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Trumpeter A-10A 1:32


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Currently I'm working on this big A-10 from Trumpeter!

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Big box with lots of plastic:
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And goodies..
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And to be honest; I'm in over my head on this one! The kit has several (a lot actually!) flaws; the cockpit for one to start with, it's just totally unacceptable due to the lack on detail!! Lucky for me, a True Details resin cockpit came along with it: 
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One thing from Trumpeter was quite nice, the ACES II seat, I think I'll keep that one:
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Now, the resin cockpit after drybrushing:

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And painting:

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And the seats, Like I said, I think I'll use the original (kits) seat (right) instead of the resin one, but I'm not sure yet, ejection handles still need to be attached on the resin one, and some seatbelts on the original one!
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Installing the cockpit in the hull will be next! severe dryfitting showed me already that it won't be an easy task!
Guys, this will NOT be an easy kit to build, and to be honest, I could use some help here! So, if you have already build this one, or you know of some helpful sites and/or reviews, just let me know! 
I'll be back with more!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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And on with this project! The rear half glued together:

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And here was the fit pretty good! I made some isolation for the cockpit sides out of Pritt buddies:
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It came out pretty nice:
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And then closed the front hull section, it took some work to get is all nice and fitting, but I succeeded:
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The front and aft section put together in a dryfit:
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This is going to be a big model! A comparison next to a previously build F-18:
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More to come!
 
 
 
 
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A small update with some more progress on my A-10!  

Glued the wings together:

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And in the meantime cleaned up some metal landing gears:
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The wings again: 
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This is going to be a big model!
Tail section glued together:
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And the fit is really pretty good! Ok, a sandpaper here and there, but nothing serious...yet.
I use so called leadrope for additional weight in the nose:
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They use that stuff to keep the flags nice and straight! But it works here as well:
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On with the tails:
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Still got a load of free time on my hands, so I'll be back soon with more on this kit, witch isn't really as bad as they say!
 
 
 
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