Author Topic: A-30 Volunteer  (Read 3838 times)

Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: A-30 Volunteer
« Reply #25 on: January 29, 2019, 06:22:23 AM »
You have enviable paint skills indeed!

I always find silver/NMF the most challenging of finishes, even more difficult than the Dreaded Yellow.

Yours looks very well done indeed!

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Offline finsrin

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Re: A-30 Volunteer
« Reply #26 on: January 29, 2019, 08:44:34 AM »
Pictures oh so carefully taken so as to hide paint defects.


Offline Robomog

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Re: A-30 Volunteer
« Reply #27 on: January 30, 2019, 03:22:34 PM »
Your honesty is to be applauded because from my viewpoint the paint work looks spot on.

Agree with BrIan, metallics, especially silver, and yellow are a pig to brush paint I frequently whimp out and use rattle cans.

Build is looking good, very 50's

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Offline finsrin

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Re: A-30 Volunteer
« Reply #28 on: February 05, 2019, 02:27:38 PM »
Thanks Mog.
Moving along...  just about decal time.

see attached
« Last Edit: February 05, 2019, 08:25:42 PM by finsrin »

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Re: A-30 Volunteer
« Reply #29 on: February 05, 2019, 10:50:30 PM »
Alright !!!!!!      :-* :-* :-*

Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: A-30 Volunteer
« Reply #30 on: February 06, 2019, 04:58:48 AM »
That engine placement makes it look even sleeker!

Lovin' it!

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Re: A-30 Volunteer
« Reply #31 on: February 06, 2019, 11:18:37 AM »
^ What he said.  That's looking really sharp.

Offline finsrin

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Re: A-30 Volunteer
« Reply #32 on: February 06, 2019, 02:12:26 PM »
A-30 Volunteer is done.
Never thought up this configuration.  Fortunate parts presented/volunteered themselves as they did.
57mm cannon barrel is metal tube bit from craft store meant for jewelry.  Also comes in goldish.
Dug around in decal bin and found this mix.  Striped decal below jets was on F-86A marked sheet.  It fit perfect, zero trimming, was meant to be like other parts.
Looks hard core 50s early 60s to me.    Might yet get an IFR probe.

First bunch of photos attached.  More and briefing page in next posting.
Bill

Offline finsrin

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Re: A-30 Volunteer
« Reply #33 on: February 06, 2019, 02:37:44 PM »
More pictures and briefing attached.

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Re: A-30 Volunteer
« Reply #34 on: February 07, 2019, 12:10:29 AM »
 8)

Offline kitnut617

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Re: A-30 Volunteer
« Reply #35 on: February 07, 2019, 02:03:36 AM »
Whiff-orgasm    :-* :-* :-*

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Re: A-30 Volunteer
« Reply #36 on: February 07, 2019, 02:21:17 AM »
Amazing how this came together for you! The stripes add a great touch.

Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: A-30 Volunteer
« Reply #37 on: February 07, 2019, 04:22:58 AM »
That's one of the coolest things I've seen all day!

Super sleek and you totally nailed the color/marking scheme!

A winner all the way!

Brian da Basher

Offline Robomog

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Re: A-30 Volunteer
« Reply #38 on: February 07, 2019, 06:43:00 AM »
This has come out really well, nice one!  :smiley:

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Offline finsrin

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Re: A-30 Volunteer
« Reply #39 on: February 08, 2019, 06:38:46 AM »
Thanks for following along with me as these volunteering parts came to be an A-30.
Your appreciation of this build is appreciated.  Another something different sitting on tarmac.
Remember a few '50's commercials with a car parked in front of jet fighter.  A-30 is suitable for that.
I get B-47 vibes from fuselage appearance.


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Re: A-30 Volunteer
« Reply #40 on: February 08, 2019, 08:05:23 AM »
It definitely looks like a 50's jet. I love the twin engines on the back.