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Rafi Ben-Shahar
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Tamiya A-1H Skyraider

April 27, 2024 · in Aviation · · 22 · 262

An oldie and Goldie. The sublime kit.

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  1. Both are fantastic, Rafi!

  2. Excellent work. I can’t imagine how you are able to produce the number of near perfect models that you do.

  3. I second all the comments here so far, but Mark’s rhetorical question is one that always goes through my mind with your frequent posts.

  4. Both great models that do full justice to the real thing. Been looking at my Skyraider kit for quite some time, but the decal sheet is beyond salvation unfortunately and AM decals for the Navy H version are slim

  5. Well done, still the best Spad in any scale.

  6. Well done! I love the weathering.

  7. The Navy bird is perfect in so many ways: it's "scruffy enough" to be realistic; Skyraiders really got dirty with that R-3350. Second, for this particular airplane, which was in SEA in 1966 during the Great Bomb Shortage, arming it with a load of WW-2 "fat bombs" is exactly accurate - and something not widely known among modelers. So a 10 for assembly, a 10 for painting and weathering, and a 10 for historical accuracy.

    • Thank you Tom!
      The one thing that is not accurate are the opened air brakes. Since this build, I largely managed to fight the temptation to open airbrakes position . But flaps, is a more difficult fight...

  8. Excellent work - just the right amount of grunge to make it work!

  9. Beautiful Skyraiders, Rafi @blackmopane
    The fuel spill effects are really nice.

  10. Another beauty! I'm a big fan of the rugged Spad - could rain down a dumptruck load of ordnance!

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