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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Douglas skyraider
« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2019, 06:05:06 AM »
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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Douglas skyraider
« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2019, 03:27:48 AM »
Well got a bit more done on this.




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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Douglas skyraider
« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2019, 06:15:46 AM »
Reminds me of cousin building Monogram 1/48 Skyraider back in '60s.
Doing super job on details, panel lines etc.  Specially like treatment of exhaust pipe tips and soot on fuselage.  :smiley:

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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Douglas skyraider
« Reply #18 on: March 06, 2019, 03:52:22 AM »
 Hi all another bit done.



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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Douglas skyraider
« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2019, 08:12:38 AM »
kerick:
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That area in one of the photos between the landing gear on the underside of the wing looks like it came from an armor kit!


Wikipedia provides a quick explanation of that armour feature on the underside of the Skyraider - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_A-1_Skyraider
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To allow low-level operations to continue without unacceptable losses, a package of additional armor was fitted, consisting of 0.250.5 inches (6.412.7 mm) thick external aluminum armor plates fitted to the underside and sides of the aircraft's fuselage. The armor package weighed a total of 618 pounds (280 kg) and had little effect on performance or handling.
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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Douglas skyraider
« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2019, 04:01:16 AM »
Hi all well it's done, another stalled build finished, never been good at planes but quite pleased with this, yes lots could be better and I really should do more research on a subject I know so little about.

Well I suppose I can only get better with any I do next (As it happens I've got a flying fortress calling me, I'm thinking of doing it as a cutaway)








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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Douglas skyraider
« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2019, 04:02:55 AM »
That sure finished up a treat!

You should build more planes.

More planes is always good.

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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Douglas skyraider
« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2019, 09:18:48 AM »
Nice job! :smiley:

Practice makes perfect, they* say, therefore the more aircraft you build the better you'll get at them! ???




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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Douglas skyraider
« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2019, 11:45:03 AM »
That 5.0"/127mm HVAR load is intimidating.  Nice work!
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Offline finsrin

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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Douglas skyraider
« Reply #24 on: March 13, 2019, 02:33:27 PM »
Congrats on conquering landing gear doors.
Captured the "used" look fine.  :smiley:

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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Douglas skyraider
« Reply #25 on: March 14, 2019, 02:04:06 AM »
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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Douglas skyraider
« Reply #26 on: March 14, 2019, 03:38:54 AM »
Very nice!  Tamiya's Skyraider is one of my favorite kits!  Looks good.

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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Douglas skyraider
« Reply #27 on: March 14, 2019, 06:11:21 AM »
very nice

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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Douglas skyraider
« Reply #28 on: March 14, 2019, 06:37:33 AM »
^ what they said
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