**** DONE: A10 Thunderbolt II No. 6 A/C USAF Systems Command

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  1. magnu

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    #1 magnu, Jun 5, 2010
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    Username Magnu
    Name Lewis
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    I was going to use my Tamyia kit for this build but I have had no joy in getting hold of a canopy for it so I went hunting on Ebay and found an unknown A10 with no instructions or box. I was planning on using just the canopy but having had a good look have decided to build it using the Tamyia instructions and decals as it seems to be a very nice kit.
    This is the scheme I will be doing
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    I made a start last night and put the weapons,wheels and tail together,so far so good,minimal flash and everything seems to fit nicely.
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    Cool scheme.8)
    Should be a great build mate,all the best with it.:)
    Cheers,
    Tony.
     
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    #4 kgambit, Jun 6, 2010
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    Looking Good Lewis! :)

    I think that's the Monogram kit. Here's a link to the sprue shots, a camo guide and an incomplete weapon loadout diagram.

    Flevo Aviation Hobby

    But here's a better weapon loadout diagram - it's possible to use a TER to hang 3 AGM 65s on pylons 3/9:
     

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    Another A-10....great!, go Lewis!!
     
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    here you go lewis.
    picture is from Arms Armour - Warbirds Illustrated #40 - A-10 Thunderbold II
     

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    Looks like a challenging paint scheme. Looking forward to this.
     
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    Nice one Lewis. Look forward to the progress.
     
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    Thanks for all the kind comments and references everyone.
    Got a bit more done tonight, cockpit painted and put together
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    Engines painted and assembled, bit tricky this one as the Tamyia kit and this one are rather different in this department, managed to figure it out in the end tho.
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    Looking good so far.
     
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    You can't beat an A-10 and you seem t be steaming ahead Lewis. Good stuff mate.

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    Nice work Lewis!
     
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    Looking good Lewis! :thumbright:
     
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    looks good Lewis, different from my Italeri kit as well
     
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    Lewis, have you figured out the make of the kit is yet. With the raised panel lines I'm thinking that it might be the old Monogram kit. I made that one when I was back in high school and it seemed like a pretty good kit for the time (1980-+) I picked another one up a number of years ago and never touched it, putting it in the attic. If I can find it and it looks like the same kit I'll scan the instructions for you.
     
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    Sorry Lewis. I looked all over the attic for that box of kits but couldn't find it. :(
     
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    Good job Lewis looking good.:thumbright:
     
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    Thanks for the kind words all.
    No worries on the instruction sheet T bolt, thank you for your efforts
    Got a bit more done will try to get pics. up tonight.
     
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    Cockpit installed along with lots of lead and milliput, wings and tail planes together
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    Fuselage halves joined, used a lot of masking tape to pull them together especially round the cockpit, tai planes on, wings and engines dry fitted. Built one of these more years ago than I care to remember and forgot just how big it was
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    Shaping up real nice!
     
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