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AD-6 of VA-165, USS Oriskany, 1962

June 24, 2013 in Aviation

This was built from the Tamiya kit using AeroMaster decals. Aside from the decals I built this out of the box. I have no idea of who the pilot was or any further history of the airplane. I just liked the scheme. I left it rather clean as I have used this image on my card and my WEB-site. I remember the AD’s from my time on BHR in 1957 and have always liked this a/c.

I have the 1/32 Zoukeimura under construction right now and I feel like I am building the real airplane. Lots of the stuff inside will never be seen again.

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10 responses to AD-6 of VA-165, USS Oriskany, 1962

  1. Beautiful build, Frank – and I love the late ’50’s, early 60’s time-frame you chose for markings.

  2. Very cleanly-built Skyraider, Frank….and your Corsair posted below is also quite unique. Love ’em both – nice work.

  3. absolutely stunning build and scheme…love it

  4. VERY nice- you have influenced me to build my extra Monogram AD-6 in USN Grey/white!

  5. Another great build. I like the subtle exhaust stains.

  6. Well done Frank I agree love the scheme

  7. Frank….. Nice Spad, clean build. I LIKE it.

  8. Real nice effort, just enough exhaust “weathering” to put it over the top. (As a young model builder I thought the engine cowling (and engine) looked too small and didn’t match the rest of the airframe). Great job Frank!

  9. HEY Frank .. AWESOME model .. I was on the USS Tarawa in ’57 .. wish we could have family members see the way the water looks around a carrier, different colors … the models you have in here are truly, as my Granddaughter would say .. fantabulous !!! later RBH

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