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A-1 H/J skyraider (Trumpeter) in USAF colors


Loic

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Loic

Just keeps getting better and better. Awesome work and the weathering is spot on the money

Keep 'em coming

Peter

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  • 1 month later...

Thanks a lot guys :)

 

but it is actually not complete as some stuff are missing : wing lights, gun sight screen, bomb load, gun barrels and an other handfull of small pièces.

 

I am flat out on the Mirage project so I will have to come back to the skyraider "later" I guess.

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  • 3 weeks later...

You selected a grand old airplane with the Skyraider. I flew them from Nakhon Phanom, Thailand back in 1969 and 1970 and that "Midnight Cowboy" airplane, #257, was "my" airplane during that time!

 

It was white underneath at the onset. It was also called "Sopwith Camel" until that motion picture came out. I was being assigned so many midnight missions and I liked the movie's music so much that it seemed like "Midnight Cowboy" was the obvious choice for the cowl name.

 

The airplane was eventually painted black on the undersides so a model could be either white or black underneath and be accurate.

 

I have photos of both and if you'd want them, send me an e-mail address and I'll send them on line.

 

"Of course", I have THREE of the large Trumpeter Skyraider kits and will start the first one shortly.

 

Spad

 

 

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Wow ! Thanks for passing by my build Spad.

I'd love to see your pictures of course, I will send you my e-mail address via PM.

Thanks once again, it is a great honnor to have you commenting on my build  :bow:

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