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CAG 1908 Oct 2014 2:39 a.m. PST

in 1/600th and have got this to the 90% stage. This is a representation of an Alpha Strike for use with the Downtown game where one model represents one flight. I have two more airwings to make up after this, one using F-8 Crusaders, Skyhawks and early EW aircraft such as the EA-1F, The other is F-4B Phantoms and Skyhawks.

It comprises 19 models of which four are A-6 intruders to optionally replace A-7s. The package is 15 aircraft on the table.

It is 90% because It still needs the jet intake warning on the A-6s and the EKA-3Bs to be added and the tail art on the two EKA-3B to be put on. Its all printed up and dried I just need to get some time to get it on the models and then sealed. Minor error on the placement of the decals on the EKA-3B which came from having two pictures open. The EKA-3B when fitted with the ECM pods has the NAVY under the pod and the National Insignia towards the tail. Prior to that they are other way around, which is what I have done on these. Not changing it as these are gaming models :)

613 and 614 are the two I had made up previously so I was straight forward to strip them down, repaint in the new scheme and then reprint the decals I had already made up, the 613 and 614 are new however as they need to have a shear applied

VA-165 A-6 Intruders
I have done four of these 501, 502, 504 and 505. Still need the intake warnings and try and get Dom to make a slightly smaller Star n Bar for this scale (or may be I can find some 1/700th ones) to fit the gap. I filed down the detail on the tail to get the decals sit to properly. The A-7s in the background have had TER fitted from the sets that come in the A-10 packs.

This wings on a 1/600th aircraft are well overscale as a result I couldn't get RVAH-11 to fit under NAVY on the fuselage sides. Still needs the sharks mouth decals to be made up and fitted to the intakes.

The Air Wing on the table with the A-6 bomber option taken. I have also had to make up "another" F-4J for VF-92 as I need 6 fighter variants for a package. This one isn't a MiG Killer but I had made up enough markings for VF-92 a while ago

More photos etc on the Blog as usual

delta6ct08 Oct 2014 8:44 a.m. PST

Your models are always beautiful. Thanks for sharing.


Personal logo Doms Decals Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Oct 2014 10:27 a.m. PST

[Looks at own painting.] [Sobs quietly….]

MCV 8009 Oct 2014 6:05 a.m. PST

Thank you for sharing this excellent work!
Didn't know about your blog, thanks for posting the link.

Kind regards,

Deadone13 Oct 2014 9:44 p.m. PST

Very cool.

Field Marshal12 Mar 2016 11:45 p.m. PST

Resurrection I know but lovely stuff….what unit were the A-7s at this time?

CAG 1913 Mar 2016 3:20 p.m. PST

VA-146 and VA-147 for this cruise



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