I have left aside the Ducati Panigale I was working on and I decided to get this beauty. She has a very nice detailing, with the panel lines very well defined and full of rivets. It’s going to be funny for panelling.
I was wrong about the color. I thought she was Gunship gray like the F-15E, C130s…, but not. She goes in a 2 gray colors: Light ghost grey for the lower and Dark ghost grey for the upper, so I’ll have to mask some parts.
So, after this brief introduction, I began with her. First, even before removing any piece from the sprues, I got the sandpaper to remove this panelling in the cockpit and glue the PE parts as directed in the Eduard instructions.
No, I haven’t. In fact Iwas looking for some pics yesterday but with the mobile. I just could read at ARC forums that is Gull grey, but no pictures to check it. I’ll search a bit more before painting the cockpit.
when they were based in my home state, I’ve seen them in the light grey, a darker grey, and even a lizard green flying near me at the firing range they used. Those guys really get down on the deck when they fire that cannon.
Now I’m looking for some info for the aircraft. As I want to make the plane rolling to runway, I’d like to know if anyone know what is the takeoff config. I mean, what flaps and slats setup. I’ve been searching the web, but I only find DCS videos and tutorials. It could be reliable, but I’m not sure 100%
On the other hand, I have finally bought this pilot:
Nacho, 122nd FW A-10 - Great subject. I will be watching.
Finally, a subject I have some personal experience with. I worked the first flight of 122nd A-10s into Fort Wayne in 2010, and 10 years ago this Friday, got to “fly” their simulator. Unfortunately, I don’t think I have a single photo of their A-10s or F-16s - sorry.
However, you may like this special 100th anniversary paint job on a 122nd A-10:
Found this on the 122nd web page:>
WANT HIGH QUALITY PHOTOS TAKEN BY THE 122ND FIGHTER WING PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE?
Go to the 122nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs page on DVIDS (Defense Visual Information Distribution Service).
Nope, I haven’t seen any of these builds. Thanks a lot!!!
The first one is very helpful. The HOTAS mod liked me a lot, so I’m going to try it.
I have found 2 ebooks for download about A-10, one of the units deployed in A’stan from 2008 to 2014 and the 2020 version of the Peter C. Smith book. So I have to steal tmy wife’s e-reader and take a look to both books.