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REVIEW AD-4W Skyraider
In_War_and_Peace
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Posted: Monday, November 21, 2016 - 03:56 AM UTC
Darren Baker takes a look at the AD-4W Skyraider in 1/48th scale released by Italeri.

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Thanks!
Littorio
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Posted: Monday, November 21, 2016 - 07:36 AM UTC
Adie why are you putting the name in the title twice?

Thanks Darren, you reminded me I have both the AMT and Esci boxings in the stash, the one thing I have not been able to find is a cockpit upgrade for this kit. Hopefully with this re-issue we may see a cockpit upgrade follow it.
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Posted: Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 09:35 PM UTC
Darren, thanks for such a honest review to a rather old molding. Honestly, for the effort needed to sand, re-scribe, then try to bring up the cockpit to today's basic standards, and then have to find AM decals, I'd also take a pass on this kit.

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Posted: Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 09:45 PM UTC

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-... for the effort needed to sand, re-scribe, then try to bring up the cockpit to today's basic standards, and then have to find AM decals..



Started the AMT-kit (same molds) 4 (!) years ago - any questions! Thomas
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Posted: Friday, November 25, 2016 - 09:16 AM UTC

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Adie why are you putting the name in the title twice?



The forum software does that because it retrieves part of the title from the review metadata which we Editors put in behind the scenes. It's always a challenge to remember what it grabs and write your title accordingly, so occasionally we get things stuffed up.

There's no cockpit detail set for this kit. Well, there sort of is; it's called the Tamiya kit. The best use of this kit is to pull out the parts which cover the detail differences and make them fit the Tamiya kit.

You need the radar dome, fuselage spine and canopy, wheel well covers, side airbrake panels and windows, fuel tanks, pylons, finlets and the decal sheet. Sand off the armour plates around the Tamiya kit's cockpit, fit in the ItalerEsci parts and Robert's your father's brother.