Skyraider model in 1/72 scale
|The Skyraider was THE close support
workhorse of the USAF and the US Navy. It was developed after the second
world war and proved to be a very good and strong design.
|The model is very basic but is all
right. Accuracy is OK and surprisingly for such an old model.
Building it "straight" out the box is very well possible as done here, adding only some undercarriage brake lines and antenna wires.
|The markings and colour scheme was
the biggest challenge. The book Skyraider in the Warpaint series no. 18
gave inspiration to try to model this VA-35 version..
|The kit was
sprayed with a Badger model 150 airbrush. I first overcoated the model
with light grey primer. Then the wings and tailfin were sprayed mat white,
followed by several coats of yellow on designated areas.
Next the orange FS12197 areas with white basic coat were masked and sprayed.
Finally, the FS36081 grey areas were
masked and sprayed.
|The glazed cockpit area was painted
with light blue Tamiya transparant paint, giving an additional touch to
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Created November 27, 2000
Updated October 2013