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There’s a Spad under the tree!

Well, this was a journey. Trumpeter’s A-1H has its strong points and weak points. many of which have been written about by myself and others. So I will not belabor them here. Would I recommend this kit? Well, if you want a 1/32 A-1H without the fiddly build of the ZM kit (and cost) this one fits the bill. Overall I’m happy with it, so here you go. A-1H VA 165 USS Intrepid 1966. Merry Christmas!

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12 responses to There’s a Spad under the tree!

  1. What a Christmas delight Rob! Ya gotta love that pilot. When she stops leaking you are out of oil. Great looking model.
    California Steve

  2. Stunning work, Rob!
    I go with California Steve’s above comment for the pilot: he looks so cool!
    Also for the leaking oil comment (trust me: it happens to MUCH newer planes too!!!……..)
    Well done, this is a super build!

  3. Really nice looking Spad! Gongrats!

  4. Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Skyraider! Looks great, under the Charlie Brown tree.

  5. Absolutely stunning! I was looking forward to seeing the final result for this for a while and it looks great.

  6. Beautiful job Rob!

  7. Excellent! Now on to “visions of sugar plums… and whatever else Santa leaves beneath the stockings this year that smells like styrene!”

  8. That is some fine modeling Rob.

  9. Great looking Spad Rob. Wouldn’t mind finding some of that “Bad Santa” as well.

  10. Very nice build, of an impressive plane. I am always amazed at the sheer size of the aircraft and the ordinance load it could carry. Great looking build.

  11. Once again thanks for all the kind comments!

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