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  1. A bit of a departure from my normal subject.. a More modern 'jet' though this is strictly speaking a Turbofan engined bird! It was the kit that got me back in to modelling which I started nearly 2 years ago.. on the ordnance load. I got side tracked in to my real love and interest WW2 planes... its a very well thought out kit in my opinion. The engines and the wings marry up nicely with the fuselage.i decided I'd like to depart from the serving suggestion of a cammo model pattern and go for a Grey scheme. I've not decided which decal set to use yet but I'm not that bothered about historical accuracy for this project. I just wanted to enjoy the build and experiment with something new.. that doesn't have a propellor! I got some AK Real Colours US Modern Aircraft Greys paint set and so far I've sprayed Grey Vallejo Primer and then the Dark Ghost Grey sections. I did think I could just use Primer and maybe mix my own Dark Ghost Grey but a little research encouraged me to splash out on the rather excellent AK set. The model is surprisingly large for 1:48 scale. I think this is my perception as I've been engaged doing smaller WW2 planes so much ! I've enjoyed the kit so far . I made some mistakes on the painting of the ordnance load I know.. apologies in advance .. but I'm finding the masking tasks a bit too much so I'll make it look mean and ready for a fight rather than accurate.. Any advice on weathering , especially the turbo fan exhaust patterns/ colours would be gratefully received! Also I'm guessing that the overall General weathering would be very restrained for this type of aircraft? I'm thinking non combat situations allow more time for cleaning aircraft and maintaining them ? I've always liked the Warthog. It looks like it means business! Here's a shot of the progress so far...Regards, Andy
  2. Here's my build of the Italeri 1/48 A-10C "Black Snakes". Very nice kit, good fit and details. The following after market sets were used: Eduard (48854) - A-10C exterior Eduard (491026) - A-10C interior Eduard (648382) - AN/ALQ-131 (Deep) ECM Pod Master (AM-48-081) - GAU-8 Avenger gun tip and Pitot Tube Quickboost (QB 48 173) - A-10A Thunderbolt II Correct Fan Blades ResKit (RS48-0192) - AGM-65 Maverick missile with LAU-117 Painting was done with Gunze lacquers, the main colors are Dark Ghost Gray (C307) and Light Ghost Gray (C308). The aircraft was finished with a coat of mat varnish. Build photos here: https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjA7r2u
  3. Hello everyone. I am happy to present my finished model of A-10A as flown in Operation Iraqi Freedom back in 2003 by Captain Kim Campbell. On 7/4/2003 this specific aircraft was badly hit by A/A over Bagdad, however Cpt Campbell managed to bring the aircraft back and land safely!!! The model is the Academy 1/72 kit and no aftermarket products were used. It is painted in Humbrol colours Hu127 and Hu128 and received a mat finish with GUNZE acrylic matt coat. I managed to do a few improvements to the cockpit, the landing gear and added some antennas, sensors, etc. The overall impression of the kit is that it has very nice detail in panel lines, rivets, etc, but the fit is just horrible! There was no part that went together with another without the use of putty and sandpaper! The decals went on nicely even thought they are thick. However the sharkmouth decal was not used on the aircraft's nose. Instead it was painted. I understand that the weapon load is non realistic (someone told me that the plane can not take off like this) but when I was putting it together I didn't know that. Well, it could be a display plane in an Air Force Open Day! In any case, these is the complete model that I hope you like! Thank you very much for your time. Take care everyone and keep modelling!!!
  4. Joining you with this kit. Which has remained in my stash since it came out in 1997. Two finish options - both Europe Lizard. I've not decided which as yet.
  5. Finished this today - the HobbyBoss A-10 with Authentic Decals aftermarket transfers and Eduard bombs and missiles. I'm visiting a friend in England tomorrow and her son James asked me specifically for a model of this type of aircraft - he requested 'wheels-up' so he can hang it from his ceiling, which required a bit of modification but the kit gear doors fortunately fitted very well. I added an Airfix pilot from the Vampire. I got the transfers because the kit transfers looked a bit ropey and didn't include a sharkmouth(!) and was a bit dismayed to find the kit didn't include any external stores either which meant I promptly spent twice what I had paid for the kit on Eduard resin bombs (Mk.82, Mk.83, Paveway II and HoBoS, if I recall correctly). I'm not sure if the aircraft would have carried all these stores at the same time but the model is for a 14-year old so I reasoned moar dakka. Thanks to Jamie at Sovereign Hobbies for sorting me out the colours (ACUS03 Light Ghost Gray and ACUS40 Dark Ghost Gray) - the kit instructions show a much greater contrast between the two greys (grays) but this is for clarity, the real colours are pretty hard to tell apart - not quite as hard as my photos indicate but that is my fault. Anyway it's my first completion of the year, here it is: Cheers, Stew
  6. Old school photos are mine; More modern photos from Graham James
  7. Im in with a Lizard A10A from Tamiya in 1/48. This is an old kit, with raised panel lines and unrealistic armament - I will look for references, raid the spares and other kits for appropriate weaponry... As you can see, I bought this 'partially started' from Evil Bay - can I ask Mods for the to confirm its wellunder the 25% mark - I will need to start again anyways.. I have some aftermarket decals from XtraDecals to build an A10A based out of RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge - these were always seen around East Anglia growing up in the early 80's in their cool lizard scheme. I often went to Bentwaters as a youngster before joining the Army in 1985, as my dad had a friend serving in the USAFE based there so loads of memories.... Funny thing, 21 years later A10C's saved my and some colleagues bottoms a few times in Helmand (along with GR7/9s !) and they are still going strong - formidable weapon with that great sound when it fires over you.....Brrrrrrp..... Brrrrrt.... More Brrrrt... Low level fun from the titanium bathtub!
  8. Hi guys, as you can see in the title I will do the 1/32 Hasegawa P-47D Thunderbolt II. It will be build most out of the box. Pictures of the box content will follow later. cheers,
  9. Hi everyone! I finished this one a while ago, but have not yet presented it to the Britmodeller readership. It's the Revell (Italeri rebox) A-10A, that was built under a strong influence of 'A-10s over Kosovo' book. While A-10 is in my top 3 US aircraft list, it is said to see so many A-10 models built with totaly unrealistic loadouts. In this case, I replicated the warload as it was on that fateful day, including the empty Maverick rail. For more photos and full story (I bet you are wandering what's with the green engine pod), click on the below photo. Thanks for watching!
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