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Republic A10 Thunderbolt II "Warthog"

After building the old Academy kit of the A-10 previously, I had decals left over from the TwoBobs decal sheet for that model. So I decided to build another A-10, but this time a better detailed model. With what was available on the aftermarket detailing supplies, I chose to get the Revell A-10 kit with the BigEd detailing set from Eduard and build the sister plane for my other Thunderbolt. So whilst we were away on holiday last year, I took this kit with us to do if the weather was bad or if I was up early in the mornings.
Work so far done 15/02/2010: I started on the cockpit by cleaning off any of the molded detail prior to painting and fitting of the etched parts on the panels and rudder pedals. The front undercarriage bay had some etched panels and braces to be fitted too, the detail that these part add to the bay are great and improve a blank piece of plastic. The fuselage has two etched panel to be fitted on the inside of the cockpit area and the rear panel of the retracting ladder bay needs to be cut out and replaced with the etched one from the set. More surgery is required on the fuselage at the front section of the cockpit, were the top cover of the instrument panels needs to be cut away and the etched parts folded and glued in position. This is done once the two halves are joined together with the cockpit section in place. Further etched panel are also added to the rear of the cockpit behind the pilots position. I was planning to use a Neomega resin seat in the cockpit, but it was wider then the space in the cockpit, so I'm going o use the kit one with the etched detailing items on it instead.
The rear tailplanes and rudders have been assembled and fitted to the fuselage, with the elevators in the drooped position. But I have left the rudders in the straight position though. The main wings have been assembled with the etched panels fitted to the undecarriage bays. The joints still need some work done to them followed by some etched detailing added before fitting to the fuselage. There is more etched items to be fitted to the fuselage before any painting can be started on it.
Update 11/03/2011: Sorry, not much been done to the A-10. Small progress has been made with some etched items added to the fuselage and other parts made. But other projects have had to take priority over this one for now.

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