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The Spad is out of the Bag....A-1E / AD-5 Skyraider conversion


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#166 paul fisher

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 12:05 AM

Hellooooo out there! 

I expect the instructions and labels back from the printer tomorrow , we will begin whittling down the pile of Skyraiders by Friday.They all won't go out at once, but we'll do our best to get as many out to you as we can pronto!

 

I am a-building up one right now, going to try to do Georgia Ann in SEA camo first, see if i can get my airbrushing under control, it's hard to do with my hands the way they are these days.

 

The parts for the Navy ships are on my bench, it won't be long and we'll have all sorts of fun Spads flying around the joint.

 

Here's a plain resin quickie

 

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 12:16 AM

Hi Paul

I'm leaning towards the AD-5. Which of the kits would would best with the conversion?

Peter


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 01:18 AM

...uh oh..feel the vapors coming on again!!!

So awesome Paul. Amazing, actually-

Cheers

Pete
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Posted 07 December 2017 - 01:23 AM

Pete

I'm looking forward to the Navy birds being issued and digging in.  :)

Peter


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 01:32 AM

Paul, I'm simply blown away with that picture!That is totally awesome! Looks like for me that I'm going to need at least one more Air force Spad and a couple Navy ones. Can't wait! Thanks!

Chuck


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 02:47 AM

my next build. I think its gonna one crashed in  the arresting wires on the deck. 


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 02:49 AM

Oliver

Holy cow, t's going to be awesome for sure

Peter


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 02:58 AM

Hi Paul

I'm leaning towards the AD-5. Which of the kits would would best with the conversion?

Peter

The Navy one, kit No. 02252, no armor on the wings.



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Posted 07 December 2017 - 03:02 AM

Just want to say thanks to all you guys, the support for this kit has been a breath of fresh air, so nice to make so many people happy.I only wish Sgt.Ron had lived to see the final product, it was really his prodding that got me of the fence to do it. he talked me into doing the Sea Fury too....I owe the guy.

Wait till you see the AD-5W Guppy.....Fugly, but beautiful!


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 03:47 AM

Any plans to make an internally detailed engine cowling to show off an engine?



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Posted 07 December 2017 - 08:35 AM

When can we start pre-ordering the Navy AD-5's Paul?

Gotta have a couple of those too!!

Thanks for doing this one, excellent work my man! 


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Don't just talk about it, build it! 

 


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 10:14 AM

That's good news,Paul ! I definetely need to add some prop's in my list,this'd be perfect !
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Posted 07 December 2017 - 11:09 AM

my next build. I think its gonna one crashed in  the arresting wires on the deck. 

Oliver, you're just the one to pull off such an ambitious project. :speak_cool:

 

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#179 paul fisher

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 10:18 PM

Any plans to make an internally detailed engine cowling to show off an engine?

 The Zoukei-Mura cowl is available on ebay  as a parts sprue, for an opened up cowl it is fine, it's dern near perfect, I just think they missed the curvature a wee bit. I don't know that I will get around to doing one with theirs so readily available, have to finish the BLU-76  before i think of any other goodies.



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Posted 08 December 2017 - 02:04 PM

Not my cup of tea but I'm excited for the rest of you gent's! There should be some great examples coming along soon. Thanks for all your efforts Paul. Well done.

Troy
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