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Julian Shawyer
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A-1H Skyraider US Navy

March 25, 2019 · in Aviation · · 24 · 2.6K

This is the 1/48th Douglas A-1H . US Navy. VA25 squadron. The only additions to the kit, apart from the decals, were etched seat belts. I used Acrylic Matt Light Gull Grey, and Tamiya Matt White to paint the model. The decals are from Aeromaster set 48-530. Black Gouache was used for the panel lines and exhaust stain.

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  1. Nice clean build. Impecable indeed.
    Like a lot, congratulations!

  2. Julian your Spad shine in all the right areas. Stunning! Well done!

  3. Nice looking Spad, Julian, good representation of a great workhorse. One actually shot down a Mig in Vietnam service.

  4. Love those Tamiya Skyraiders...good work, Julian.

  5. Very clean build and finish! Congratulations!

  6. Nice! A great build.

  7. Very sharp looking.

  8. That Skyraider is so clean, there must be something dangerously mechanically wrong with it, as any Spad driver would tell you. 🙂

  9. That's a handsome dump truck, Julian! Nicely done.

  10. Nice Spad, Julian!

  11. Really nice build, I love the markings...all you need is the commode on the right wing 🙂

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    • Thank you Jim. That's the one. Not sure I could have made my Skyraider that dirty without making it look a total mess. That's why I stick to the polished look. As I'm sure you know, there was a scale commode available for anyone wishing to model that particular aircraft.

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  12. Julian, Nice work on a nice kit. I've only built one of these kits and enjoyed every minute of the build. Yours turned out wonderful, and looks very nice. Well done !

    • Thank you Terry. They really are nice kits. The tooling is twenty years old now. I find them so easy to assemble. I even made a What-If in Royal Navy colours I enjoyed building them so much.

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