The original Apache!

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  1. ThunderThud

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    Here's one of my Allied planes!
     

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    thats awesome TT. Love the staining and weathering!
     
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    Very Nice TT!8)
     
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    Very Nice!!! I'm assuming by the fingers 1/48? :lol:
     
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    Great model tt
     
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    :thumbleft: dear TT. :D
    What is the name of firm?
     
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    Hello Wurger,the name of the company is Accurate Miniatures.The kit was nice to build.the decals stunk I had to mail to the company and they sent me new sheet no questions asked.I'm actually contemplating building one of these in 1/5 scale R/C.
     
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    I have tought about Accurate Miniatures but I wasn't sure.The firm is one of the best.They are well-known not only of the best quality of models but also of their attitude towards customers.Good choice.:D
     
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    TT what actually happened with the decals? I got one to build too! any heads up would be appreciated...
     
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    Wayne I think it was a just a bad sheet. They were brittle and cracked into little pieces especially the mission markers going down the side of fusalage.I mailed them a letter explaining the problem and sent me another sheet free of charge.Very good product support on AM's parts.
     
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    No worries mate, thanks...:D
     
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    Excellent TT!! Very nice work!
     
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    Is that 1:48 TT? You did a great job with it.
    Are the slots on the gun covers and lower wings to help with gun cooling?
    I've never seen these before on an A-36/ P-51 (except of course the usual cartridge ejector slots)
     
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    Thank you A4K! If your Talking about the slots on the top and bottom of the wings, those are air brakes to slow the aircraft down.The A-36 Apache was a dive bomber varient of the P-51a model.They were used in the African campaign(Operation Torch I believe!),also Tunisia,and Sicily if I'm correct!

    Oh and Yes it is Accurate Models 1/48th scale.here are some pics I found on web.You can see the speed brakes deployed in the first and third pics.
     

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    Thanks TT, wouldn't have guessed that!
     
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    My TBM Avenger is an Accurate Miniatures product. Among the best kits I have ever seen.

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    Plans for a R/c A-36 apache are being finalized and as soon as they are available i might puchase them and start building a r/c apache for my stable of planes.!
     
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    TT,
    I'm fairly new to this forum but just want to say your model looks great!. I have an AM P-51 on the table right now but have become lost in the details. In an earlier post, you mentioned the service history. You are correct, the A-36 was used extensively in the North African, Sicilian, Italian, and the China-Burma-India campaigns. They were also used quite a bit here in the States with various training units--many here in Georgia and in Mississippi. Great pictures and model! Best to all...


    Jim
     
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