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russ c

Cessna A-37 Dragonfly, Bien Hoa AB, South Vietnam

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Hi Everyone,

 Here`s some pic`s of my latest attempt at Trumpy`s 1/48 Dragonfly

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Finished to represent an aircraft of the 604th Air Commando Squadron, 3rd Tactical Fighter Wing......

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based at Bien Hoa AB, South Vietnam, 1967-68

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Completed in a short lived experimental camouflage scheme which I`d seen profiles of here and there and which caught my eye.....

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.... but of which I had my doubts until I picked up a book: `Vietnam Warbirds in Action` by Dana Bell which had a photo of one dated 1967.

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After much`Googling` I also found a photo of one in a similar scheme at an Airplane Museum in Thailand, so thought I`d give it a go.

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Apart from decals and aerials it`s made from the box contents.

Hope you enjoy, thanks for looking,

Cheers Russ

 

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Great job on the Dragonfly there Russ. I like the unusual camo scheme and subtle weathering. :goodjob:

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What a splendid scheme! I always think that pastel colors are somewhat out of place on a machine totting a lot of lethal hardware, but it still is a pleasure to behold.

And your build is faultless, as usual!

 

Congrats

JR

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Hello Russ,

Did'nt know about that camo !

Very well done, another interesting Viet Nam building !

Congratulations !

The whole collection must be pretty impressive !

Sincerely.

Corsaircorp

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Beautiful job on the A-37! I've seen a lot of unusual Vietnam War schemes, but that's one I haven't seen before. Do you know if it was used on other aircraft?

 

Regards,

 

Jason

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Interesting scheme, and one I'd not seen before. You should make a model of it Russ, 'cos those photos are of the real thing, right? :clap2:

 

Cheers

 

John

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23 minutes ago, Learstang said:

Beautiful job on the A-37! I've seen a lot of unusual Vietnam War schemes, but that's one I haven't seen before. Do you know if it was used on other aircraft?

 

Regards,

 

Jason

Thanks Jason, the only one very similar, I`ve seen, was on the YO-3A, YoYo powered glider/recce` quiet aircraft.

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Very nice build - love this bird and its camo

 

Cheers,

Michael

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Hello,Russ - Another beautiful build and portrayal.Your chosen scheme makes for a wellcomingly different and resplendent tribute to this charismatic aircraft.

😉👍 All the very best,Paul.

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Russ,another great Dragonfly with an unusual camo!I guess it would have been difficult for the commies to spot it against the sky before getting the full load from it.Nice second build!

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Ooh aaahh!

 

Wow 

 

Really like that one Russ

 

with their low profile and all that ordinance and tanks they really make an interesting subject

 

Very interesting and effective scheme too!

 

Top stuff indeed

 

Cheers

 

bruce

 

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Hello Russ,

Excellent representation of this aircraft that had such a long career.

Regards, Orion / The Netherlands.

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A beautiful model.  You've achieved a really fantastic 'sun-bleached' look on the weathering. A nice scheme too.

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Hi Russ. That is another beautiful build and finish. I too like the camouflage - it makes a wonderfully interesting change. Lovely weathering too. Very well done! :worthy::worthy:

Kind regards,

Stix

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Very nice indeed Russ. I really like seeing your Indochina/Vietnam builds.

 

The Dragonfly is a personal favourite. One day I hope to do justice to an old Hasegawa 1/72 I have, with an SBS cockpit upgrade.

 

I'd never seen this camouflage before; a nice unusual addition to the shelf (some serious ordnance on this one :o!)

 

:goodjob: 

 

Best regards

TonyT

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Hi Russ!

Have always liked the Dragonfly and your build looks indeed unusual. Have never seen a Vietnam A-37 in that scheme and if you hadn´t explained, would have thought of a problem with the camera.

Cheers,

                 Mario

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Really interesting scheme, nicely done

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