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A-1E Skyraider, `War Monger`, 1st Air Commando Squadron, Pleiku AB


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Hi Russ,

 

sure I enjoy very very much! I always appreciate the „original „ scenery. Really amazing. 
Thx for sharing! 
best regards 

Andy 

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Another very impressive build Russ. Always a pleasure to see one of your posts. Very interesting looking aircraft. Beautifully finished as always. :worthy:

Kind regards, 

Stix

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Beauty. Nice and dirty as God intended Skyraiders to be. A lot of modellers neglect the bottom of the aircraft but from what I can see it looks like you've dirtied it up as well

 

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My friend and instructor Buzz Polistock -combat veteran Skyraiders Vietnam—would be very happy with this masterpiece.  Russ please can we talk you into doing an instructional video with your techniques and processes? 

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I really enjoy seeing your builds Russ. This ones a real winner. The extra work you've done to improve the kit has paid dividends and the method of display is just perfect.:worthy:

Cheers

Pete

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Truly incredible model and display! I'm curious, is that a centerline fuel tank or does tank serve another function. I've never seen a centerline tank like that in photos of Skyraiders. I'm open to education.

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Wow, that is most impressive.  Excellent modelling, great finish, superb weathering and looks fantastic photographed against the scene and background - well done Sir!

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44 minutes ago, SAT69 said:

Truly incredible model and display! I'm curious, is that a centerline fuel tank or does tank serve another function. I've never seen a centerline tank like that in photos of Skyraiders. I'm open to education.

Hi SAT, in two books that I have; Larry Davis`s: 56th Fighter Squadron and Wayne Mutza`s: Vietnam Spads Last War there are quite a few photo`s of A-1E`s with the Navy style Centreline Tank and in the latter book some are still painted Blue.

Cheers Russ

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36 minutes ago, CaracalModels said:

Very nice! I really like the weathering. Thanks for sharing - I think the A-1E was the best looking Spad model ever; and I always enjoy seeing models of it.

Cheers, thanks for making the decals 🙂

Russ

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3 hours ago, fubar57 said:

Beauty. Nice and dirty as God intended Skyraiders to be. A lot of modellers neglect the bottom of the aircraft but from what I can see it looks like you've dirtied it up as well

 

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Yeah, it`s nice and dirty under there

Cheers Russ

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That is absolutely beautiful, I always used to love the look of this in the Matchbox catalogue as a youngster. A fine piece of conversion work to get this beauty from the Matchbox offering.

 

Eng

 

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That looks great, Sir.

 

Very impressive.

 

You have put together a fascinating collection of aviation during the Indo-China wars.

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Nice, Russ.  I did the same markings some years ago, I think the name is most appropriate to the Skyraider.

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Another superb model for the collection Russ - hairy stick finish as usual?

 

The little diorama setting really adds life to the model - do you do figures at all?

 

Always a pleasure seeing your 'Nam builds mate, top work.

 

Phil

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