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Trumpeter 1/32 A-10 Warthog

This is actually a fairly easy kit to build. The main problem area is the fuselage – I had to use a lot of filler. The canopy is not accurate so I bought a vacuum-form replacement. However, I couldn’t make the canopy resin parts work with he canopy so I opted to use the kit canopy.

All my models can be viewed here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157603606379755

The load out is unrealistic but by weight (12,664 lbs), it is plausible given the maximum load out is 16,000 lbs.

Decals:
Cam 32139

Accessories:
Academy 1/32 F-18 ordnance:
2xAim-9M Sidewinder air-to-air missile (188 lbs)
2xGBU-10 Paveway II laser guided bomb (2000 lbs)
6xAGM-65E Maverick air-to-ground missile (126 lbs)
12xMk.82 Snakeye bomb (500 lbs)
Trumpeter ordnance:
2xCBU-52 cluster bomb (766 lbs)
Resin:
Cutting Edge super detail set (CEC32057)
Cutting Edge exterior detail set (CEC32061)
Cutting Edge DRA for sidewinders (CEC32087)

Color call outs:
Exterior:
FS34102 Medium Green – Gunze H320
FS34092 Gunship Green – Gunze H302
FS36081 Europe One Gray – Gunze H301
Cockpit:
FS36270 Neutral Gray – Haze Gray H306
Gear and wheel wells:
FS16473 Aircraft Gray – Tamiya XF-20 Medium Gray

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6 responses to Trumpeter 1/32 A-10 Warthog

  1. Finely executed big bird. Great details, paintwork and moderate weathering.
    Regards Djordje

  2. Good looking warthog Richard. It’s the plane the USAF didn’t want but pilots love to fly them . They are very effective in ground attack.

  3. Awesome build! The guys on the ground love it too.

  4. The Chair Farce had to be dragged kicking and screaming to take this and have tried so many times people have lost count to get rid of it, but it’s the most effective airplane they own. But since it’s there to help the Army, very few A-10 pilots make it past LCOL and I don’t think anyone has made it to general.

    Very nice work, and I bet an A-10 could hang around long enough under fire to use up all that varied ordnance on the different targets intended.

  5. Gotta love the Warthog! Looks nice all muscled up. Well done.

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