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1/48 Tamiya Skyraider
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Posted: Thursday, November 05, 2015 - 08:27 AM UTC
Tamiya 1/48 Douglas Skyraider



A first for me as far as a Vietnam subject.


More to come.



Joe
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Posted: Thursday, November 05, 2015 - 02:50 PM UTC
You picked a wonderfull kit, perfect fit, no putty needed.

Just don't make the mistake of building it with the huge airbrakes open. This never happened when the plane was on the tarmac

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Posted: Thursday, November 05, 2015 - 05:51 PM UTC
Nice subject!

I have seen a few Skyraiders on display in the war museums of Hanoi and/or Ho Chi Minh City. Impressive they are, even more so in the context of these museums. If someone is interested, I can look for the pictures I (probably) made.



Jelger
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Posted: Sunday, November 08, 2015 - 07:51 AM UTC
Thank you much for looking in.

I just hope to do this justice.




Joe
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Posted: Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 02:20 AM UTC
Looking forward to your build Joe. On of those subjects I have always wanted to build, but never got around to it.
tim
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Posted: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 11:32 PM UTC
Being the first time for me with this subject I am looking forward to the build but a bit hesitant as well as I know nothing of it.



Joe
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Posted: Sunday, December 13, 2015 - 07:38 AM UTC
And so we begin.



Sorry, really wanted to get the Mustang done. That and the exterior paints are not ordered yet.



A little is done. Paint is on the cockpit, the seat, the instrument panel, and yes even...........the pilot.













Well there is the beginning. And that is all for step 1. Step 2 actually has the pit installed and the fuselage together.



Going to be a quick bit on this one.





All comments, critiques, and criticism are encouraged.







Joe
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Posted: Sunday, December 13, 2015 - 10:03 AM UTC
Hi Joe

I will be following this for sure - my 2nd favourite aircraft (after the Mustang) and I can't wait to see you do your magic on this beast.

Regards,
Kobus
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Posted: Sunday, December 13, 2015 - 08:00 PM UTC
I really hope to do it justice. Out of my comfort zone with this.



Joe
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Posted: Friday, February 05, 2016 - 09:06 AM UTC
Time for a long overdue update on a very neglected build.

Work has occurred on the Skyraider. The first seven steps I believe are mostly done and here is what I have. The fuselage is closed up and the wing is on. There is not much there really.




Like I said not much. But to this point there really has not been much to put together. Next up will be to work on the details.


All comments, critiques, and criticism are encouraged.



Joe
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Posted: Friday, February 05, 2016 - 09:18 AM UTC
i am going to follow with interest. The Skyraider is my favorite plane of that era.
fightnjoe
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Posted: Saturday, February 06, 2016 - 03:12 AM UTC
I just hope to do it justice.



Joe
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Posted: Friday, February 19, 2016 - 07:29 PM UTC
Looks great so far, Joe.

Are you doing the SEAC camouflage?
fightnjoe
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Posted: Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 06:27 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Looks great so far, Joe.

Are you doing the SEAC camouflage?



Got to tell you that I am not sure what that is. It has a three tone cammo. I believe it is the one on the box art.

An update.

Hardpoints are on.




As far as construction this is about it. All that seems to be left is canopy, tail wheel assembly, and the payload. Painting is close.

Not much to show but all comments, critiques, and criticism are encouraged.



Joe
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Posted: Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 06:36 AM UTC
Coming along very well. The cockpit looks great. Looking fwd to the camo.
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Posted: Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 08:33 PM UTC
Many thanks.



Joe
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Posted: Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 11:12 PM UTC
Looking forward to seeing paint on her, too!

Gary
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Posted: Monday, February 22, 2016 - 10:44 AM UTC
Me too. Anxious to get to that point.



Joe
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Posted: Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 07:06 AM UTC
Almost ready for paint folks.

The fuselage is ready.




The engine (closed) is ready.



And the payload is ready.



Next will be a Flat Black coat to preshade then onto the colors.



All comments, critiques, and criticism are encouraged.



Joe
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Posted: Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 01:53 PM UTC
s all too often, all that work on making a perfect cockpit and it all becomes almost invisible

but the plane is progressing very weel

;-)
fightnjoe
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Posted: Monday, February 29, 2016 - 10:24 AM UTC
Many thanks. There is a decent cockpit yes but it all is hidden for sure.



Joe
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Posted: Monday, February 29, 2016 - 10:37 AM UTC
Painting has commenced.

It is not pretty but I have been trying to get the cammo scheme right. In the end it is not perfect but I am going to live with it.

First steps.




Got all the colors on. Had some issue with the masking pulling up the paint in several places but got them on.




After letting them dry for a bit I sprayed a misty coat of the base colors mixed with Flat White. Once that had a chance to dry I went back with the original colors to try to give it the look I had seen in the pictures. I am not happy with the process. There has to be an easier way to accomplish what I did. However I am reasonably happy with the final result. Looks a bit harsh but the coming processes should help to tone that down some.




I am now calling the painting (fuselage anyway) done. I have other bits and bobs to finish off but the fuselage is painted.

All comments, critiques, and criticism are encouraged.



Joe
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Posted: Monday, February 29, 2016 - 11:10 AM UTC
I like it, Joe. Looks quite sun-baked.

Gary
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Posted: Tuesday, March 01, 2016 - 05:04 AM UTC
Much appreciated. Thank you.




Joe
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Posted: Tuesday, March 01, 2016 - 10:08 AM UTC
Hi Joe

I love the 'sun-bleached' camo job - it really looks great.

Keep up the good work - can't wait for the next instalment.

Regards,
Kobus