by Rob Colvin
May 1, 2013 in Aviation
Built OOB….Great Kit!
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Tags: 1/32, Skyraider, Zoukei-Mura
Jack Mugan on May 1, 2013
Rob….. Beautifully done. Just goes to show how nice an OOB can look.
Seamus Boughe on May 1, 2013
I do not build post WWII aircraft, but if I did, I would definitely build a Skyraider. Such a good looking aircraft. Nice OOB build.
Editor on May 1, 2013
…turned to a great model! I’d be curious to learn more about your experience with the kit – fit, engineering, detail?
Craig Abrahamson on May 1, 2013
I agree….it was a joy to build mine (although I opted for a “wheels up” configuration and no wing-fold mechanism – obviously). The only snag I found was most likely self-inflicted somehow. I couldn’t get the pilot to hunker down into the seat far enough to get the canopy closed – oh well. Go take a look at the end product – it was my first post on iModeler. Nice work on yours.
jorge andres rivas krause on May 1, 2013
Great build!…I do agree with the rest of the comments. The Skyraider is such a bizarre/interesting plane to look that I like a lot!.
congratulations for your beautiful work.
Bill Koppos on May 1, 2013
Your model, Sir, is a thing of beauty. Your table, however, is not.
Walt Babst on May 1, 2013
Well said Bill, I was thinking the same thing. I would add though that I really like the glass case in the background.
Really nice Skyraider, I have heard that those kits are pretty awesome. When ever I see one at a show they are usually stunning. Good job on yours Rob.
bob mack on May 1, 2013
great build and scheme
Rob Anderson on May 2, 2013
Wonderful and my favorite Spad scheme! I did the Tamita kit in those colors. I will post them some day after the memory of your great build fades, wouldn’t want mine laughed at 🙂
Rob Colvin on May 2, 2013
Thanks for all the comments!
A word on the kit/build:
The kit fit was fantastic, as you all know the ZM kit has many parts. That said, if you treat each “section” as its own little model the final construction just falls together. I used almost zero filler….O’ the wings will fold. The tolerances are that tight.
I built this kit for a friend who had ties to this squadron and delivery was at the former AAA hobbies in Atlanta Ga. This explains the cases and the table as neither of which I own lol.
Seamus Boughe on May 2, 2013
Thundering Jaysus! I thought this was the Tamiya kit, just noticed the ZM.
I received the ZM Mustang for my birthday and I have to say that it is a very comprehensive kit that has to be built from the inside out. What I cannot understand is why the ZM 1/32 Mustang is about $25.00 cheaper than the Tamiya Mustang.
John Healy on May 2, 2013
Nice Spad! Perfect weathering.
Frank Cronin on April 8, 2014
Another model I have in the building stage. I hope mine turns out half as good as yours
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