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A Short Photo Essay

Model, Photos and Description by Xavier Lena

Tamiya's Skyraider in 1/48 Scale


D e s c r i p t i o n


Here are some pictures of the 1/48 scale Tamiya Skyraider built as "Sock it to 'Em" from 602nd Operations Squadron.

I used Aeromaster sheet 48-342, and added KMC's USAF seat and ordnance.

Gunze Acrylics (H303/FS34102, H309/FS34079, H310/FS30219, H311/ FS 36622) were

Each colour was highlighted by a cloud of a lighter colour, diluted in isopropylic alcohol to a point where it's almost transparent.



Some panels lines were darkened to enhance the contrast ("post shadowing" technique).

Exhaust stains simulated using Gunze "Weathering Soot", also diluted in isopropylic alcohol.

Good reference information was found on the URL of the A-1 Skyraider Association website: http://skyraider.org/skyassn/index.htm

Model, Article Text and Photographs Copyright 1998 by Xavier Lena
Page Created 02 December, 1998
Last Updated 26 July, 2007

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