Skyraider model in 1/72 scale
After having a US Navy Skyraider [on page 1] and USAF A-1E [ page 2] in the model collection, another Hasegawa Skyraider was found in the stack, waiting to be built....
Hasegawa kit 00073 is for a
A-1H and A-1J Skyraider, with decal markings for:
After filling and sanding, the model got a base coat of light grey with the airbrush.
Although the kit decals are fine,
I had a nice but very old Modeldecal sheet no.9 with a very colourfull
A-1J Skyraider of USS Intrepid with the Bee marking of the rear fuselage.
The standard US NAVY gull-grey and
with scheme was airbrushed with the Harder
Steinbeck airbrush :
Some leading edges needed a metallic aluminium paint.
The black anti-glare panel was also
masked, and airbrushed. The walkways was made with a decal and the propeller
was painted as indicated with yellow tips. The smoke of the exhasut was
also added with some matt black paint with the airbrush. (alternatively
The model than got a gloss varnish
of Gunze Sangyo H30 to protect the decals and to get an even gloss sheen.
A nice bunch of Skyraiders are now
in the 1/72 collection. Now, I also have a large 1/32 Zokei Mura Skyraider
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