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Cold War (1950-1974)
Discuss the aircraft modeling subjects during the Cold War period.
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AD-4 Blue Skyraider
jonvan
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Massachusetts, United States
Joined: August 23, 2015
KitMaker: 157 posts
AeroScale: 109 posts
Posted: Monday, July 18, 2016 - 06:45 AM UTC
The canopy and pitot tube are installed. I saw a lot of pictures showing a white border around the canopy, it seems to be on a lot of 50's era planes, was on my Banshee and Panther, I am thinking maybe it was a heat strip to defrost the canopy? Anyways I put a white decal to represent it. I think I have found more bombs, all that's left is arming the pylons, decals and antenna wire.---John
Spad 26 by jvandeu53, on Flickr
Kilo_Uniform
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Gauteng, South Africa
Joined: July 03, 2015
KitMaker: 280 posts
AeroScale: 141 posts
Posted: Monday, July 18, 2016 - 08:33 PM UTC
Hi John,

Very nice - one of my favourite aircraft.

The dark blue looks really sinister - I'm sure the decals will make it 'pop'.

Regards,
Kobus
jonvan
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Massachusetts, United States
Joined: August 23, 2015
KitMaker: 157 posts
AeroScale: 109 posts
Posted: Friday, July 22, 2016 - 09:47 PM UTC
I have two 500 lb bombs on. Still searching for more 200 lb bombs. I have 5 of the 12 I need.---John
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA by jvandeu53, on Flickr
jonvan
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Massachusetts, United States
Joined: August 23, 2015
KitMaker: 157 posts
AeroScale: 109 posts
Posted: Tuesday, August 02, 2016 - 04:53 AM UTC
I have the bombs almost all on. I am using 4 250lb bombs on each outer wing then a 500lb bomb on each inner pylon and a 1000lb bomb on the center line rack. The last 4 250lb bombs are coming in the mail soon. I also ordered decals from Euro Decals for an AD-4 of VA-115 during the Korean War. It is an early dash 4 so I had to cut off 2 of the 20mm guns, early dash 4s only had one 20mm cannons per wing.---John
Spad 28 by jvandeu53, on Flickr
jonvan
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Massachusetts, United States
Joined: August 23, 2015
KitMaker: 157 posts
AeroScale: 109 posts
Posted: Tuesday, August 02, 2016 - 05:00 AM UTC
I found this picture of the AD-4 I am modeling on line.---John
AD-4 VA-115 1950 by jvandeu53, on Flickr
john53
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Florida, United States
Joined: October 21, 2005
KitMaker: 78 posts
AeroScale: 18 posts
Posted: Monday, August 08, 2016 - 11:45 PM UTC
I have the decals on, they're not bad but a few silvered on me. I don't know why as this was a very glossy paint job. I still have to sand and paint the last 4 250lb bombs and paint the lights and add the antenna wire.---John
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA by jvandeu53, on Flickr
john53
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Florida, United States
Joined: October 21, 2005
KitMaker: 78 posts
AeroScale: 18 posts
Posted: Tuesday, August 09, 2016 - 10:54 PM UTC
Done.---John
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA by jvandeu53, on Flickr
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA by jvandeu53, on Flickr
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA by jvandeu53, on Flickr
john53
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Florida, United States
Joined: October 21, 2005
KitMaker: 78 posts
AeroScale: 18 posts
Posted: Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 06:08 AM UTC
Fixed the silvered decals by slitting and adding Future then blotting with a damp cloth. Suggested by a helpful modeler at another site. Worked pretty good.---John
abledog7 by jvandeu53, on Flickr
abledog5 by jvandeu53, on Flickr
abledog2 by jvandeu53, on Flickr