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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #25 on: September 02, 2020, 02:51:28 PM »
Enjoy photos, keep going, nice work.  :smiley:

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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #26 on: September 02, 2020, 06:19:07 PM »
 :smiley:
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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #27 on: September 03, 2020, 02:08:27 AM »
Looking good
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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #28 on: September 03, 2020, 10:24:05 AM »
Thanks for the kind comments gents!
Now I'll have to seriously look into a paint scheme. Definitely darker than gull grey.

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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #29 on: September 03, 2020, 08:48:57 PM »
Famn nifty scale engimaneering!  :smiley:
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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #30 on: September 17, 2020, 07:18:08 PM »
We have wings! Pics hopefully later today. Iím working on engine pylons next.
I've also cut a hole for the nose gear.
I have no idea what to do about a paint scheme or even time period. Could end up anything from post WW2 to the present. Any suggestions?

Here's a couple of pics.





At least the tail doesn't look so overly large now. Flaps were removed from the wings many years ago but will be used as intended.
« Last Edit: September 18, 2020, 09:05:50 AM by kerick »

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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #31 on: September 18, 2020, 05:31:11 PM »
Nice! 8)
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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #32 on: September 19, 2020, 02:24:41 AM »
So many options re markings and schemes.  Were you thinking any particular nation?

One that leaps out would be USMC obviously, though perhaps for something different, someone like Indonesia?
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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #33 on: September 19, 2020, 03:36:42 AM »
The A-10 seaplane looks better than I imagined. You could have it as a companion to the Seamaster!

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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #34 on: September 19, 2020, 11:23:39 AM »
US Marines might be a good idea. My idea behind the model was a conflict in the 80s or 90s descends into a South Pacific island hopping campaign. Kind of a repeat of the PBYs black cats attacking Japanese shipping during WW2. There was an interesting scheme on Marine Skyhawks that Iíll look into.

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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #35 on: September 19, 2020, 11:49:33 AM »
US Marines might be a good idea. My idea behind the model was a conflict in the 80s or 90s descends into a South Pacific island hopping campaign. Kind of a repeat of the PBYs black cats attacking Japanese shipping during WW2. There was an interesting scheme on Marine Skyhawks that Iíll look into.

Or flip that on its head? Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force markings for anti-shipping ops during a 1990s clash with the PRC over the Senkaku Islands?
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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #36 on: September 19, 2020, 05:02:16 PM »
That is looking good, you can hardly see the A10 in it anymore  :smiley: :smiley:

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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #37 on: September 19, 2020, 07:19:53 PM »
 :smiley:

I guess engines are not yet there
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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #38 on: September 19, 2020, 08:58:01 PM »
JMSDF is a great idea. Iíll be making some engine pylons soon.

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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #39 on: September 20, 2020, 12:34:26 AM »
A-10 origins are barely evident.  Might be I see it only because know its there.  Looking unique  :smiley:

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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #40 on: September 20, 2020, 08:30:24 AM »
Once I add the engines the A-10 look might come back a little.

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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #41 on: September 30, 2020, 12:04:25 PM »
Working with the fiddly bits right now. Iím going to place two or four Maverick missiles on top of the wings to keep them out of the spray. Need to find two more Maverick launch rails. Sidewinders and ECM pods out on the wing tips. Also some wing tip floats. Then landing gear doors all around.

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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #42 on: October 05, 2020, 03:37:00 AM »
And now we have engines!







The A-10 roots might be a little more apparent now. Big stuff is pretty much done so now on to all the little pieces!

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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #43 on: October 05, 2020, 03:50:01 AM »
Who's your Daddy...?



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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #44 on: October 05, 2020, 09:36:42 AM »
This just gets better and better  :smiley:

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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #45 on: October 05, 2020, 02:07:45 PM »
a striking look !


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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #46 on: October 05, 2020, 04:10:37 PM »
Nope, A-10 parentage isn't, actually, obvious at all. :smiley:

The more I see of her the more I like what I see! 8)


(Although I would have angled the engine pylons a bit; for personal aesthetic reasons which bear no relation to your build. ;))
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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #47 on: October 06, 2020, 01:39:17 AM »
Are we going to see similar landing gear?



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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #48 on: October 06, 2020, 11:59:22 AM »
Itíll be something like that. Iím using the A-10 gear as much as possible.
Trying to make wing tip floats out of 1/48th mini gun pods. I wasnít using them for anything else.

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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #49 on: October 07, 2020, 03:22:54 AM »
Maybe just re-use but reverse the existing A-10 wing landing gear 'pods':

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