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1/72 Fairchild A-10A Warthog


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Hello all,

 

Here's my just finished 1/72 A-10A, done as an early 1980's one from Myrtle Beach AFB in South Carolina. I used the Revell rebox of the Italeri kit, which I got for my birthday last year from a friend. I added an Aires cockpit set, some Quickboost intakes and a pair of Brassin TER's. The camo was done freehand with MRP, and the markings came from a Wolfpak sheet and some kit stencils.

 

The kit is not perfect by any means, but in the end it looks like an A-10.

 

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Thanks for looking!

 

Pete

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Fabulous!  That's exactly how I remember the camo Hogs at Bentwaters too. Lovely finish and subtle weathering.

 

Mark

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Wow! It looks like a real Hog!

 

Superb build and exquisitive weathering. It looks much bigger than 1:72nd and I guess it's partly due to your fine-tuned handling of the panel joints – just hinted, and not filled in with dead black.

 

Impressive work!

 

Kind regards,

 

Joachim

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That's a very fine A-10 & I hope that I'll get mine done as good as yours.

I've also built this Italeri kit & personally can't see what's wrong with it, as opposed to the Academy 1/72 kit which I found a real pain in the butt to build.

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Fantastic job.  They were always flying low down out over the water at Myrtle Beach.  For me as a kid they were great days out with a rod and a bucket of bloodworms fishing for hours on the piers with those guys flying around all day. 

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Superb finish and painting just how l remember the ones l used  to see at airshows.

 

Regards

Robert

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Top job on this A-10!

I will join my voice to the many to congratulate you on the build and paint job!

 

JR

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On 3/31/2022 at 11:11 AM, Bertie Psmith said:

I notice that you don't follow this

Correct. I don't use the following feature.

 

and wonder whether you read the replies?

I do, and they are much appreciated. :)

 

Nice model.

Thanks!

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Looks great. It's my favorite jet. They are absolutely sick to watch maneuver at air shows. Mind blowing to see it turn around inside the width of the airstrip. I thought the wings were gonna break off. They were built 3 miles from were I grew up and a coworker of mine was a Fairchild field service engineer and has lots of cool stories about the plane. Love that plane and love your portrayal of it. Well done you! 

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Very nice! just loved the Europe 1 cammo scheme and it's such a unique and great looking aircraft. Was lucky to see some a few weeks back as I headed to Vegas and Nellis to catch a week of Red Flag action.

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