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Once more into the breach for God and Country. Nothing like Winter weather, and waiting for enamel paint to dry along with waiting for parts to print to get antsy want to build something. I know I could have done something useful like shovel snow , break up ice and whatnot but I'll leave those for when it gets warmer. So for this afternoons enjoyment Dynavectors 1/48 Douglas A2D-1Skyshark. After doing a Sea Vixen recently I realized how good Dynavectors Vacs really are. Almost like building your typical Tamigawa plastic. Plus I need some extra practice time on Vacs for 3 1/2 builds on my shel
After the 1/48th kits (link), Clearprop Models is to release 1/72nd Douglas A2D Skyshark kits. Source: https://www.facebook.com/Clearpropmodels/photos/a.2307674699515016/2747307448885070 V.P.
This is my rendition of Anigran's Douglas A2D-1 Skyshark. The A2D was supposed to be the replacement for the AD Skyraider, but it fell victim, along with several other aircraft, to the unreliable Allison XT40 turboprop engine and the advance in turbojet engines that made it obsolete, Only 12 built before project cancellation. I have a bit of a soft spot for aircraft with contra-rotating props so this has been on my list for a while. It is just a pity that, as far as I can tell, no US military aircraft using contra-rotating props ever went into full scale production (there were 11 R3Y Tradewind
As if I didn't have enough to do I've decided to do a quick.......sort of, project. This one has been on my mind since I saw a picture of another one in a similar scheme. But for mine it will be done as a RAAF close-air support version. The model is actually quite a simple one and for the most part everything is clean and quite well moulded. The fuselage isn’t warped though there were some minor issues with the tail, some filler and plastic plus elbow grease sorted that out quickly. The wings were ok apart from some bubbles in the tips and the inner leading edge has some moulding is