**** DONE: A10 A Thunderbolt II in the colours of the 74th TFS

Discussion in '#6 The Cold War Projects' started by rochie, May 11, 2010.

  1. rochie

    rochie Well-Known Member

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    #1 rochie, May 11, 2010
    Last edited: May 13, 2010
    well here's my entry for the Cold War group build.
    Italeri's 1/48 A10 A Thunderbolt II in the colours of the 74th TFS as depicted on the box art
    User Name: rochie
    Name: Karl
    Category: Beginner
    Kit: Italeri
    Scale:1/48
    Accessories: none
     

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    Nice one. I can remember when it was the A-10 fairchild and nick named the Grey goose. :)
     
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    Great choice Karl! :thumbright: The 74th is part of the 23rd fighter group, which took over from the Flying Tigers in China in July 1942 with a few of the AVG members transferring over and lead by Col R.L. Scott, author of “God is My Copilot”. The shark mouth and angel on that Hog are no lie!!
     
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    This'll be a cool one Karl!
     
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    nice choice.

    DBII
     
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    Nice one mate, and looks like a nicely detailed kit too. Been buzzed by those quiet b*ggers a few times, as no doubt you have too!
     
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    Nice one mate, and looks like a nicely detailed kit too. Been buzzed by those quiet b*ggers a few times, as no doubt you have too!
     
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    Looks a nice kit Karl,great choice mate.
    Cheers,
    Tony.
     
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    thank you guy's
    it is a very nice kit with lots of bombs etc to hang of it !:lol:
     
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    during my research for this build i found this in Squadron/Signal walk around book.

    seems like my subject took a hit during the first gulf war :shock: !
     

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    That looks a nice kit Karl, great choice. I could wave to the pilots from the back yard of my last home in UK as they flew over ever so low. :lol:

    :hotsun: :hotsun:
     
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    Looking forward to this.
     
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    The A-10 is one tough aircraft (Just like its great granddad the P-47). The pilot was surrounded by armor, front, back, sides, and bottom, and the plane could lose half a tail or wing, or have an engine blown off and still bring the pilot back.
     
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    When I was in the service I was assigned to the 23rd Flying Tigers and had the opportunity to get very familiar with the A-10's Fantastic aircraft.

    [​IMG]
     
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    lucky man Dirk, now i know where to go for questions answering !!!!!!!
     
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    Got any "Real" pics about Dirk???

    My favorite aircraft Karl, great choice...
     
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    I'm not sure what questions I can answer. I was a C-130 mechanic and part time SP (Security Police). While I saw them day in and day out and even got to sit in the cockpit a few times I probably don't know much more then people here. They were crowd pleasers at the air shows.

    As for pictures I think my ex-wife has them along with my kids and just about all my money. :evil: I did have one of the A-10 I use to have in my brief case. Was in there for years. Keep in mind I did my service before the digital camera.
     
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    Excellent choice Karl....like the look of the A-10.....and the kit looks rather nice too!:D:D:D
     
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    #20 rochie, May 13, 2010
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    never mind Dirk, i thought you meant you worked on A-10's but no probs i got a couple of books and a website or two that will help and as far as i've seen the kit instuctions seem pretty accurate as far as the paint scheme go's

    cheers Dan/Wayne was going to do the one based in England but couln't resist the sharkmouth scheme :lol:
     
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