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#91 Simmo.b

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 11:47 PM

Throwing in for the A10, just ordered Gary's engine set so the nise will be a must!
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#92 Marcel111

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 05:43 AM

Paul, I would for sure be a taker for the A-10 forward fuselage, really excited that you will be tackling this.

 

You are probably already aware of these pics but I always thought the top views would come in handy for getting the contour of the A-10 nose right:

 

http://warthognews.b...-caught-on.html

 

Cheers,

Marcel


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Posted 03 August 2017 - 01:51 PM

Holy Cow! Talk about awesome....Thanks for the link, those are great pictures, and there's always room for more info....Now if i could just find a few more hours in the day!

Paul


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Posted 04 August 2017 - 01:04 PM

What I get to see routinely, Michigan ANG A-10C's working the training ranges at Camp Grayling located in northern Michigan.

 


Edited by Starfighter Jock, 04 August 2017 - 01:04 PM.

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Works in Progress

 

1/32 Tamiya F4U-1A Corsair of VF-17 "Jolly Rogers" - 1/32 Trumpeter F-14B of VF-103 "Jolly Rogers" 


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Posted 04 October 2017 - 10:02 PM

any news concerning the A-10 corrected nose? I have 3 kits in my stash awaiting for it.

cheers


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Posted 17 January 2018 - 02:57 PM

just may come in handy: numerous A-10 walk around photos on IPMS.NL

 

https://www.ipms.nl/...-walkaround-a10

 

 

Meindert


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Posted 19 January 2018 - 06:05 PM

Thinkin' effort spent should also be invested in making it A-10C so it can also be a conversion.

Let the buyer go for backdating if need be.


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Posted 19 January 2018 - 09:13 PM

Can you elaborate on the changes that would be required ? I am still gathering data and knowing the differences going in would help to make that a possibility.

Thanks, 

Paul


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Posted 20 January 2018 - 01:43 AM

I've done a "mini" cockpit conversion for the "C"...I will see what I have in my refs.


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Posted 21 January 2018 - 01:39 AM

Basically the vertical sides of the nose from the windscreen forward should be flatter.I'm sure somebody will elaborate farther.

Chuck



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Posted 21 January 2018 - 03:58 AM

Without reading all of this thread, asking if you have either of Jake Melampy's A-10 books?

Besides photo coverage, he has good info. including differences. The majority of changes to C 

are incorporated in the fuselage forward of where Trumpeter split it. The wingtips and tip of tail have

changed sensors/antennas as well. not everything mentioned, but those are the areas of interest.


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Posted 22 January 2018 - 05:43 PM

The shape of the nose is incorrect forward of the windscreen, the canopy and windshield have the wrong angle where they mate when closed. Vents and antennas are wrong for the more modern time frames, 1991 onward I guess. The vents are not particularly fine either, and need a lot of work to look nice on the model.

 

Chuck did a stellar job in fixing his, but it involved a lot of sculpting.


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 01:39 AM

The Trumpeter kit was doomed when they chose to upsize the 1/48 Tamiya kit inherent off all the same issues.

Back in 1982 I had to modify and fix all the same things, I was only a wee tyke and HAD to do something,

which really introduced me to scratchbuilding, and correcting kits. I of course HAD to have an A-10 since at

the time my Father was an Engineer on them and learned how Bad A** they were. In my dreams they chose

to upsize the Monogram/Revell kit - but then, we wouldn't be here buggin' Paul!


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Posted 24 January 2018 - 09:05 PM

Can you elaborate on the changes that would be required ? I am still gathering data and knowing the differences going in would help to make that a possibility.
Thanks, 
Paul


Paul, to answer your question: If you choose to rework the forward fuselage to the correct shape, that will be the same for the A and the C. The C differs from the A primarily in the cockpit (esp. the IP, Harold's C IP is really nice). There are also some lumps and bumps differences but those are all pretty minor, as has been stated above Jake's book will show you all you need to know imo.

Cheers,
Marcel
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Posted 24 January 2018 - 11:39 PM

Paul,

After seeing your A-1E (reviewed by Mr. Benolkin on his web sight) you are the man for this project.  I've long hopped a correction set would be available for the 1/32 A-10.  You can count me in for two sets, budget cast aside for this one.  Good luck, and i have a respectable library of A-10 references if you need an image of something.

 

V/r, Bwog


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