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Offline Kerick

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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #50 on: October 07, 2020, 03:58:31 AM »
Wish I had thought of that but I’m beyond that point now. I’ll have to cut doors for everything.
I wonder if I can get away with fuel tanks under the wings? Weapons will all be above the wings.

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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #51 on: October 09, 2020, 11:30:10 AM »
Located a spare Navy style AAR probe in another kit. This will look good. I added winglets to the wing tips for ECM pods and a Sidewinder or two. Working on the wing floats too. Nose gear doors will be made from the piece I cut out to open the gear bay. Main gear doors will have to be cut new from sheet plastic.

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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #52 on: October 24, 2020, 01:43:37 PM »
Here are some pics showing the latest progress.
The winglets were cut from the fuselage left over from another A-10 kit.









The wing floats are from 1/48th minigun pods, parts of the Skyhawk's tail and Aves epoxie putty.



I'm really going to have to choose a paint scheme soon!

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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #53 on: October 24, 2020, 05:32:00 PM »
Winglets: Tricky! And they look very good! 8)
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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #54 on: November 18, 2020, 06:20:19 AM »
I’ve been agonizing over a paint scheme for this build and it finally came to me. How about a Russian/Soviet scheme with lots of red stars? Story could be its working with the eckronoplanes in the Black Sea and Caspian Sea areas. I have a MiG 21 decal sheet that should work well and an SU-22 that might provide some missiles. I’ll have to look into the actual colors used by the Soviet/Russian navy or just wing it.

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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #55 on: November 19, 2020, 01:25:43 AM »
There might be some ideas for schemes here.  That said, the YAK-38 Blue/Green would look good:

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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #56 on: November 19, 2020, 08:00:31 AM »
The blue might be interesting but that green, I don’t know.....
Although, I see I will have to paint the wheels green.

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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #57 on: November 19, 2020, 10:57:48 AM »
...The winglets were cut from the fuselage left over from another A-10 kit...

Clever! And very effective  :smiley:
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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #58 on: May 14, 2021, 02:26:31 PM »
Well a little mojo has returned to this project! I attached some fiddly bits and cockpit stuff. I made an IRST for in front of the cockpit instead of the Pave Penny pod. I managed to loose the Maverick missile rails so I'm waiting for a new Hasegawa weapons set to arrive to steal some from. I'll post some pics when there is a little more to show.

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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #59 on: August 04, 2021, 10:33:36 AM »
Here's a couple of pics of the latest progress, such as it is.





I stole/liberated an air to air refueling probe from an F-5 kit that wasn't going to need it. I'm going to have to get serious about painting now.
Probably use a paint scheme similar to present day USMC Harriers with I believe gunship gray topside with a light gray underside.

« Last Edit: August 04, 2021, 10:35:51 AM by Kerick »

Offline apophenia

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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #60 on: August 04, 2021, 11:40:29 AM »
That came out really well  :smiley:

...Probably use a paint scheme similar to present day USMC Harriers ...

Although, somehow, this A-10 has taken on a serious Beriev vibe  ;D
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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #61 on: August 04, 2021, 03:29:21 PM »
 :smiley:

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #62 on: August 04, 2021, 05:59:44 PM »
It's taking its own sweet time but I like how this beastie is coming along! :smiley:
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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #63 on: August 08, 2021, 07:56:25 AM »
Still looking fantastic.

Offline Kerick

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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #64 on: August 09, 2021, 11:13:07 AM »
I ordered some USMC Harrier decals so that will nail down the paint scheme. Finally! So now I will just have to apply the paint!

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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #65 on: August 10, 2021, 12:31:51 AM »
fantastic! I had my doubts when I read the thread title, but you've really stuck the landing on this one!