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1/48 Monogram A-10 Thunderbolt II Complete

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1/48 Monogram A-10 Thunderbolt II Complete
Posted by JacknewbIII on Sunday, January 06, 2019 9:40 PM

I have been working on this one for a while and finally hit the finish line. This is my first attempt at black basing. I was trying to give it a bit of sun fade with progressively lighter layering and used all model master enamel. This was a really nice kit and the only real trouble (other than myself) were the decals which were very leathery making the nose work tough. To be expected with these really old ones. Box art first for those of us into that:

 

 

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Posted by mississippivol on Sunday, January 06, 2019 9:43 PM
Very nice! I miss seeing them in the lizard schemes...
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    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, January 06, 2019 9:49 PM

That looks cool.  Good job.  I have the Tamiya kit to do.  Any pics of the black basing?

Thanks,

John

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Posted by JacknewbIII on Sunday, January 06, 2019 10:17 PM

John, sorry I don't usually take any progress pics when I build for fun. There is a guy called doogs models on YT who has some extensive videos on the technique if you wanted to see it in action. This one was done with a sotar AB freehand with no taping. You dont realize how much there is to cover until you paint a 1/48 this way.  I did take some pics of the pit prior to closing her up:

 

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, January 06, 2019 10:23 PM

No worries.   I have seen the doog videos.  I'm just getting started with black basing so I'm looking for any and all examples.  Pit looks good.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, January 06, 2019 10:26 PM

Nice take on a classic kit!

Chad

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Posted by JacknewbIII on Sunday, January 06, 2019 11:03 PM

Thanks guys much appreciated!

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Posted by PFJN on Monday, January 07, 2019 9:26 PM

Hi,

Your build looks really nice and I really like the Warthog nose art. Stick out tongue

PF

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Posted by Darren Roberts on Monday, January 07, 2019 9:33 PM
NOICE!!!!!!!!!!! I've always loved the A-10 in the Euro I scheme.
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  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Monday, January 14, 2019 11:45 PM
Nice job on a challenging kit. It was one of my first builds upon returning to the hobby and I almost quit again.

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 3:55 AM

Great job on the A-10, have to agree with others, they do look better in that scheme. Its a shame we don;t still ahve them in the sky'saround here, they used to be a common sight.

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  • From: The Deep Woods
Posted by Tickmagnet on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 6:09 AM

Looks nice and black basing is a great technique to use.

 

 

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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 6:25 AM

Darren Roberts
NOICE!!!!!!!!!!! I've always loved the A-10 in the Euro I scheme.
 

Ditto

 

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