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1/72 USAF 173rd FW A-10a Thunderbolt II “Warthog”

July 24, 2017 in Aviation

A little of What-if since the Sentry Eagle 2016 is only for ORANG F-15c. It’s an 1/72nd scale kit of Academy. For this build I mainly focus on trying out new techniques on weathering and color fading, and also some color variation practice.

I took around 1 month for this, the decals are custom printed by Fishbone Inc..

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18 responses to 1/72 USAF 173rd FW A-10a Thunderbolt II “Warthog”

  1. Hello Kitty,
    Outstanding performance on this A-10. Can you tell me if the decal set is available in 1/48 scale also.
    Regards, Dirk / The Netherlands

  2. Yeah, that’s it. I’m giving up building kits and start knitting instead…
    Excellent work, Kitti!

  3. Beautiful! Absolutly love the weathering!

  4. BEAUTIFUL. Kitty you are a master of the art and craft of model building!!!

  5. I can but only echo the above sentiments, my friend. Stellar workmanship yet again!

  6. Kitti, this is Excellent !, A very realistic looking build. Well Done !

  7. From an old A-10 pilot, that looks NICE!!!

  8. Very nice! Love the weathering, and saved some of the pics as reference for a future project.

  9. Hello Kitti, what a great build, my compliments. Thanks for sharing, and I’ve looked at your W.I.P. album. I’m a new follower as well. I noticed that the decals are sitting very well in the panel lines, did you use any decalset and/or sol to get them right? With all the weathering in place it it fantastic, all inspiring. Thank you!

  10. Greeeeeeeaaaaaattttt, I love A-10, and this is wonderful!!!!!
    Great painting and beautiful work about decal!!!!!

  11. Nice build! I love the weathering. Great choice of markings as well.

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