Beach DS jets, they had quite a scoreboard themselves, and you have a great ref.jet about an hour from your house...;)

 

Jeff

I've got the 355th flagship on this sheet, and walkarounds of all other MB jets that went to war.  Those will be on a 1/48 sheet soon.

 

The jet at the museum was sanitized of all cool Desert Storm markings before it went on display.  What a shame.

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Hi Jake just ordered a few books and decals over New Year.  Do you have any idea when here decals may be released as I am participating in a Group Build which ends in May and would love to do an Arctic Camo A-10

 

thanks

 

gordon

 

 

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This is obviously a biased response here...  My old jet 82-665 was the very last A-10 built.  It first flew at England AFB and was the demo jet for awhile.  It flew in Desert Storm and later in life at Davis-Monthan and is currently flying at Nellis.  The last of its kind, and I've got some decent reference photos of it just a few weeks prior to leaving for Desert Storm.  It took me a great deal of effort to get the right markings for the jet way back when I built this - but even after all these years, it's still a pretty iconic look.

 

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I will try to grab some shots of my old jets when they get back home soon. I know they painted Mustaches on them for the deployment. Hopefully they'll keep their art til they get home at least.

 

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1 hour ago, boom175 said:

I will try to grab some shots of my old jets when they get back home soon. I know they painted Mustaches on them for the deployment. Hopefully they'll keep their art til they get home at least.

 

They did, and Boise gave your guys the same stylized mission markings they used during their deployment.  Same moustaches, too.  Some nice looking jets!

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14 hours ago, SARguy said:

Do you have any idea when here decals may be released as I am participating in a Group Build which ends in May and would love to do an Arctic Camo A-10

 

thanks

 

gordon

 

 

They will go to print this week.  You can build the snow hog by using any black decals to get the AK tail codes and serials.  There were no squadron badges or other markings on those two jets that would require special decals.

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Thanks for the feedback.  The sheet is complete and has been sent to print. 

 

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There are 15 jets on this sheet, and it includes FULL stencils for Euro 1 and a two-tone gray jet, A-10A and/A-10C, paint barn stencils, ladder door artwork, and even decals for the markings on the ejection seats and LITENING pod.

 

1) A-10A 77-0205, 926TFG New Orleans, Operation Desert Storm 1991, nose art on both sides of nose.  'Chopper Popper'

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2) A-10C 78-0633, 124FW, Idaho ANG, Operation Inherent Resolve, December 2016  Massive amount of mission markings.

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3) A-10A 78-0642, 104FW, Massachusetts ANG, 131st Fighter Squadron flagship, December 2005, Iraqi Freedom mission markings

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4) A-10A 79-0136, 926FW New Orleans, Operation Enduring Freedom, April 2005

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5) A-10A 79-0158, 354FW Myrtle Beach AFB, SC, Operation Desert Storm 1991

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6) A-10C 79-0189, 74FS, 23Wg, Moody AFB, GA, May 2016

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7) A-10C 81-0953, 74FS, 23Wg, Moody AFB, GA,  Operation Enduring Freedom 2012

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8) A-10A 81-0964, 74FS, 23Wg, Moody AFB, GA, March 2006   Helo Killer

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9) A-10A 81-0964, 21FS, 363FW, Shaw AFB, SC, 1993  Helo killer

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10) A-10A 81-0964 21FS, 507ACW, Shaw AFB SC, 1992 507th Air Control Wing flagship Helo Killer

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11) A-10C 80-0265, 127Wg, Michigan ANG, 127th Wing flagship May 2016

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12) A-10C 81-0975, 127wg, Michigan ANG, Operation Inherent Resolve November 2015 Massive amount of mission markings

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13) A-10C 81-0992, 81FS Spangdahlem AB, Germany, led final 4-ship from Spang, May 2013

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14) A-10A 82-0646, 103FW, Connecticut ANG, September 2005 Iraqi Freedom mission markings

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15) A-10C 82-0651, 25FS Osan AB, Korea 51st Operations Group flagship May 2015

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Absolutely awesome! Love the "newer" A-10C jets.

Chuck

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If it is not too late, I vote for a 75 FS jet.  Tail number doesn't matter, something that deployed for OEF in the last few years.  Just want the 75 FS shark patch and black/white checkers on the tail.

 

Don R

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Awesome to see Shaw 507ACW and 21st FS markings...if there had been a 55th FS it would have been perfect..

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23 hours ago, druss135 said:

If it is not too late, I vote for a 75 FS jet.  Tail number doesn't matter, something that deployed for OEF in the last few years.  Just want the 75 FS shark patch and black/white checkers on the tail.

 

Don R

Sorry, Don, it is too late.  Out of all the Moody Hogs I've shot over the years, I didn't have solid refs for even a single 75th jet.  I'd have door art but not crew names, or crew names but no paint barn stencil, or just distant shots where I couldn't read crew names.  Frustrating. 

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10 hours ago, mungo1974 said:

Awesome to see Shaw 507ACW and 21st FS markings...if there had been a 55th FS it would have been perfect..

I also have it as the 55th Fighter Squadron flagship and 20th Ops Group flagship, but I ran out of room.  Look for them in 1/48 soon.

 

 

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How about the 76th when it gets shrunk down to 48th....

 

Jeff

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I just got the shipping notification for this sheet.  Links should be hot by early next week if not sooner!

 

www.reidairpublishing.com

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Can't wait, turn those links on! I've been looking forward to this sheet for quite awhile. Thanks Jake!

Chuck

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Very nice work Jake :)

 

"Hogs breath is better than no breath"

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Any news on when the links will be turned on? Thanks.

Chuck

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The decals are here and Cartograf did their usual incredible printing.  Now I'm stuck waiting for the instructions to print. 

 

Sorry about that.

 

 

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