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Thought I would see how the Revellogram A-10 builds up. This kit's mold is 32 years old and the shape is really outstanding. I am going to use a minimal amount of aftermarket additions, Resin ACES II seat, Master GAU-8 cannon barrels. Going to be a Lizard Green Euro I scheme with sharkmouth (At least that's my vision). Got Jakes' Modern Hog Book coming tomorrow so I will have a good guide to scratch n' fix some things I come across. I have a couple HB A-10's with aftermarket bits but these Monogram legacy kits build up nicely. Anyhoo doing some prelims. 4 pieces to the cockpit, I have since built up the tub and changed the seat to a Quick Boost ACES II with belts. I might finish this one more quickly!
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Looks like someone else likes to cut out Revellogram seats and replace them.
I have done that on several of the F-4 kits.

Is that a True Details seat? I can't find a Quickboost Aces II or A-10 seat.

I have done one A-10 in that same scheme you are going to do.

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That is the TD ACES II seat, I was going to use it as it is very nice, but found a couple QB ACES II in the stash. Both are the same size and fit spot on, I like the buckle details on the QB seats and the rails on the TD seat are not quite straight. Revellogram & Airfix have a few gems that get overlooked.

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While waiting for the paint to cure on the pit and nose gear well I decided to tackle the short intake ducts on the TF-34's. Pretty simple to use Evergreen strips and a circle template for the extended duct, match your diameters, build up the layers with Mr. Cement S on the edge. I had to shave the locating nubs off the inner nacelles to get a tight butt fit.

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The instruction sheet would have you install the cockpit, close the fuselage, then finish the nose wheel well & strut. This would be difficult to get right after painting and it is critical to get the correct fit or the nose strut will not be straight. Better to install before you close the fuselage.



The extended duct fitted to the cut off cowl ring, smooth and ready for paint and details. It will have to be fitted back on the engine pods but it corrects the intake depth issue since SH Resin corrections are hard to find.



The rear of the pod is finished as normal. The fit to the fuselage is not that bad.



More to come.

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Can't wait to see what you do with this one John. How are you going to finish this one? Desert Storm bird?
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The Revell Monogram Hawg has been fighting with me the entire build....but I will prevail. Putting back all the antennae and soon some primer, nice kit shape wise, fit wise mediocre, some parts not as crisp as the first pressings. Nice kit but patience & temperament required!

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When I was flying it back in the late '80's, the Monogram kit was all that was available. Despite not being the easiest kit to build, I did think they did a very good job of capturing all the essential details correctly. I haven't done the later kits (in 1/48th- although I have them). But overall - I'm still happy with how the Monogram kit holds up.

Nice job with the seat replacement and intake correction
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Nice Hawg! I will be doing a lizard Euro I scheme too with sharkmouth, although I would prefer Woodbridge Bentwaters markings but can not find any. The RM A-10 still edges out the HB kit IMO, I have 2 HB kits and decided to go RM on this build, just have to use some old school building skills.��
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Doesn't Jake have Bentwaters birds on his combat hogs sheet?

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Doesn't Jake have Bentwaters birds on his combat hogs sheet?

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I have the War Weary Warthog sheet 48017 & Super Scale 48-965 DS Sheet & Two Bobs 48-057. No Woodbridge Bentwaters birds on these, I recall a a MS or SS Sheet that had the 81st TFW at one time. At one time I entertained having a model of all the aircraft from USAFE from 1978 - 1993.
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When your modeling stash gets so large, you forget things you already have. I looked thru the decal stash and forgot I had Xtra Decal 48-006 with the 81st TFW markings, bland standardization but that is what USAFE aircraft were until the very late 1980's. Now It is either sharkmouth or Bentwaters Woodbridge, I think WR USAFE!

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The Lizard Scheme is finished, going to let the paint cure and gloss it up for decals! Pleased with the pattern and Gunze colors are dead nutz. Any thoughts, quips?

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Master GAU-8 tip installed, needs some gun residue detailing but looks the biz. Really enjoying the REV/Mon Hawg!

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Man that gun muzzle sure enhances the look....may have to grab a few...

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WOW:

The whole thing is looking the sh#t! Those gun barrels are evil! So far it's looking like you get the "Badass" award on this one, but will have to wait for the ordnance...

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Thanks for the props fella's. Load out is primed soon to be painted & detailed, a realistic load me thinks. Finishing the airframe now.

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