Skyraider model in 1/72 scale
|also look at USN A-1H Skyraider
After having a US Navy Skyraider [on page 1] in the model collection, another Monogram/Revell kit no was purchased to make a USAF A-1E Skyraider.
-1- A-1E of USAF 4407 CCTS, 1 SOW
at Hurlburt Florida, 1966 with a camouflage scheme
Again, the model is very basic but
is all right. Accuracy is OK and surprisingly for such an old model.
After filling and sanding, the model got a base coat of light grey with the airbrush. It was decided to pick a scheme as in the kit, for the USAF A-1E of the 4407 CCTS, 1 SOW at Hurlburt Florida, 1966 with a camouflage scheme in typical Vietnam/ USAF style of the sixties and seventies.
The colours airbrushed next were:
The upper camouflage as not masked, only the lower grey surfaces. The rest was sprayed free hand with the very good Harder Steinbeck airbrush. Do not forget the underwing stores and pylons.
A gloss undercoat was applied using
Gunze Sangyo clear H30 before appyling the decals, to prevent "silvering".
Finally the pitot tube and wire antenna
from fishing wire as added as well as the anti-collision lights painted.
The model than got a semi-matt varnish, using
with 5% mix of Tamiya X-21 flat base matting agent.
NOTE: antenna wire not yet fitted
Another Skyraider in the 1/72 collection. But, on the stack is another one! A Hasegawa kit, look at the
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