Building The 48th Scale SKYSHARK Outside The Box
January 27, 2014 in Aviation
Years ago I built the old Allen kit of the SKYSHARK in the dark blue scheme. I let a friend talk me out of it, so when I ran across the Dynavector 48th scale kit some time ago, I snapped it up as a replacement. The Dynavector kit is a multi-media kit featuring vacuform, resin and metal parts. Unlike the Allen kit, this kit comes with landing gear and underwing stores. This is the first vacuform kit I have ever built.
While surfing the net I ran across a SKYSHARK done in a SEA scheme, and I really liked it a lot. Most of my military aircraft are modeled after real aircraft with a history. Lately, I have seen some very interesting “What If” subjects and I must admit I found most to be real creative in their execution. Some are redesigned airframes, but many are just schemes not normally seen on the subject.
The SKYSHARK was supposed to be the next generation SKYRAIDER, but they ran into development problems and unfortunately, the jet age had arrived. So what you see here is what I think the SKYSHARK might have looked like if it had become operational.
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