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Tamiya 1/48 Skyraider

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  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Tamiya 1/48 Skyraider
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, October 04, 2017 3:59 AM

Great kit

 

 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    January, 2015
  • From: Katy (Houston), TX
Posted by Aggieman on Wednesday, October 04, 2017 7:16 AM

Looks great.  Curiously the Tamiya kit includes the same markings that came with the old Monogram / Revell kit.  I have always wanted to build the Tamiya kit but since I had already built the Monogram, I never felt I had the space for it.  

  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, October 04, 2017 12:20 PM

Popular markings.  Shot down a mig in the Vietnam war.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    February, 2012
  • From: Parma, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Wednesday, October 04, 2017 8:03 PM
Stellar work!...I have one in the stash I may tackle someday. Thanks for sharing.

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Far Northern CA
Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, October 04, 2017 10:02 PM

Outstanding! I really like the way you did the exhaust stains on the fuselage, plus many other high points.

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, October 04, 2017 10:54 PM

Well done, quite Skyraiderish. 

John

To see build logs of my models, go here: http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

  

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Saturday, October 07, 2017 4:45 PM

Skyraiders Are so cool and you have done a phenom of a job on this build.  One word; “Excellent”!

Toshi

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

  • Member since
    March, 2003
Posted by rangerj on Sunday, October 08, 2017 4:30 PM

Very, very, nice job on the Navy A-1. The A-1 carried a bomb load comparable to the 4 engined B-17. While in SEA there were two aircraft I liked seeing overhead, the C-47 gunship, and the A-1s. The jets swooped in and dropped their ordanance and zipped away. The two prop jobs hung arround and provided cover and comfort. We usually saw Navy/Marine A-1s like the one you modeled (gull gray and white), but occassionally we saw A-1s in SEA camo with the USAF or ARVN. Once when the fire base was under fire the A-1s came to help us and as they made passes with their 20MM cannons the ejected shells rained down on us. One of the guys had a shell bounce off of his steel pot (helmet) and put a dent in it. Stuff happens. That particular A-1 is famous for shooting down a Mig. Interestingly enough one of the first Migs shot down in Korea was also shot down by an A-1.

Again, that is a super job on the A-1.

  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 3:57 AM

rangerj

Very, very, nice job on the Navy A-1. The A-1 carried a bomb load comparable to the 4 engined B-17. While in SEA there were two aircraft I liked seeing overhead, the C-47 gunship, and the A-1s. The jets swooped in and dropped their ordanance and zipped away. The two prop jobs hung arround and provided cover and comfort. We usually saw Navy/Marine A-1s like the one you modeled (gull gray and white), but occassionally we saw A-1s in SEA camo with the USAF or ARVN. Once when the fire base was under fire the A-1s came to help us and as they made passes with their 20MM cannons the ejected shells rained down on us. One of the guys had a shell bounce off of his steel pot (helmet) and put a dent in it. Stuff happens. That particular A-1 is famous for shooting down a Mig. Interestingly enough one of the first Migs shot down in Korea was also shot down by an A-1.

Again, that is a super job on the A-1.

 

 

Thanks all for the nice comments - this kit was a joy to build - just shake it out of the box and it falls toghether! 

RangerJ - increadible story and thanks for your service.  Dented helmet!  Wow.  I've always been a fan of the prop planes and the SkyRaider in all its varients was a beast.

 

Thanks,

John

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