AM 1/48 A-36 Apache
January 28, 2017 in Aviation
First completion of the year, essentially started before the Christmas holiday but just now completed. This is the old Accurate Miniatures kit of the A-36 Apache from which the now defunct company produced various versions of early P-51’s. I did build one several years ago and it truly was a terrible job. My grandson promptly received it as a gift and it crashed after several imaginary missions. Everyone deserves a second chance so here it is again.
I did add an Ultracast seat to the well appointed cockpit, a position light to the top, and nylon threat for antenna. Rather than use the yellow wing decals I opted to paint them instead. The OD and Neutral Grey was from Model Master and Tamiya rattle cans. Now based on the number of missions this A/C flew it should be pretty well worn out. Just didn’t have the heart to dirty or chip her up as I like the way she looks now..Have AM’s P-51C and F-6A in the stash and hope to complete them soon. Really nice little kits and one can find them at shows for quite reasonable prices.
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