1/48 Douglas AD-4NA Skyraider, VF-194, US Navy

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  • Reinhard Spreitzhofer said 3 weeks, 1 day ago:

    Gonna do a Skyraider from the Korean war, using the Italeri boxing of the old Esci kit with Cutting Edge decals.

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  • Reinhard Spreitzhofer said 3 weeks, 1 day ago:

    so...tested the Cutting Edge decals...as feared (and sadly happened before) the decals disintegrated

    Although we have the Microscale liquid to secure bad decals, to be on the safe side, my dad will do the scheme included in the kit. Italeri decals are usually good, even after a long(er) time.

  • Reinhard Spreitzhofer said 3 weeks, 1 day ago:

    starting with the cockpit

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  • Spiros Pendedekas said 3 weeks, 1 day ago:

    Really bad when decals disintegrate, Reinhard Looking forward to your next choice!
    And cockpit looks great!

  • Louis Gardner said 3 weeks, 1 day ago:

    Reinhard, @grimreaper
    This is an excellent choice, and I look forward to watching your dad work his magic on this kit. Thanks for starting and documenting yet another build journal for us to follow along with. I'm sorry to hear the decals have shattered on your kit.

    I have one of the old Monogram kits in 1/48 scale #5419 with the big "stinging bee" on the tail, but I'm not sure if it would work to build a Korean War bird. I think it is one of the first / original releases and it dates back around the late 1970's or early 80's.

    My Dad was a Korean War combat veteran and he had nothing but praise for the pilots who flew the Skyraiders, Corsairs and C-47's.

    By the looks of things you guys are already making some good progress.

  • John vd Biggelaar said 3 weeks, 1 day ago:

    Looking forward to see the progress on this as well, Reinhard @grimreaper
    The cockpit looks already impressive.

  • Reinhard Spreitzhofer said 2 weeks, 6 days ago:

    troublefree progress so far...

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  • John vd Biggelaar said 2 weeks, 6 days ago:

    Nice progress indeed, Reinhard @grimreaper

  • Tom Cleaver said 2 weeks, 6 days ago:

    Interestingly enough, VF-54's and VF-194's Skyraiders had a role in the "true story" of "the Bridges at Toko-ri."

  • Spiros Pendedekas said 2 weeks, 6 days ago:

    Nice progress, my friend @grimreaper!

  • Reinhard Spreitzhofer said 2 weeks, 5 days ago:

    ESCI marked the holes for the outer bomb rack locating pins wrong, they did it parallel to the wing leading edge but should be in a 90 degree angle to the fuselage length axis

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  • Reinhard Spreitzhofer said 2 weeks, 5 days ago:

    btw, redecided to use the Cuttling Edge decals, treated them with the Microscale Micro Liquid Decal Film, tested them, should work

    the scheme in the Italeri kit, although it has a BuNo for a -4N, is a normal -4

  • Spiros Pendedekas said 2 weeks, 5 days ago:

    Nice that you discovered the wrongly positioned rack holes, my friend @grimreaper!

  • John vd Biggelaar said 2 weeks, 4 days ago:

    Good observation and correction, Reinhard @grimreaper

  • Reinhard Spreitzhofer said 2 weeks, 4 days ago:

    the side inserts don´t really fit good
    because some filling and rescribing is necessary, my dad decided to rescribe the whole thing

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