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Picture Post => Current and Finished Projects => Aircraft => Topic started by: Keith Diamond on September 29, 2009, 03:57:06 pm

Title: RAF A-10 Whif
Post by: Keith Diamond on September 29, 2009, 03:57:06 pm
RAF A-10 from the Persian Gulf War

Academy 1/72nd kit with a mix of Model Alliance and homemade decals.  The ALQ-119 and AIM-9Ls are from the Hasegawa weapons set, while the rest of the weapons are from the box.  I used a True Details ejection seat, which was nicely detailed, but actually represents a F-16 style ACES II and once I placed it in the cockpit, I noticed that it seemed undersized as well. 

As with the Cuban Viper, Promodeller wash was used both on the kit and the base.  The base was a wooden base from Hobby Lobby that was stained with Minwax and coated with some polyurethane. 

Not a bad build, had some trouble along the way, but I had fun with it, especially with the custom decal work. ;)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/KPDiamond17/Models/A-10K%20XX766/1.jpg)
(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/KPDiamond17/Models/A-10K%20XX766/2.jpg)
(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/KPDiamond17/Models/A-10K%20XX766/3.jpg)
(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/KPDiamond17/Models/A-10K%20XX766/4.jpg)
(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/KPDiamond17/Models/A-10K%20XX766/5.jpg)
(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/KPDiamond17/Models/A-10K%20XX766/6.jpg)
Title: Re: RAF A-10 Whif
Post by: Keith Diamond on September 29, 2009, 04:02:14 pm
(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/KPDiamond17/Models/A-10K%20XX766/7.jpg)
(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/KPDiamond17/Models/A-10K%20XX766/8.jpg)
(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/KPDiamond17/Models/A-10K%20XX766/11.jpg)

"Wet Martini"
The artwork printed real nice, but ended up a little blurred after the wash.  The same happened with the kill marks on the other side as well.
(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/KPDiamond17/Models/A-10K%20XX766/10.jpg)

My favorite part of this Whif.   ;)
(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/KPDiamond17/Models/A-10K%20XX766/9.jpg)

Hope you like it!
Title: Re: RAF A-10 Whif
Post by: ChernayaAkula on September 29, 2009, 04:35:53 pm
That so looks so right in so many ways! (http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m309/ChernayaAkula/Emoticons/jump4joy1.gif) Awesome work!
Title: Re: RAF A-10 Whif
Post by: Bungle on September 30, 2009, 05:12:26 am

Very nice  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: RAF A-10 Whif
Post by: Green Dragon on September 30, 2009, 06:15:03 am
Looks great Keith, that boarding ladder door pic looks real interesting!

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: RAF A-10 Whif
Post by: Ed S on September 30, 2009, 07:38:22 am
Looks good.  I always wondered why more of the NATO countries didn't buy Warthogs in the 70's & 80's with all that Russian armor sitting in eastern Europe.  Then they would have also had them for the Gulf wars.

Ed
Title: Re: RAF A-10 Whif
Post by: pyro-manic on September 30, 2009, 07:45:13 am
Simple - the Americans were the only ones who could afford to buy a single-purpose aircraft.

Fantastic build, and a very apt choice of squadron markings. :mellow:
Title: Re: RAF A-10 Whif
Post by: Radish on September 30, 2009, 10:35:42 am
Lovely stuff!!

Smeds over on Britmodeller is doing a 1/32nd 2-seat RAF A-10 :o :o
Title: Re: RAF A-10 Whif
Post by: Taiidantomcat on September 30, 2009, 01:02:16 pm
Yes!!  :wub:
Title: Re: RAF A-10 Whif
Post by: Keith Diamond on October 01, 2009, 10:11:25 am
Thanks for the comments guys!

Fantastic build, and a very apt choice of squadron markings. :mellow:

Yeah, I forgot about that.  When I was looking at the decal sheet, I saw one set of markings with the script "Flying Canopeners"  Too bad, I couldn't put the script on the tails or nacelles without it looking cluttered. 
Title: Re: RAF A-10 Whif
Post by: Army of One on October 30, 2009, 04:04:42 pm
At work n on nights at mo......found this beauty.....love it,colour scheme,load out n decals....shame bout the blurring...
Title: Re: RAF A-10 Whif
Post by: ysi_maniac on October 31, 2009, 12:01:47 pm
I am absolutely impressed! :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :thumbsup: :bow:
Title: Re: RAF A-10 Whif
Post by: Weaver on October 31, 2009, 12:22:44 pm
Looks good Keith - great paint job!  :thumbsup:


Looks good.  I always wondered why more of the NATO countries didn't buy Warthogs in the 70's & 80's with all that Russian armor sitting in eastern Europe.  Then they would have also had them for the Gulf wars.

Ed

I suspect that most European air arms looked askance at it's lack of all-weather capability and doubted it's survivability due to it's low speed.
Title: Re: RAF A-10 Whif
Post by: batmancustoms on October 31, 2009, 02:56:00 pm
I LIKE!  HIGH FIVE!
Title: Re: RAF A-10 Whif
Post by: McColm on November 03, 2009, 10:30:39 am
Brilliant,
If only the Royal Navy had bought some, there would be a joint service unit with the RAF and Fleet Air Arm by now.
 :drink:
Title: Re: RAF A-10 Whif
Post by: Big Bird on November 21, 2009, 05:22:12 am
Missed this one, mines just been finish interesting to compare, good job  :thumbsup: