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Congratulations!

 

I've got that same kit in my stash, plus the "Sandy" version with USAF and VNAF markings.

 

The positionable dive-brakes make this classic hard to beat in my book.

 

Honestly, there is nothing "mini" about a Skyraider aircraft.

 

Is there any after market stuff for these, or is it all "scratch-and-scrounge" for any changes/improvements?

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Congratulations!

 

I've got that same kit in my stash, plus the "Sandy" version with USAF and VNAF markings.

 

The positionable dive-brakes make this classic hard to beat in my book.

 

Honestly, there is nothing "mini" about a Skyraider aircraft.

 

Is there any after market stuff for these, or is it all "scratch-and-scrounge" for any changes/improvements?

 

Where I wrote about mini Skyraider? :)

 

There is no aftermarket stuff for this one. Odd scale means that there is no chance for finding anything suitable, even decals. I think I'll go with box decals or I'll find someone who'll print me a new set , maybe this one:

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...or this:

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...or this, with scratchbuild toilet :)

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You didn't write "mini", I did!

 

What I'm saying is that at 1/48 scale, like the Grumman TBF, its' size rivals a lot of 1/32 single-engine fighter, trainer and scout-plane aircraft, and at 1/40th scale it is even more so!

 

If you have any luck with better decals, I would appreciate your sharing it, feel free to PM me if you do.

Like I aid, I have two kits, one USN like yours, and one USAF/VNAF with the ground-attack/suppression under-wing ordinance.

 

As for the smaller "iron bombs" carried under-wing, I bet they can be found/scrounged.

 

I bet that you can find some  AM's in another scale that would be close enough for the old Revell kit.

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You didn't write "mini", I did!

 

What I m saying is that at 1/48 scale, like the Grumman TBF, its' size rivals a lot of 1/32 single-engine fighter, trainer and scout-plane aircraft, and at 1/40th scale it is even more so!

 

If you have any luck with better decals, I would appreciate your sharing it, feel free to PM me if you do.

Like I aid, I have two kits, one USN like yours, and one USAF/VNAF with the ground-attack/suppression under-wing ordinance.

 

As for the smaller "iron bombs" carried under-wing, I bet they can be found/scrounged.

 

I bet that you can find some  AM's in another scale that would be close enough for the old Revell kit.

 Oh , sorry :) Of course I'll share my findings :) I don't think that I;ll find some close enough AM sets....this kit is 1/40 , 1/48 can't be used to dress up 1/40 , it's too small. 1/32 is too big. Maybe some bombs can be useful as you said. But cockpit...I don't think so. Gear wells are "flat"...maybe some styrene strips will dress up them but only strips. I want to keep gear working :)

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Hey Artoor,

 

Will follow your built man, there's never enought Raiders

 

Get the decal sheet you want and a friend of mine can re-size it.....

got this one from Babbi Model in 1/48.

 

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and he re-sized it to 1/32 for my next Falcon and they came out pretty good..

 

I owe you one... you remember..?

 

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Dan.

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Hey Artoor,

 

Will follow your built man, there's never enought Raiders

 

Get the decal sheet you want and a friend of mine can re-size it.....

got this one from Babbi Model in 1/48.

 

yE928NHl.jpg

 

and he re-sized it to 1/32 for my next Falcon and they came out pretty good..

 

I owe you one... you remember..?

 

hvA3avcl.jpg

 

Dan.

 

Thank  you , that's a great news :) Of course I remember your F-15. I'm buying the same to make a polish what-if :)

 

Can I be added to the "list" for a set of fresh these A-1 decals also?

 

Basically, I am willing to basically buy a copy of whatever you choose Artoor.

 

I can pay using "PayPal".

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Can I be added to the "list" for a set of fresh these A-1 decals also?

 

Basically, I am willing to basically buy a copy of whatever you choose Artoor.

 

I can pay using "PayPal".

 

No problem Tom, and it would be best if the sheet you want to re-size is from a 1/32.

 

Dan.

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After getting rid of instrument panel (I've used it only for measuring purposes) I started to detail cockpit. WIP of A-1J from our forum was very helpful: http://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?showtopic=52478

I've opened a box with styrene and thats it. Now where I put this lead for safety belts? :)

39908559894_9657d9bbd1_c.jpgDSCN3960 by Arti Kapi, on Flickr

40577165842_0d07b2b53e_c.jpgDSCN3961 by Arti Kapi, on Flickr

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    Nice work so far .............looking forward to more!

 

    Don't know why I never had this kit.....cheers   Ernie

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