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Hi folks,

 

This is the Hobbyboss A-6a in the markings of Marine Sqn, VMA (AW) 224. I must say there is a lot of bang for the buck in this kit and it's quite a large aircraft. I really enjoyed the build. Sprayed with MRP, it has a realistic load of Rockeyes. Due to weight restrictions this was the amount it could lift off the deck of the deck of USS Coral Sea.

 

Some filler was used around the nose and the exhausts.

 

Hobbyboss A-6e Intruder

 

Hobbyboss A-6e Intruder

 

Hobbyboss A-6e Intruder

 

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Absolutely stunning.

 

regards, adey

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Yes, that's how an Intruder should look - extremly well done, everything looks just about perfect !!!

Lothar

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Excellent build. The cockpit is outstanding!

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Outstanding work! :clap2:

 

Very nice job on the weathering.

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4 hours ago, James G said:

Fantastic build, thanks for sharing. It's 1/32 I assume?

Thanks. It's 1/48. I believe Trumpeter (or was it Hobbyboss)  also did it in 1/32 and this is the scaled down version 

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Wonderful, had the choice between this model and the Kinetic offering, wish I’d gone hobbyboss as the Kinetic model is fighting me all the way and the instructions are the worst I ever seen, vague is an understatement! 
Your model is something to aspire to!

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1 hour ago, Farmerboy said:

Wonderful, had the choice between this model and the Kinetic offering, wish I’d gone hobbyboss as the Kinetic model is fighting me all the way and the instructions are the worst I ever seen, vague is an understatement! 
Your model is something to aspire to!

Thanks Farmerboy. All the best with yours!

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Lovely big beasty! :clap:

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Stunning work, that's an amazing Intruder! Great attention to detail. Very impressive.

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Fantastic Intruder, looks very purposeful with that load-out.  I am just putting the finishing touches to a 72 scale version.

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4 hours ago, Gary Brantley said:

Super Intruder!   That's very striking and an example of superb scale modeling; so well done! :worthy:

 

 :)...from one Intruder number 501 to another:

 

https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235057026-revell-148-grumman-a6-e-tram-intruder-vm-85-libya-raider/

 

 

Thank you and yours is lovely too!

8 hours ago, RMCS said:

Fantastic 

Thanks Spreckers!

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A great model of a Intruder, like the weathering job much, but what is not so my taste, is the nose, i dont know why maybe it is still too clean in compare to the rest of the aircraft.

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7 hours ago, Harry Callahan said:

A great model of a Intruder, like the weathering job much, but what is not so my taste, is the nose, i dont know why maybe it is still too clean in compare to the rest of the aircraft.

I know what you mean. Perhaps some fading or some dirt to break up the colour.

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1 hour ago, 85sqn said:

I know what you mean. Perhaps some fading or some dirt to break up the colour.

No need to obsess over it!  All it needs is a couple of greasy handprints from folks on the flightdeck.  There's nothing like cleaning/ waxing/ polishing something to a perfect finish only to look at it 5 minutes later to see a todler's handprint/ dog's paw print/ bird dropping right in the middle of it! 🙂

 

Lovely model of a legendary Cold War jet from a historic cruise!   

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