North American A-36A Apache by Accurate Miniatures in 1/48 scale
August 11, 2013 in Aviation
Not as glamorous an aircraft as its pure fighter stablemates, but a hard worker nonetheless.
This represents a ‘plane serving in Italy sometime in 1943-44. Worn, faded & dirty.
I built this kit quite some time ago & it still stands up well against more recent Mustangs.
The only non OOB items used were seatbelts & the windscreen which was of varying thickness & produced a fair bit of distortion. I had a spare Tamiya windscreen, which just dropped into place without any fettling at all. The moulding was a lot sharper too. The prop received a lot of sanding & some reshaping as well as it was very thick. In my opinion, at the time Accurate Miniatures brought this kit out it was one of the top offerings on the market. It’s still worth building too!
Hope you like it.
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