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1/48 A-6A Intruder, VA-75 'Sunday Punchers,' Tonkin Gulf, 1965.


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Hello all,

 

Here is my recently completed 1/48 Hobbyboss A-6A Intruder, in the markings of VA-75 'Sunday Punchers' from the USS Independence on station in the Tonkin Gulf in 1965. A nice enough kit that needed some corrections, the build thread can be seen here

 

Extras used included Hypersonic resin GRU-5 ejection seats, Eduard cockpit etch, New Ware masks and Furball decals. Paints are a mixture of MRP and Tamiya. Weathering done with Flory Models panel wash and a selection of Abteilung oils.

 

I've always liked the ruggedness of the A-6 and I'm happy with how my first kit has turned out.

 

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The modifications required for those interested:

 

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Thanks for looking and take care

 

Dave

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The A-6 is one of my all time favourite cold war jets, and you have done an absolutely splendid job on this one. Just fabulous. The finish and details are superb. I like everything about it, and just look at that load out - typical of a heaving hitting A-6. Want!

 

Well done!

 

Terry

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Great job on this!  I need to get a version of the A-6 into my collection (or at least make it into my stash) and think the Hobby Boss version might be in my future.  What you have done here is take it to a whole new level and the paint job is superb!

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Great portrayal of the 'Iron Tadpole'.........right out of 'Flight of the Intruder'.

 

I have a couple of Hobbyboss A-6s in the stash so I will read your build thread with interest.

 

Well Done, Sir ! 

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