This was an interesting kit to build. Some of the things to watch for if you build this are some of the antennas are not included I the kit. The main landing gear can be challenging as noted before. The side APUs will need to be modified. If you[...]
I picked this kit up when it first came out a few years ago...and I finally got around to building it. I was between kits and I thought this Trumpeter kit would be a fast and easy build... I was so wrong!
First of all, this is a large aircraft,[...]
Here are a pair of box scale oldies I recently completed, the A-5A Vigilante from Monogram and the A-3D Skywarrior from Revell, I tried tweaking both of them with a little detail. I used the kit decals from the A-5 as you can tell from the yello[...]
Here again is another Hasegawa Skywarrior, this time in the early attack scheme. This is in the out of box markings for USS Independence in the early 60's. I am still working on a scratch built bomb bay with the two nuclear shapes she was desi[...]
It seems everyone likes the Whale, so I present another of my Skywarrior models, this time the KA3D.
Not much to say, except that this is the carrier borne refueling tanker version out of the box by Hasegawa. The diagonal stripes are a visual [...]
This model is of an aircraft assigned to VAH-10 "Vikings". Commissioned a NAS Whidbey Island, Washington on May 1,1961. VAH-10 was the last HATRON to be activated. It received its first A3D-2's six weeks after being organized. As part of CVG-8, [...]
The A3D was the Navy's answer to the challenge to deliver nuclear weapons by jet bombers from our new Forrestal class Attack Carriers. For many years, it was the largest aircraft to serve aboard our CVAs, and certainly proved itself an aircraft[...]