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Douglas A-1 (AD) Skyraider

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I made the Tamiya 1/48 Skyraider as close to the paint scheme reference as I could. I chose the one from the USS Intrepid because I have actually been onboard it.

Classic Kit: Revell 1/40 Skyraider (1958)

This is another one of my out of the box builds. It is the 1/40 Skyraider. Note, It is not a box scale kit. Revell issued other models in this scale including all their armor kits from the era. I tried to post the building process but the sy[...]

The Ultimate Dive Bomber

In this article I must confess to a bit of profound ignorance. Up until recently I was under the mistaken belief that the dive-bomber concept was obsolete by the end of WWII. I thought that the rise of powerful fighter aircraft carrying bombs [...]

Douglas A-1H Skyraider, Tamiya 1/48th USN Vietnam 1965 “Special”

It's the last mission day for the USS Midway (CVA-41) before sailing back home to Alameda, Ca. Conducting operations into North and S. Vietnam. The XO of VA-25 " Fist of the Fleet" CDR Clarence Stoddard, Jr. was planning the last raid i[...]

Monogram 1/48 AD-6 backdated to an AD-3 of VMA 212 in Korea

This started out as OOB build using kit decals. Unfortunately they were toast and did not cooperate when being applied. I used Euro decals for the Skyraider and they were excellent. I scratchbuilt the early AERO bomb racks then added Eduard 2[...]

Tamiya 1/48 Douglas Skyraider VNAF

Hello!! This is my VNAF Spad, a very nice kit from Tamiya. Used some Eduard PE and decals from AOA, since the originals were too old. Cammo was free hand painted (Gunze) and I scratch built a few details, like the wiring to the ejection seat sy[...]

Douglas A-1H Skyraider – Tamiya 1/48

Today's first post brings another work I've just put some finishing touches onto. The kit is, of course, Tamiya's venerable 1/48 scale "Bumble-Bee boxing". I chose to build this out of the box, as I liked the look of the VA-52 "Knightriders" o[...]

1/48th AMT AD-4W Skyraider

This is my third model in support of the Korean War group build.. It's a 1/48th AD-4W Skyraider. The kit was an AMT branded version of the original ESCI model. It was a basic kit with few frills but the shape was good and the plastic well cast [...]

Skyraider R3350-Duplex Cyclone Engine, jigsaw puzzle from Trumpeter!

So, I hope the rest of the instructions are better than the engine instructions! Some trial and error and leaving out a part that can't be seen that interfered with the whole works and I got her together. Thankfully there are lots of pictures [...]

ESCI A-1H Skyraider 1:48

Well, there I was, 6 weeks into a really bad case of cabin fever. I was waiting for some add-ons for a Lorna that I wanted to build for the WW2 Japanese group, and I was reading a book on the Skyraider in Vietnam. Of course, I decided to buil[...]