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PostSubject: Tamiya 1/48 A-1H Skyraider - Finished.   Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:02 am

Starting this one today, not sure if it goes in this section.

Prototype first flew March 18 1945.


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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya 1/48 A-1H Skyraider - Finished.   Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:27 am

This is where it goes Phil yup. I have had this kit in the stash for plenty years now and I so want to start it but I started the horrible Italeri one (so long ago I even forgot to add it in my list of WIP's!!) and I must finish that first before i'm allowed to start this one so I'll be building with you in spirit.

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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya 1/48 A-1H Skyraider - Finished.   Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:35 pm

finished the pit and the Dump Truck driver, couldn't get any am for it so a straight oob build.

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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya 1/48 A-1H Skyraider - Finished.   Sun Aug 03, 2014 4:10 pm

last look before it gets swallowed up

unfortunately two decals got ripped off with blu tac balls when i tried to keep the dials shiny after the future treatment, so just flatcoated the lot













Now I know why one of the nic-names was the flying dump truck! This is a big kit!

Silver base on, a few bits to do then onto the main paint scheme.



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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya 1/48 A-1H Skyraider - Finished.   Sat Aug 16, 2014 5:11 pm

Where I'm at, all paint Tamiya rattlecans.



initial exhaust staining









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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya 1/48 A-1H Skyraider - Finished.   Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:12 pm

Very cool Phil, coming along just SCHWEEEET!

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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya 1/48 A-1H Skyraider - Finished.   Mon Aug 25, 2014 3:54 pm

Finished the decals tonight the Future over the last decals is still drying as the pics were taken.

These would have to be the worst Tamiya decals I have used, unlike the usual thick stable Tamiya offerings, these were super thin, resulting in mass breaks with just about every decal.

They still had Tamiya 1998 on the sheet, who knows who's they were though.

Also the decals reacted strange with my usual Future over the decals, it was like they had a water proof coating on them which made uncovered spots form over the decal

With the frustration of trying to lay these down I made a few mistakes, and when they grabbed no method worked to loosen them up to reposition, if I did get one free, it resulted in more splits and breaks with them, so best left alone.













A little more paint detailing in a few spots then the flatcoat goes on, then some weathering will happen.

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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya 1/48 A-1H Skyraider - Finished.   Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:07 pm

I can't make out any decal breakages so your application is outstanding.

At the risk of talking out of my a**, your decal troubles intrigue me.  It's mid-summer here in the northeast U.S.  Not the hottest summer and not the most humid.  And I have been having decal problems myself.

My gloss coat (lacquer) would not "gloss," my Cutting Edge decals worked either 100% perfectly or stuck or broke or folded under, some flattened out with MicroSol and others said "No, I'll stay full of air and appear bubbly."

So maybe depending on your weather down there, these darn older decals act well or finicky depending on weather conditions.  I'm gonna try keeping the air conditioner on before, during, and after decaling and airbrushing.

Keep at it, your plane's looking great. Exclamation


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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya 1/48 A-1H Skyraider - Finished.   Tue Aug 26, 2014 4:08 pm

Thanks Ken, it's called selective photography !!

no really, I do work harder when I get breaks, which is prety rare though.

I'm damned if I know what was wrong with this decal set, I have decaled in any weather situation, summer the air con is on cause it's so damned hot and humid, Tecmod I tried once and they broke due to their thinness, tonight I did decals on my JV44 bird, same weather, Cartograf made in Italy - as always with them - beautiful to work with, no probs at all.

Also these Tamiya ones wrinkled with the top Future coat on, they were perfectly flat and conformed into the panel lines the next morning though.

It's on hold at the moment, crap rain so no chance for using flatcoat until the sun decides to appear once again.

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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya 1/48 A-1H Skyraider - Finished.   Wed Aug 27, 2014 1:07 pm

Ooh, one of my fave kites!! (CAS)

Looking really good!

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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya 1/48 A-1H Skyraider - Finished.   Sat Sep 06, 2014 6:04 pm

Thanks Snowy,

Here's where the Raider is at, ordinance next up












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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya 1/48 A-1H Skyraider - Finished.   Mon Sep 08, 2014 1:29 pm

This kite was the predecesor to the A-10!!

It set the standard for the number hardpoints, especially for a "prop job"!! Shocked

For the CAS role there is only one way, "low 'n slow" and the kite needs to rugged as hell!

I'm looking for to seeing her fully "tooled up" for the job! cyclops

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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya 1/48 A-1H Skyraider - Finished.   Thu Sep 11, 2014 12:23 am

All done.













































Built OOB with added Blu 27 Napalm bombs, added a clear tail ID light, discarded Tamiya's poly prop holder and made my own for that frely rotating prop.

Great kit, you need AM decals though, leave flaps, gun barrels and tail aerial off until last

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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya 1/48 A-1H Skyraider - Finished.   Thu Sep 11, 2014 1:13 am

OOB? pale

That's fabulous!

I'm stuck in WWII, but class work like that I can fully appreciate and be jealous of.

VERY well done!


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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya 1/48 A-1H Skyraider - Finished.   Sat Sep 13, 2014 6:11 pm

Bub, you bring tears to an ol' "bom roller's" eyes!!

Now that is a kite of note!!

Fantastic!! What a Face

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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya 1/48 A-1H Skyraider - Finished.   Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:26 am

WOW Phil, top notch as always bud - damn that is a fine model indeed.

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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya 1/48 A-1H Skyraider - Finished.   Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:23 pm

Thanks Guys

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