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A-1J Skyraider, Tamyia 1/48th scale

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6 hours ago, CaptainObvious said:

Really nice work Janne.

Thanx Cptn O 😄

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4 hours ago, Major Walt said:

I love what you have done here! You are a master at this stuff!!

Thanx Big Wally 😉

Only a master of evil... 😛

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Allrighty then...last update!

Some aftermarket did find its way into the Skyraider after all, Msters turned gunbarrels and pitot tube were
too good to pass up on.

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With a bit of paint they look splendid!

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And glued in place even more so...

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The pitot too

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Even put in a rear mirror.

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Only the static dischargers left to put in place, even made a base for it.

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Cheers and thanx for

Edited by Aigore

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Ehi mate,despite I don't left many comment,I close followed your thread and you made a tremendous job my friend!

+1 for the Master brass parts,I bought one set for my 1/72 Spad and the quality is top notch!

 

Gianni:thumbsup:

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1 hour ago, kurnass77 said:

Ehi mate,despite I don't left many comment,I close followed your thread and you made a tremendous job my friend!

+1 for the Master brass parts,I bought one set for my 1/72 Spad and the quality is top notch!

 

Gianni:thumbsup:

Thanx Gianni, my friend 😄

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1 hour ago, dustiepal said:

Just another fantastic job! Thanks for posting.

 

Dave

 

 

Thanx Dave 😄

 

 

I will take fancy pics later....tho my desktop is down so I can't edit them 😞

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Beautiful Skyraider!  That particular A-1 was flown by a guy named George J. Marrett. He had been a test pilot at Edwards AFB and got sent to Hurlburt Field, FL to check out in the Skyraider. Was initially assigned to Udorn RTAFB in northern Thailand. Several months into his assignment they transferred the 602nd SOS to NKP, Thailand. He wrote a book about his year flying the A-1 for SAR missions escorting the HH-3 and the HH-53 into the hostile environment to pick up the survivor. The book is called "Cheating Death" Combat Air Rescue in Vietnam and Laos. He mentions in the book that Tamiya put out a Skyraider model that had his airplane as the decals. So now get the book and you'll have even more appreciation of that role the A-1 played in the secret war in Laos and bombing trucks on the Ho Chi Minh Trail. You did a great job...oil staining and fading paint in the SEA heat and humidity. 

 

Cheers...Ron

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10 hours ago, aircommando130 said:

Beautiful Skyraider!  That particular A-1 was flown by a guy named George J. Marrett. He had been a test pilot at Edwards AFB and got sent to Hurlburt Field, FL to check out in the Skyraider. Was initially assigned to Udorn RTAFB in northern Thailand. Several months into his assignment they transferred the 602nd SOS to NKP, Thailand. He wrote a book about his year flying the A-1 for SAR missions escorting the HH-3 and the HH-53 into the hostile environment to pick up the survivor. The book is called "Cheating Death" Combat Air Rescue in Vietnam and Laos. He mentions in the book that Tamiya put out a Skyraider model that had his airplane as the decals. So now get the book and you'll have even more appreciation of that role the A-1 played in the secret war in Laos and bombing trucks on the Ho Chi Minh Trail. You did a great job...oil staining and fading paint in the SEA heat and humidity. 

 

Cheers...Ron

Thanx Ron 😄

that was indeed informative...gotta get that book!

Edited by Aigore
Sorry Ron...misspelled your name

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55 minutes ago, aircommando130 said:

Should be available on Amazon! It was one of those that you can't put down! 

 

Cheers...Ron

All I need now is money 😛

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Well.. no showcase pics since my desktop called it quits and fried my harddrives and I am too stupid to fix it and too poor to pay someoneelse to do it for me 😞 I had all my editing software on the desktop...Lightroom, Photoshop, bridge... 😞

So that is the current situation  😕

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