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1/48 OA-10A Thunderbolt II callsign Sandy


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The fuselage sides have a slight line up problem, probably why Eduard made these hatches to cover them..
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Drilled some holes and covered them with mesh..
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slimelights on the side are present but labelled 150 iso 17..
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Eduard made two similar slimelights, but that's wrong. Crossdelta is shaped differently, so..
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out with the side cutters..
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still stuff missing..
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slimelights, antenna base, missing exhaust (not one boxing has them strangely enough), antenna, covert lights and another base for a nav light..
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After a month of inactivity due to everything else needed to be done.. some progress.

The Italeri exhausts weathered..

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The fan installed and some masking started with some kabuki tape..

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fixed the Italeri exhausts..

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not a perfect fit for Sierra Hotel Models intakes..

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to have a little more flesh to sand things smooth later..

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just a little filler required..

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Thanks! I do not get a lot of response on this build, so it's more than welcome.

The Pave Penny, Penny, Penny according HB, Revell and Italeri.

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HB is too short and skinny..

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after a lot of sanding..

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Outboard pylons according HB (top) and with some more detail, including the base for the refuelling light..

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color of a home made mix of Gunze clear..

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canopy sides tinted (HB is left, right is a test piece)..

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ALQ-131 according HB (top) and according Hasegawa Weapon set B..

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have been lurking but should really have chipped in. keep going mate this is a real eyeopener.

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Thanks for all the support gentlemen! Good to see you.. ;)

Engraved missing lines on the resin intakes..

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something of a hinge?

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reinforcement plates or part of the hinges?

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primed and before they go on..

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making sure everything will be glued at the right angles..

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vertical stabs and my homemade jig so I can work easily on the underside..

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I wanted to protect the canopy with an extra layer of Future, in stead it all melted off.. nothing damaged, something learned..

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On the ground the slats were up. Remember both HB and Eduard didn't have the right idea about this, so I made some improvements..

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nice see through, I think this is much better..

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from below, the fence wraps around the leading edge..

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with flap track rails..

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after some Mr.Surfacer 1200..

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With some old rockets I made the FMU-113 detonators..

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Mk.82 with FMU-113 airburst, something like it at least..

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once again..

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AIM-9M Brassin style..

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nosegear at about 90 degrees, whilst about 80 is more correct..

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HB original..

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and after..

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Eduard doors..

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stripped the main gear, left has been milled?..

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turned into something like this..

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rain/gun gas residue removal vents just in front of the windshield..

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made a different and correct panelline, the forward part of the canopy hinges forward at this line..

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almost ready for Mr.Color, but first some more primer..

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This is truly one of the best 'in progress' builds I have ever read on this (or any other) site. The phrases "attention to detail", "incredible workmanship" and "museum quality" can all be overused in this hobby - but in reference to this project, I believe those phrases and so many more similar, cannot be used enough.

Simply inspiring.

Ian

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Got the dust off this A-10 and continued some more. The windshield is a bit too narrow for the hull, but with just a little pressure this will fit and it was glued together with Tamiya's Extra Thin Cement for a good joint.

Everything is primed and in theory ready for a color coat of Mr.Color 307 and 308.

Italeri nose as testpiece for the refuel boom dents..

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the 4th try.. windshield sides tinted on bare plastic worked for me, albeit slightly too yellow.. (this will not work once the canopy has been in Future btw)

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windshield primed..

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