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Douglas A-1 (AD) Skyraider

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Guerre d'Algérie...1/48 Douglas AD-4 Skyraider, Armée de l’Air

10/2022 And already the next finished French one by my dad. Tamiya A-1H converted to an AD-4, early inner wing racks and tanks taken from an old Esci Skyraider kit, Berna decals, painted with AK Xtreme Metal White Aluminium. Build thread [...]

Tamiya A-1H Skyraider, 1/48 scale

Hello iModeler! Here is my Tamiya Skyraider for your review. OOB aside from ordnance - Mk. 82 bombs from AMK, 4-shot Zuni rocket pods from ICM and the Zuni rocket warheads are 3d modeled and printed by me because I just did not want to [...]

Tamiya 1/48 A-1H Skyraider

Just finished one of models that I started 2 years ago but never completed - 'lost my Mojo' It is the Tamiya 1/48 A-1H Skyraider and is completed as one of the VA-25 'Fist of the Fleet' aircraft. Paints used are undercoat white and Tamiya [...]

1/48 Tamiya Douglas A-1J Skyraider

Well, here it is. Skyraider, Sandy, Spad… call it as You wish, but this is the icon from Vietnam war. I was searching for this model for some time, As long as I really wanted to get one from Zoukei Moura, You know… there is always [...]


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 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]