USAF Sandy A-1H


In the midst of everything else I've been working on, progress has been made on the duo of AD skyraider models I am building for my upcoming book covering the AD Skyraider.   Lately I have been focusing most of my energy on the USAF "Sandy" A-1H model, pushing it to painting stage.  Here she is poised for a few glamour shots before the painting starts.  As of this writing, the lower surfaces are already light grey, and the tan will go on this weekend, followed by the two greens to complete the SEA (South East Asia) scheme. 

The model is the Tamyia kit, in 1/48 scale with a few additions to bring it up to USAF specs.  I used an Eduard PE instrument panel and added a Yankee extraction seat, along with a scratch-built rocket motor behind the pilots head rest.  The wheels are leftover KMC items from their old Monogram update set, but look really nice.  The weapons are a mix of kit items, KMC (now available via True Details), and some scratch-built AN M47 WP bombs. All the stores are pinned with brass rod so they can be removed, but also will stay attached on the finished model.  Sway braces were added to each pylon as a finishing touch. 

I'm really looking forward to getting this bird finished, as it is going to be one mean looking machine! 




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