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    Post  Guest on Sat May 03, 2014 9:07 pm

    Finally finished, Tamiya 1/48th A-1J Skyraider, mostly out of box build except seat and whip antenna.


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    Post  Cyril. on Sat May 03, 2014 10:04 pm

    Sabieh Joseph, well done. Very Happy 

    Was it void of National Insigna ?
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    Post  Guest on Sat May 03, 2014 10:09 pm

    Cyril. wrote:Sabieh Joseph, well done. Very Happy 

    Was it void of National Insigna ?

    Thanks Cyril, yes no national insignia.
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    Post  Noel Petroni on Sat May 03, 2014 11:52 pm

    Nice! Neat job.... would love to finish my planes like that!

    Question: what do you use to mask? Blue Tack?
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    Post  skyhigh on Sun May 04, 2014 8:55 am

    Beautiful ..saw it at the club ...looks real.... cheers 
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    Post  Tancred on Sun May 04, 2014 9:29 am


    Prosit Joe, what a finish!  Cool 


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    Post  bcauchi on Sun May 04, 2014 10:29 am

    Exceptional work as always Joe, well done, really beautifully executed. the subject is also one of my favourite from the Vietnam era and the camo is lovely. Well done mate!!!
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    Post  Ray on Sun May 04, 2014 10:38 am

    Out of Bounds as always JF  cheers cheers cheers 
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    Post  Guest on Sun May 04, 2014 6:46 pm

    Noel Petroni wrote:Nice! Neat job.... would love to finish my planes like that!

    Question: what do you use to mask?  Blue Tack?


    Thanks Noel, the camo was applied free hand, no masking.
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    Post  Guest on Sun May 04, 2014 6:48 pm

    Ray,Macro, and Tancred thanks for your comments.
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    Post  Guest on Sun May 04, 2014 6:49 pm

    bcauchi wrote:Exceptional work as always Joe, well done, really beautifully executed.  the subject is also one of my favourite from the Vietnam era and the camo is lovely.  Well done mate!!!

    Thanks Brian, glad you like it.
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    Post  Guest on Sun May 04, 2014 6:58 pm

    A question was raised on facebook by some italians on what color the flap part that is exposed when the flap is lowered should be.  One argued that on the model is wrongly painted  and that it should be white because he always saw it white and other one cautiously advised him that there where indications that the flap panel was camo as the rest of the flap.  I did come across photographic evidence to suggest that it followed the camo pattern and was not white.  Whilst not a 100% confirmation because it is not the same aircraft, it is very highly indicative. Do you see any white on the top part of the flaps? This does not mean that my model is 100% accurate but I try to do my best. As much as one think or believes he knows everything, the reality is there is always something new to be learned!

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    Post  bcauchi on Sun May 04, 2014 8:48 pm

    Don't see any white Joe, might have been white on some examples if they were overpainted with camo colour over a white plane and the flaps were kept in the up position. might have been light grey. If they were navy versions and then painted in the camo colour then they would have been light grey which could wrongly be mistaken for white especially in b & w photos. i think u did it right.
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    Post  Aldo on Wed May 07, 2014 9:01 am

    Fantastic model Joe! Another masterpiece in your extensive collection.

    Well done siehbi - excellent work as always.
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    Post  David on Wed May 07, 2014 5:52 pm

    Prosit Joe

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    Post  Guest on Wed May 07, 2014 10:57 pm

    bcauchi wrote:Don't see any white Joe, might have been white on some examples if they were overpainted with camo colour over a white plane and the flaps were kept in the up position.  might have been light grey. If they were navy versions and then painted in the camo colour then they would have been light grey which could wrongly be mistaken for white especially in b & w photos. i think u did it right.

    Thanks for your input. If it was navy no problem cause it would have been easier and pretty straightforward.  TT-778 had a white cowling and light grey underside sometime before repainting the underside black and cowling green, infact the pylons remain in the light color after repainting. Up till now all the evidence point to continuous camo on the flaps of USAF A-1 in SEA scheme
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    Post  Guest on Wed May 07, 2014 11:26 pm

    David wrote:Prosit Joe

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    Thank for Your help David. The A-1 seems to be the one on display at the Vietnam war museum in Hanoi, but the colours ain't right
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    Post  Guest on Wed May 07, 2014 11:27 pm

    Aldo wrote:Fantastic model Joe!  Another masterpiece in your extensive collection.

    Well done siehbi - excellent work as always.

    Thanks Aldo.
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    Post  in nannu pec on Thu May 08, 2014 8:51 am

    stunning model Guz as always...prosit...
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    Post  Magal on Sat May 10, 2014 5:20 pm

    Prosit Joe, as always the finish on your models stands them apart. I believe your choice of colour of the flap to be correct.
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    Post  Carius on Wed Sep 03, 2014 1:56 am

    WOW that is fantastic, you have done a superb job.

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