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Nanchung A-5C Fantam

by Scott Head

Nanchung A-5C Fantam


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This is the AA Models 1/48 scale Nanchung A-5C "Fantam".

The model is little more than a toy, so I did a lot of work to bring up to acceptable standards. While the panel lines and rivets are grossly out of scale, its a nice effect in the end.



I constructed a cockpit from scratch and used portions of a MiG-19 seat from the old Gremlin kit. I added a few details here and there and blocked off the intakes with covers since I didn't want to construct the trunking. I did blank off the open areas behind the intakes which would have allowed the viewer to see through the model.

Decals are from Tiger Wings, and were really intended for a MiG-19, but the scheme is fairly close to what the US aviation press documented on aircraft operating in S.E. Asia in the late 70's. MiG-19s also carried this scheme.


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Model, Images and Text Copyright 2002 by Scott Head
Page Created 23 August, 2002
Last Updated 25 August, 2002

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