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ArmouredSprue

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ArmouredSprue last won the day on November 11 2015

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    Military aircraft 1/72 and Military vehicles and tanks 1/35.

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  1. Pair of P-47s

    Stunning models! I love these Revell P-47's they are just little gems.
  2. Just FANTASTIC! It's unbelievable the amount of details you have on it. I don't know what to say...... FANTASTIC! AWESOME!
  3. Really nice. Well done!
  4. Meung 1/48 P-51 Mustang RAAF TT

    Very nice! Well done mate
  5. Monogram North American X-15A-2

    Stunning model. Well done!
  6. Grumman Wildcat

    lovely little kit, well done
  7. Thanks all for the kind words. Cheers
  8. Yes! I've noticed these mistakes after the photos and I'm working to fix them. Thanks for the honest advise! Cheers Paulo
  9. As far as I know you have one mate. Just waiting to be built. Cheers Paulo
  10. Hi all For my next project I have decided to build an A-4B Skyhawk from Argentine Air Force during the Falklands conflict in 1982. Politics aside, the conflict proved that skilled pilots can make a difference even when using an outdated, or inferior material. In this case the old and still reliable Scooter (Douglas A-4B Skyhawk). This is a challenging subject, since the resources available are, quite often, not reliable or conflicting. I was fortunate to find an amazing tread in a scale modelling forum where the author (FAAMAN) made a comprehensive article (post) in regards to the Argentinian Skyhawks. This post will be my guide through this building, you can read it HERE. (Images used are in the public domain and used for educational purposes only) I have decided to built the A-4B C-242, as seen im late May 1982. It was flown by Primer Teniente (1st Lt) Guadagnini. Unfortunately he was killed on the the 23rd during the attack to HMS Antelope.  Primer Teniente Luciano Guadagnini Following is the accounting for that day: 23 MAY 1982: A flight of four Grupo 5 A-4B Skyhawks attack in two groups. The first attack is led by Capitan Carballo with Primer teniente Alferez Gomez flying his wing. They approach HMS Antelope fast and low over the water. The results of the attack are one 1000 lb. un-exploded bomb in the Antelope's stern. It is believed that the Skyhawk piloted by Alférez H. Gómez stroke Antelope with the 1000 lb. bomb that did not explode. (Later this bomb did explode while being defused, leading to further explosions that sunk the ship.) Capaitan Carballo's Skyhawk is severely damaged by AAA and an exploding SAM, and barely escapes a second SAM. Carvballo's damaged Skyhawk makes it back to base and post-flight inspection finds a damaged fin on one of his drop tanks. This may have been caused by striking the mast rigging of the Antelope.The second attack from this flight is flown by Primer Teniente Guadagnini and Teniente Rinke and results in another 1000 lb. unexploded bomb in the Antelope. Primer Teniente Guadagnini flying A-4B Skyhawk C-242 was killed when his Skyhawk was struck, mostly likely by a British Sea Wolf SAM from HMS Broadsword.Later,Argentine Navy Third Escuadrilla A-4Q Skyhawks, attack the British Frigate Antelope. The Navy flight consisted of Capitan de Corbeta Castro Fox and Zubizarreta, Benitez and Oliverira. Zuizarreta would die when his aircraft, laden with un-expended ordinance he could not discard, blew a tire causing his aircraft to veer of the runway upon landing. Zuizarreta ejected but did not have the needed speed to facilitate completion of the chute deployment and was killed. His aircraft, 3-A-309 ironically was not damaged. C-242 shot down by SAMs and AAA on the 23rd May 1982 whilst attacking HMS Antelope, the pilot Primer Teniente Guadagnini was killed, ‘B’ pattern camouflage with standard ‘official’ I.D. bands in six positions Photo Resource C-242 Before applying the yellow ID bands in 6 positions C-242 (forefront aircraft on the right) with yellow ID bands applied Here is the final model: Painted with Tamiya acrylic paints. That's all folks!
  11. P47M Thunderbolt

    the model looks really good, however the P-47M is suppose to have the dorsal fin added to it (it comes with the Revell kit), did you decided not to use it? regards
  12. P-51D Mustang 1/72 Hasegawa

    lovely kit and an amazing display cabinet
  13. very nice. I specially liked to spot a Brazilian Mirage (commemorative scheme) in your display cabinet. Cheers mate
  14. Aussie P-40N

    Hi Bruce Like said before, that bit will be painted over, so just make sure you sand it flush as best as you can and move on. It is looking very good. Glad to see you've made some progress with the tedious canopy masking bit. Cheers Paulo
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