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Offline Keith Diamond

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RAF A-10 Whif
« 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. ;)






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Re: RAF A-10 Whif
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2009, 04:02:14 pm »




"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.


My favorite part of this Whif.   ;)


Hope you like it!
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Re: RAF A-10 Whif
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2009, 04:35:53 pm »
That so looks so right in so many ways! Awesome work!
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Re: RAF A-10 Whif
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2009, 05:12:26 am »

Very nice  :thumbsup:
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Re: RAF A-10 Whif
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2009, 06:15:03 am »
Looks great Keith, that boarding ladder door pic looks real interesting!

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Re: RAF A-10 Whif
« Reply #5 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.

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Re: RAF A-10 Whif
« Reply #6 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:
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Re: RAF A-10 Whif
« Reply #7 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
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Re: RAF A-10 Whif
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2009, 01:02:16 pm »
Yes!!  :wub:
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Re: RAF A-10 Whif
« Reply #9 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. 
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Re: RAF A-10 Whif
« Reply #10 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...
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Re: RAF A-10 Whif
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2009, 12:01:47 pm »
I am absolutely impressed! :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :thumbsup: :bow:
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Re: RAF A-10 Whif
« Reply #12 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.

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Re: RAF A-10 Whif
« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2009, 02:56:00 pm »
I LIKE!  HIGH FIVE!
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Re: RAF A-10 Whif
« Reply #14 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.
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