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1/48 Douglas A-20 by AMT

September 12, 2021 · in Aviation · · 48 · 2.3K

Lots of aftermarket items added to this build. The engines, cowlings, propellers, control surfaces, cockpit, control panel, guns, and wheels. Foxbot decals were also used to replace the kit ones. I fabricated the pitot head on the fin, the retractable foot rest and the wing tip navigation lights. I also opened the port side canopy slide window as well as drilling out the upper canopy deck holes.

. Since I decided to have the open cockpit deck I thought additional detail would enhance the cockpit roof so I added the three sun screen rods and lock down latches. Eduard photoetch parts were also used for cockpit detail. The model represents "Perks Pet" an A-20G-45 of 388BS, 312BG, Philippines, Summer 1945.

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  1. This is an exceptional model, Dale! Your massive extra effort is definitely obvious, the result is stunning in every respect, the final weathering included!
    What a departure from the original kit!

  2. Excellent result for all that work.

  3. A build of high standards, Dale @dtravis
    The painting and weathering is exceptional.
    Aftermarket parts really add a lot to this awesome build.

  4. You are insanely incorrigible, @dtravis!

    Keep it up. 🙂

  5. Another masterpiece, and one achieved in a model I’ve been keen to build one day sooner or later. Beautiful work Dale!
    You mentioned the engines and cowlings as replacement parts, quickboost stuff?

    • @holzhammer Thanks Pedro! The cowls are indeed Quickboost but the engines are from Fastfix. These are 3D printed and look great but they're expensive. The engines cost more than the kit!

  6. Outstanding as usual Dale, really like the weathering you've done one her. One of my favorite A/C to model, I've built 4 AMT's to date with one more to go. Going to have to step up my game to compete with yours. Well done.

  7. Very nice, Dale. A lot of effort with great results.

  8. Great A-20, Dale!

  9. Really good work. I especially like the skull and crossbones on the nose.

  10. Dale, your model is super well-done as it takes on the full look/feel of realism. Special.

  11. Amazing build Dale, in every aspect...and the Skull & Crossbones on the nose seals the deal!

  12. Superb Dale. Did you fabricate the life raft?

  13. All of the above, great work!

  14. Superb job - excellent painting and weathering, on a beautiful subject. Top rated.

  15. Its always neat to see someone with a paint palette that is sophisticate, subtle in the use of colors and a good solid build with no runs, drips or errors in the seam dept. Some strong solid work Dale. You really have brought out the best in this kit and have raised the bar on this one.

    Two thumbs up.

    Looking forward to your next modeling adventure.

    Had to smash the like button.

  16. Dale, @dtravis
    I really can't say anything that hasn't been said but your Havoc is sooo beautiful to see I had to "chime in!"
    Really beautiful and wonderful to see! Thanks for showing this.

  17. Thanks much Jeff! I'm happy you like it.

  18. All the extra details add so much to the realism of this model, and the paintwork and weathering really set it off, you must be really pleased with the result, definitely liked.

  19. Outstanding work Dale, my compliments on a fine A-20 model.

  20. Really nice model, Dale (@dtravis), especially the paint and weathering. Truly well done. These AMT kits still build into a nice model with a little TLC.

  21. Always like the A-20 since I built the Matchbox 1/72 model with the colorful Green Hornet markings. Much better done than my AMT 1/48 A-20G (in the Green Hornet Markings.)

  22. Dale, fantastic results, and clearly the product of careful planning fine crafting. It really simply looks outstanding! Your mods and paint work make this stand apart from the base kit by a long shot. Thanks for sharing!

  23. Exceptional. Very well done.

  24. Fantastic build - love the weathering and paint work. Wel done!

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