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I'm very fortunate in getting my mitts on the Fisher conversion but, apart from the MDF on the Skyraider, I'm short of reference material for 'wide' Skyraiders. Can anyone suggest a good source please?

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None that I'm aware of. If you take a look at our Z-M Skyraider kit entry (here), you'll see several good references on the aircraft listed.

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Thank you for that. I'll have a look but it seems that there's plenty of info for the 'classic' single seat Able Dog! Where to find 'Fat Face info' eh?

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2 hours ago, SimonCornes said:

Thank you for that. I'll have a look but it seems that there's plenty of info for the 'classic' single seat Able Dog! Where to find 'Fat Face info' eh?

 

I'm guessing that you mostly have to mine info from the other books, what little there may be of it.

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16 hours ago, LSP_K2 said:

 

I'm guessing that you mostly have to mine info from the other books, what little there may be of it.

I think you’re right. A pity, I would have thought there would be at least one ‘Fat Face’ dedicates book, especially in the USA !

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10 minutes ago, SimonCornes said:

At £70 odd for the pair then I think not!!

 

They're a bargain at that price for what you're getting.  They represent a LOT of research on the author's part, believe me.

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1 hour ago, SimonCornes said:

At £70 odd for the pair then I think not!!

 

I don't have either volume,... yet, but his books are generally very much worth the prices they ask.

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I don’t disagree with you Jennings and I am overrun with books but whilst the Skyraider is an interesting aeroplane with a rich and long history, at this stage, all I want is some interesting and varied colour scheme information for a single build and these volumes are too expensive for that one task. I’m surprised there isn’t a single volume, either current or available ‘pre-owned’ for around the £/$20-25 mark. But if there isn’t, there isn’t!

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I have possibly more than twenty Skyraider books and can tell you there is no definite single source, more particularly for the fat ones. Try getting the Squadron Walkaround or the recent in action booklet. Quite cheap and many pictures. SAM publication is also re-editing their Skyraider book and it is also quite cheap. 

 

Hth

 

Thierry 

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'all I want is some interesting and varied colour scheme information for a single build '

You want something other than the two schemes supplied?

 

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Mark

 

 

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3 colour schemes technically mark albeit 2 are very similar. No, its just to get a feel for the subject. There are no real AD5's to look at in the UK. Thanks Thierry, I'll take you advice!

Simon

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My local The Works has the Haynes A-1 book in at £7.00, I can get you copy tomorrow if htey still have any in stock, or you can get it from their web site. If you have a local branch give them a try, but they can be a bit spotty with what they have. I'm after the Apollo 13 issue for example!!

 

Tim in Bristol

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