by Hubert Ortinger
Tamiya's 1/48 scale Skyraider is available online from
Here is my 1/48 scale Skyraider, which is my most recently finished model.
The unit is VA-145 in July 1958 but the pilot and location is unknown
The folded wing mechanism is a mix of Cutting Edge, Airwaves and a lot of
additional scratchbuilding. No detail set works alone! They are not good enough
by themselves. I did not use the outer wing panels from Cutting Edge as I felt
they were too heavy (solid resin), with not enough holes and the quality of the
engraved panel lines did not match the standard of the kit parts.
I am very proud of the rear wheel, which was dismantled and rebuilt as
completely new (greetings to Bernhard Schrock). For some other details I used
the Eduard photo-etched set.
The Eagle Strike decal sheet was the best I have ever worked with. It was
extremely thin and lithe.
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Article Copyright © 2002 by Hubert
Page Created 18 October 2002
Last updated 18 October 2002
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