AD-5 (A-1E) 1/48 Tamiya+Matchbox
I would like to present my latest completion: the Big Face Spad. AD-5 (A-1E). The build were kitbashed from the infamous Tamiya A-1 Skyraider and Matchbox vintage AD-5. There are 1/32 resin conversion set from Fisher Model for Trumpeter 1/32 Sky raider but over my budget.
One of the most difficult task is to merge lower potion of Tamiya to the upper of MB. The cockpit is super spartan and needs lots of attention due to the big canopy. Resin seats are True Details, other from scratch. Caracal decal was used as Viet Nam Airforce.
Wheel bays need to round re-shaped, taxi lights added to left wing and many things else to recreate the correct A-1E.
Let the pics speak for it self ! Hope you will like it !
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