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Revell 1/48 AD-5 Skyraider WIP
Posted by Keyda81 on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 12:15 PM

I just finished building a F4U-4 Cosair and it needs a friend, lol.  So next up is this Skyraider which will have the same paint scheme as the Corsair. 

Hopefully I'll have some progress to report later on today.

 

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 12:31 PM

Overall Sea Blue with the “polka dots” squadron markings?

 

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Posted by Keyda81 on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 1:55 PM

stikpusher

Overall Sea Blue with the “polka dots” squadron markings?

 

Yep.  Big Smile

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Posted by rangerj on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 8:50 AM

I think that is the old Match Box kit. You can get a nice vacuum formed canopy from sqaudron for that model and Cobra has a nice resin cockpit kit for it. AD5 aka A-1E.

a historic note the "AD" stands for "Aircraft Douglas"

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 12:21 PM

rangerj

I think that is the old Match Box kit. You can get a nice vacuum formed canopy from sqaudron for that model and Cobra has a nice resin cockpit kit for it. AD5 aka A-1E.

a historic note the "AD" stands for "Aircraft Douglas"

 

Yup, it is the old Matchbox kit. Revell has most of their molds now. And I believe that Cobra Company has been bought out recently and somebody else has their moldings as well.

 

Side note, the A in AD stood for attack, not Aircraft in the pre 1962 Navy Aircraft designation system. The first letter or pair of letters was the aircraft type, the next letter the aircraft manufacturing company, the first number the type put out by that of that company that would come after the aircraft type letter(s), and numbers after a dash a model variant. Any letters after the dash/number were a sub variant. 

Example F4U-1A: Fighter, 4th design, Vought Aircfraft Company (designator U), 1st variant with A sub variant (bubble canopy hood replacing birdcage canopy hood). When the final Corsair type  recatagorized as an attack aircraft type, the nomenclature went from F4U-7 to AU-1. And if an aircraft was contracted to be built by a second company, the designator would change for those aircraft. A Corsair built by Goodyear would be a FG-1 instead of a F4U. The F4F-4 Wildcats built by General Motors became FM. It’s a very specific system.

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 12:39 PM

Followed by the A2D-1 Skyshark, the A3D-1 and 2 Skywarrior, the A4D-1 and so on Skyhawk.

I suppose the Skyraider could be the A1D-1.

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 4:14 PM

GMorrison

Followed by the A2D-1 Skyshark, the A3D-1 and 2 Skywarrior, the A4D-1 and so on Skyhawk.

I suppose the Skyraider could be the A1D-1.

 

No, the 1 was always skipped for type. SBC, then SB2C for example.

 

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Posted by rangerj on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 5:14 PM

Thanks for the correction Stick. The old mind forgot.

It's cool that there is some learning going on for the FNGs and us old guys as well. 

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 8:34 PM

No worries Ranger... gotta keep the gray matter active... the memory gets fuzzy far too easily indeed...

 

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Posted by richs26 on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 9:58 PM

stikpusher
   

Yup, it is the old Matchbox kit. Revell has most of their molds now. And I believe that Cobra Company has been bought out recently and somebody else has their moldings as well.

Cobra Company has been bought by Mike West at Lone Star Models, and has updated his website with the new Cobra and LSM stuff.

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Posted by Toshi on Thursday, December 07, 2017 2:38 AM

Nice Segway with the Skyraider from the Corsair.  I’m looking forward to this build.  I did the Tamiya 1/48 kit a few years back and had a blast with it.  I’d like to see the WIP you have for this build!

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Posted by Keyda81 on Thursday, December 07, 2017 11:16 AM

Wow, you guys are just a plethoria of information!  I guess that is my airplane history lesson for today, lol.

Finally some progress to report today.

Cockpit, not much to see here, lol.

Fuselage together.

Tail and main wing assembely together.

I have an airplane, lol.

Hopefully I can get some more done tonight after dinner.

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, December 07, 2017 1:50 PM

Nice progress Keyda. Are you going to build this with wings folded?

Just a suggestion, but on future builds of post WWII US aircraft, you probably want to use the shade of gray that you used on the seat cushions for your main interior color, and not the lighter shade you used here. It looks too light to be Dark Gull Gray, which is more medium in shade.

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, December 07, 2017 2:33 PM

stikpusher

 

 
GMorrison

Followed by the A2D-1 Skyshark, the A3D-1 and 2 Skywarrior, the A4D-1 and so on Skyhawk.

I suppose the Skyraider could be the A1D-1.

