RalphSarc Posted August 14, 2014 Share Posted August 14, 2014 After a brief enjoyable vacation building four 1/48 Revell Helicopters I'm back to breath life into a vintage 1982 1/32 Revell A-1A Skyraider kit. On close inspection of the opened kit I realized just how old the mold was even in 1982! There are actually "slag islands" and injector pin marks everywhere! As you know I enjoy the challenges of these vintage kits so I look forward to sharing this build with you. The kit has an impressive asortment of retarctable and moveable surfaces! There was injector pin marks all over the landing gear parts! Slag Island, lol!! Retractable landing gear installation. Since this kit came without instruction after an exhausting search a kind member from another forum emailed me a set however I found that they don't quit match this kit, The instructions called for a belly fuel tank and I found I had a belly bomb! The instruction also showed the incorrect placement of the flap hinges!! The post hinges on the port side are correct however not so for the starboard side, as seen above. Sadly I didn't notice this until the Tamiya Extra Thin had dried overnight so had to freeze the flaps in the up position and trim off the exposed starboard pins! The bomb!! The stupid instructions, lol!! Where we are at this evening. So far dry fitting is good and luckily this kit doesn't actually have a nose! Nice to be back :-) 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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