**** DONE: 1/72 A-10 Thunderbolt II - Your Favorite Aircraft of All Time GB

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  1. Spherical

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    #1 Spherical, Mar 31, 2012
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    This is not quite my favorite aircraft, but it is pretty nearly up there!

    Username: Spherical
    First Name: Tama
    Category: Novice
    Scale: 1/72
    Kit: Revell\Monogram A-10 Warthog
    Accessories: Zilch, straight outta the box

    Cheers

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    hi spherical. Should be a very intersting build. Any particular squadron or a/c in mind??
     
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    Welcome to the build!
    T-bolt has done an excellent job getting shots of the piddlin' little details that keep some of us up at night!
     
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    @T Bolt, Those pics are really nice, I think I might use the majority of them as a refrence, especially the Cockpit!

    @Parsifal, I dont have a particular squadron in mind at the moment, but I would actually like to know the squadron of the kits decals as I havent been able to find it yet (If somebody would be kind enough to take a look), I know EL stands for Ellsworth but Im not to sure.
    The Decals arn't to brilliant, so I might think about investing in some others, - hopefully if I do, for the same paint scheme! (a point in the right direction for that would be handy :D )

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    Thanks Parsifal!, I kinda narrowed it down, but I think because the kit has a 1977 stamp on the plastic that the squadron may have changed?
    TankKiller.com - 23 Tactical Fighter Wing / Wing - 23 Tactical Fighter Wing
    TankKiller.com - 74 FS -74 Tactical Fighter Squadron

    Becuase of the flying tiger emblem which is also on the decal sheet, it could be these two, but I still really need an expert!
     
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    Nice choice Tama. Welcome to the build.
     
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    good luck with your project
     
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    Welcome aboard Tama....like the A-10 too, look forward to your build.
     
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    Yep - me too!

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    Good choice, looking forward to the build.
     
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    I echo the post above.
     
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    Welcome aboard Tama and what a great GB start, this is also one of my top five favourites and I have a Trumpeter 1/32 sitting on the display shelf to prove it.
     
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    Nice choice Tama, I have one of the Tamiya kits in 1/48. And welcome to the GB sir!:thumbleft: :cool:
     
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    Nice choice mate!
     
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    A slow start so far! But here is the completed cockpit (not stuck into the fuselage just yet :p )
    The yellow handles (on either side of the ejector seat), are made from copper wire, but I think there too thick, just didn't have a thinner size.

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    Not bad at all - looking forward to further progress.
     
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    Nice start Tama and when you have all this locked into the body, what you can see of the handles will look okay.
     
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