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Spad, Sandy, great airplane... Thought I'd give it a try.

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    June, 2013
Spad, Sandy, great airplane... Thought I'd give it a try.
Posted by CA Bolick on Thursday, March 16, 2017 4:29 PM

I didn't think it was needed, photo of the box art, history, yada yada. Tamiya 1\48 Skyraider A-1J. EDUARD PE frets #49296. Picked up a BlackBox Cockpit, but it just doesn't look right. Still researching before making a decision.

Waiting on a D&S book I found and some other pieces for the puzzle. I usually build armor so this is quite the adventure for me. I need to charge the fishing camera to get some build shots or find a cable for my phone. Either way, I'll post some build photos when I get started.

Thanks ya'll and cheers to ya.. Drink a craft beer

Chris B

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, March 16, 2017 5:29 PM

Cool! Amazing plane.

ON THE BENCH

1/72 Hasegawa GR.4 Tornado
1/72 Cyber Hobby D3A Val, Akagi
1/350 Aoshima IJN Takao

In Que

1/72 Airfix A6M2b Type 0 Model 21 Zero, Akagi
1/350 Dragon USS The Sulivans built as USS Johnston

  • Member since
    June, 2013
Posted by CA Bolick on Friday, March 17, 2017 7:44 AM

I started cleaning up parts for the cockpit, yesterday after waiting on the mailperson to show up with the boxes. I guess it depends on how anal you want to get, but 2 different styles of seat configuration has thrown me for a loop.

This is a shot of the BlackBox tub, back wall & the seat

https://goo.gl/photos/YSpAU1GJJwnGuBmCA

Kit tub, back wall & the seat.

https://goo.gl/photos/JpHipPwQ7VC9FyHT9

 A side by side.

 https://goo.gl/photos/SfWRyjQRPhzeBcBP8

The BlackBox still needs the tub cleaned up. I also want to use the Eduard instrument panel along with the back wall, seat from the BB, but use the tub from the kit. Any thoughts...

Thanks,

Chris B

  • Member since
    May, 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Friday, March 17, 2017 10:12 AM

I don't know man... I would just build it OOB. Skyraider cockpit is very hard to see unless you plan on cutting a hole in the fuselage. You can sent me the money you save on the aftermarket if you want Wink Great subject though. I'll be building the monogram kit sooner or later. I loved that kit as a kit with the bumble bee on the tail--really captured my imagination and left a lasting impression.

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, March 17, 2017 10:23 AM

Looks good Chris. I dono, it seems the cockpit would be pretty easy to see with that bubble canopy. I would go with the AM pit for sure.

ON THE BENCH

1/72 Hasegawa GR.4 Tornado
1/72 Cyber Hobby D3A Val, Akagi
1/350 Aoshima IJN Takao

In Que

1/72 Airfix A6M2b Type 0 Model 21 Zero, Akagi
1/350 Dragon USS The Sulivans built as USS Johnston

  • Member since
    May, 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Friday, March 17, 2017 11:35 AM

modelcrazy

I dono, it seems the cockpit would be pretty easy to see with that bubble canopy. 

 

 
Nope. Not really! I nice resin seat is all you really  need.

 

 

  • Member since
    December, 2010
  • From: Salem, Oregon
Posted by 1943Mike on Friday, March 17, 2017 12:12 PM

See here:

See 5' - 12" through 5' - 20" + 5' - 40". That should give you an idea of how much can be seen:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Am0y9qBAgOQ

Mike

"Le temps est un grand maître, mais malheureusement, il tue tous ses élèves."

Hector Berlioz

  • Member since
    June, 2013
Posted by CA Bolick on Friday, March 17, 2017 1:17 PM

Great video, had already watched it and had it save. Really liked the way it was painted. Thanks

Think I will have a couple hits and a few IPA's and think about it. Sucks when you can't find the answer. Seems like someone never took that photo of what you need to see. Worry about tomorrow.

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Littleton, Colorado
Posted by harp.ta on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 11:06 PM

That is NOT a Stanley Yankee ejection seat.  Is that the BB cockpit for the J variant?  That is way off.  This is what the Squadron/True Details seat looks like:

On the Bench:

  • Tamiya 1/48 A-1J Skyraider (USAF)
  • Tamiya 1/35 Panzer III Ausf L
  • Tamiya 1/48 F-14A Tomcat

In the Fridge:

  • Melvin Lamda Lamda Lamda RIIPA
  • Weldwerks Alpha Bits
  • Odd13 Thirdeen Cent

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