Academy A-10C 1/48th. "Finished"

I hope you are happy now as I have all three of the HobbyBoss A10’s and now I have bought the Special Hobby release of this model.

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Thanks John. Thanks Darren @CMOT that does make me happy! I actually didn’t realise the Hobby2000 kits were reboxes of this Academy kit, nice.

The engines and weapons are attached along with the landing gear. And the job I kept putting off, the seat is painted!

Just the tyres to weather and maybe the windscreen to tint, might leave this as worried about messing it up.









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Looking very mean and ready to ruin someones day … really love this one … great work Jim

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This looks great! One of my all time favorite aircraft and this one does it great justice.

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Thanks John @Johnnych01 and Cory @corsutton. I feel this is one of those modelling itches well and truly scratched, also one of my favourite subjects, and finally finished!

Calling it done for now. Going on a “holiday” walking Hadrians wall from coast to coast so wanted to get the workbench cleared before that. May visit it later for more weathering, as chipping is a thing on these, and tint that bloomin’ screen…

Things I’d do differently, there is a very slight step from the nose to the front cockpit part which I noticed and meant to address but then completely forgot until too far in. Also would probably use a less dark panel line wash.

The def model parts are great and highly recommended, I used the ejection seat, wheels, nose gun, engine intakes and thruster.

An enjoyable build and so nice to actually finish a build, it’s been a minute!
























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Genuinely one of the best I have seen built.

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Looks fantastic! Thank you for sharing! :hammer_and_wrench:

—mike

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Absolutely outstanding Jim, a real beauty.

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Not a wing thing guy but I do like the A10, one of my favorite modern aircraft. Yours is a beauty. Nice loadout.:+1::+1:

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Many thanks @Johnnych01 @justsendit @SSGToms @Armorsmith , it’s been my pleasure and it’s great to get back in the groove. Still can’t quite believe I have one on my shelf now!

Oh, and it seems I have been demoted to a mere member so can’t edit the title. Could one of you kind sirs please use your exalted status and add a full stop then “Finished” to the title of the thread.

Thanks again!

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Done :+1:

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Excellent, thanks John mate!

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Outstanding built! Good job made.

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Awesome build! One of my favorite planes, and you’ve done it justice!

BRRRRRRRTTTTTTTT!!!

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Great looking hog Jim. :+1::+1:

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Thanks @Quartercav @CKPlasticModels @Tank_1812. I’m actually surprised not to see more of them on here.

Just noticed the squinty front wheel in the last pics but haven’t glued them in place yet.

Thanks again all!

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Jim, thank you for finishing your A-10C and posting those great pictures! Really a great job!!! Now you’ve forced me to continue work on completing my own Academy kit. Just a few days ago, I got the long awaited Great Wall Hobby A-10C, and I’m not sure that it’s going to be a substantial improvement over this Academy plane. Regardless, a wonderful job, and very motivating, for sure!!

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outstanding work!!!
Its a beauty

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Great job, good lookin’ Hawg.

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Good Grief . . . this is why I don’t build airplanes. You have an exceptional little Tank Buster there Jim, get that doll under glass ASAP, don’t want no dust on this bird. That glossy canopy just glows.

Cajun :crocodile:

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