 

 

 

No, the 1 was always skipped for type. SBC, then SB2C for example.

 

OK smart guy. Who built the FD-1?

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, December 07, 2017 3:01 PM

GMorrison

 

 
stikpusher

 

 
GMorrison

Followed by the A2D-1 Skyshark, the A3D-1 and 2 Skywarrior, the A4D-1 and so on Skyhawk.

I suppose the Skyraider could be the A1D-1.

 

 

 

No, the 1 was always skipped for type. SBC, then SB2C for example.

 

 

 

OK smart guy. Who built the FD-1?

 

 

Should be Douglas by the lettering. First variant of their first fighter design submitted to the USN. D was assigned to Douglas Aircraft Company 

However, looking it up, I see that it was assigned to McDonnell (for a questionable reason I would add) on their Phantom I, which was later redesignated as the FH-1.

 

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Posted by Keyda81 on Thursday, December 07, 2017 3:46 PM

stikpusher

Nice progress Keyda. Are you going to build this with wings folded?

Just a suggestion, but on future builds of post WWII US aircraft, you probably want to use the shade of gray that you used on the seat cushions for your main interior color, and not the lighter shade you used here. It looks too light to be Dark Gull Gray, which is more medium in shade.

 

Thanks, I haven't decided how I'm going to put the wings yet.  As for the interior color the instructions called for light ghost grey, and flat black.  That was it.  Looked to plain so I painted the cushion area of the seats to break it up a bit.  I will make a mental note for future builds to go with the darker grey.  I think I used gunship grey. 

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Posted by Keyda81 on Friday, December 08, 2017 8:57 AM

Masked off the three seperate sections of the canopy, and started getting things ready for paint.  Hopefully I can have this in the booth this weekend.

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Posted by lawdog114 on Friday, December 08, 2017 6:57 PM
Looking good Keyda.

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Posted by Keyda81 on Saturday, December 09, 2017 10:28 AM

Thanks Lawdog!

I'm going to try and get back to working on this today.  I've got to the putty and sanding part which I dislike, so I'm dragging my feet, lol.

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Posted by KWE on Saturday, December 09, 2017 12:11 PM

The kit is coming along nicely. Great job. Smile

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Posted by rocker286 on Saturday, December 09, 2017 3:25 PM

Looks good so far - can't wait to see it with a coat of paint! 

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Posted by Keyda81 on Saturday, December 09, 2017 4:02 PM

Thanks rocker!  I just have to stop dragging my feet.  I really hate the putty/sand/prime/repeat process!  Lol.

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Posted by richs26 on Saturday, December 09, 2017 9:46 PM

For a cockpit and external reference for an A-1E, here is Maj. Bernie Fisher's from the USAF Museum's 360 view:

http://www.nmusafvirtualtour.com/cockpits/SEAW_tour/SEAW-1.html

TYhe US Naval Aviation Museum has an A-1H.

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Posted by jeaton01 on Saturday, December 09, 2017 10:25 PM

Keydai didn't ask, but I have an A-1E walkaround too.

http://www.yolo.net/%7Ejeaton/Propplanes/a1e/a1e.htm

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Posted by rangerj on Sunday, December 10, 2017 1:30 PM

Note: More learning. Maj. Fisher made a landing on a poor landing strip to pick up a fellow downed pilot and was under intense fire while doing it. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions. 

Added notes: The A1 could carry the bomb load of a B-17. It was designed for the Navy/Marines and predominently used by them, but the USAF found it very useful in SAR (search and rescue) work as well as other missions. I have met a few A-1 pilots and they all loved that airplane. Maj. Fisher was an USAF pilot. An A1 shot down a Mig in the Korean "police action" and also in the Viet Nam "conflict". It was a great ground support aircraft. 

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Posted by 1943Mike on Sunday, December 10, 2017 11:28 PM

" I really hate the putty/sand/prime/repeat process!  Lol."

Yes, but of course you know that it's exactly those repetitive, mind-numbing tasks that distinguish the well finished kit from the run of the mill Big Smile.

That aircraft is very impressive with it's 2700 take-off HP R-3350 engine. Keep up the fine work .. it's always a pleasure to view your builds.

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Posted by Toshi on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 2:05 AM

Will be awaiting the finish product once the prep finish is completed.  Great job in putting it together!

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

 

ON THE BENCH:

Revell B-17G Flying Fortress 

NEXT BUILD:

Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 via eBay, when it arrives, as always, I’ll do a WIP.  Thanks to M.Brindos and Model Maniac for the heads up and the inspiration in obtaining this kit for my next build.

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