The Douglas Skyraider, affectionately known as the Spad or flying dump truck is the Tamiya 1/48 kit i purchased in 2001 if i recall correctly. I started building in 2002 but i was defeated by the four color cowling, i could not get the natural [...]
Taegu AFB South Korea 1952
the little round hole was an access cover so ground crew could get to the electronics below the canopy
pilot is Col. Joe Davis Jr.
58th Bomb Wing
the white canopy frames were not individual windows...the frames w[...]
Finally finished this beauty - really nice kit oob, especially the duplex cyclone engine.
Painted with Mr. Hobby acrylics and weathered with oils and AK products.
Coments and critics welcome as always .
Hello, i'm new to this site and i would just like to send my greetings to everyone and show some of my models.
I would like to present my latest completion: the Big Face Spad. AD-5 (A-1E). The build were kitbashed from the infamous Tamiya A-1 Skyraider and Matchbox vintage AD-5. There are 1/32 resin conversion set from Fisher Model for Trumpet[...]
OK... another stretch.. the name on the cowling of this aircraft is "Paper Tiger"...
Whadda ya think...? qualify?
This is the SWS Zoukei-Maura 1/32 AD-1H Skyraider
FIRST ... This is an excellent kit. Well engineered, well designed, accur[...]
A few years ago, I decided to try and fold the wings on one of my 1/48 Monogram AD-6 skyraiders. the parts seemed to be there, but it was not mentioned in the instructions.
One problem with cutting the wings is that it is impossible to keep the [...]
Another moldy oldie, This is from IMC'S battle damage series of the 1970's. Done in South Vietnam AF scheme, I wanted it to still be able to fly so I only used the damaged stabilizer. Got the kit off of the net. I used the kits decals, some whic[...]
Had this one for a little while and got a little burnt out on Phantoms, so I decided to go ahead and add it to the Z-M Navy version I'd done way back when (I think it was my first ever iModeler post come to think of it). Anyhow, pretty much the [...]
One of the big problems for modelers building A-1 Skyraiders is that most of the time the model is under-weathered. A friend of mine who flew Skyraiders in Vietnam once told me that the major problem he had with most of the Skyraider models he s[...]