Tuesday, 10 September 2013

1/48th A-10 Warthog

This was built as a birthday present for a friend a couple of years ago. It's a 1/48th scale A-10 Warthog, which I think are my favourite post 1945 aircraft. Unfortunately I can't remember who this kit is manufactured by.


After I'd built the beast, I realised that the rear part of the aircraft was too heavy and it kept tipping backwards as the weight I'd added to the nose wasn't enough. To counter this problem I cut out a sheet of plasticard and painted it as a runway to help stabilise the plane. Also the strange look of the glass came about because I spray varnished the kit after I'd put the glass in place and it all ended up frosted. It's a shame really cos I'd spent a bit of time painting the cockpit nicely...


It did seem to be an endless kit, not only all the weaponry, but then all the tiny decals had to be added which seemed to never end. I think I'll stick to World War One planes...


Still, I was pleased how it turned out and I think it still sits proudly on my mate's shelf (unless he's binned it...)


Thanks for looking!

I am also selling a copy of Wings for the Baron, over on EBay:

AUCTION LINK HERE

It's the original version of the game, I am led to believe, but is complete.

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