Having fun with the ancient Tamiya A-10 kit
The kit really shows its age (not Tamiya’s best) with some fit problems joining the fuselage halves and a few raised panels. But, when it’s solved, all the rest goes quite right.
This is my recent project. A very nice kit, without any issues, except for the clear parts for the Maverick missiles; they just don't fit into their places.
Used Eduard canopy masks and PE for the cockpit, and metal pitot tube/cannon. Only [...]
I want to show the first models I built after returning to the hobby in 1988. I was 35 years old and hadn't built a model plane since I was around 10. I wanted to compare the new aircraft of that era and thought building 1/48 scale [...]
This year has been utter garbage. Nobody can deny that. But amid the chaos, our wonderful hobby has flourished and prospered, with the exception of a few sad losses we have seen
in the headlines. But no doubt about it, this year [...]
This build of the 1/48 Tamiya A-10 Thunderbolt II was done for a client who is an active pilot in the online Digital Combat Simulator. The scheme is an exact copy of the aircraft he flies in the simulator. The scheme specific decals were [...]
During my USAF career, I had the honor and pleasure to fly the A-10 Wart Hog for twelve years. It was a joy to fly…and to say that shooting the GUN was a thrill is an understatement.
I built this kit for an old fighter pilot friend of [...]
This build is a commission build. A friend who supported our A-10’s in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom in 2012 purchased the Revell 1/48 A-10 Warthog to build it as one of the 303rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron aircraft. [...]
Merry Xmas! Well it's nearly Xmas anyway so I'll get it out the way...
This is my last build for the year, the Hobby Boss 1/48 A-10 Thunderbolt II. Or at least that's what it says on the box, the aeroplane goes by a few different nicknames [...]
I have just finished another kit for my friend. It is A-10 double seater in special what-if camouflage. The snake head in front is done by masking, it is not a decal.
The kit is not easy going together and I had some troubles to reach at [...]
This is one I built some years ago but as far as I can remember there was no problems with it. The only thing you must remember to do is to put a large weight in the nose or it will sit on its tail.