1/48th AMT AD-4W Skyraider
This is my third model in support of the Korean War group build.. It’s a 1/48th AD-4W Skyraider. The kit was an AMT branded version of the original ESCI model. It was a basic kit with few frills but the shape was good and the plastic well cast with very little flash. Pretty thick sprues too which reminded me a lot of what you see in Matchbox kit. That made trimming off the small parts quite interesting. The cockpit was lacking in detail as were the wheel wells. I spruced them up a bit and added Eduard set belts to the pilot’s seat. GSB Model Master enamel was used…that’s some mighty fine model paint. The kit went together well and the instructions, though primitive, were pretty good. That honking big radome went on well but some locating pins surely would have been nice. All in all however, not a bad kit. The final photo is a shot of the Skyraider I was modeling.
Hope you like her.
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