Douglas A-1H Skyraider
The Douglas Skyraider, affectionately known as the Spad or flying dump truck is the Tamiya 1/48 kit i purchased in 2001 if i recall correctly. I started building in 2002 but i was defeated by the four color cowling, i could not get the natural metal leading edge without affecting one of the other three colors. Finally, after three attempts of painting and stripping, i gave up and added the kit to my shelf of doom collection. fast forward to 2018 and i decided to give it another go and success! All the finishing touches were done this past week, almost 17 years! is that a record?
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