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48th AH-1 by Tamiya

August 28, 2014 in Aviation

Forgive the repost, but some of you may not have seen it the first time around, so I wanted jump in on the proverbial ‘bandwagon’ of the Skyraider “theme”.
As a rule, I build “generic” representations and don’t attempt to replicate an actual aircraft. This is one of the exceptions.
Some of you may be familiar with the series, “Dogfights” which [still] airs on the Military Channel. One of my favorites is entitled “Gun Kills of Vietnam”. Lt. Clinton Johnson’s Skyraider (pictured) and his wingman were credited with downing a Mig-17 with their 20mm cannon early in the conflict in 1965.
I acquired the correct set of markings and tried to depict the aircraft as was featured in that particular episode. I opted for a “clean” configuration (hence the stand) and it’s displayed with my other 48th scale Navy airplanes.
Again, I apologize for posting the model for a second time, and trust that it doesn’t violate any “forum rules”.

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12 responses to 48th AH-1 by Tamiya

  1. Hi Craig, I definitely like that in flight look!!!

  2. Looks great Craig, nice photos BTW.

  3. Hello Craig…Your Skyraider is looking good in those fine photos. Always nice to see an authentically marked bird. I don’t recall seeing that build before so I’m glad you re-posted it. Nicely done.

  4. Thanks for the kind words, gentlemen.

  5. Really cool inflight display – I am glad you re-posted as I haven’t seen this one before! 🙂

  6. Nice looking SPAD Craig, I haven’t seen this one before.

  7. It looks just as good second time around, Craig.

  8. Hi Craig, nice flying Spad, you say it is a Tamiya A-1 ?


  9. great looking spad!!!!

  10. Craig,
    Looking good

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