1/72 Airfix AD-6 Skyraider

Gallery Article by Paolo De Sanctis on Nov 7 2011


No account is necessary for a well known aeroplane like the Douglas A1 Skyraider.  The model I've built is the aged, but still valid Airfix one.  Except for the upgraded cockpit, which includes dashboard, cloche and pedals, I built it straight OB. Is a fun kit to assemble and it doesn't need too much filler. 


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The colours employed was among the Humbrol range, being its scheme quite simple: Dark Gull Gray upper surfaces and White undersides; I applied it a set of Superscale decals to represent an AD-6 machine, Bu. N. 139633 belonging to the VA 145 "Swordsman" embarked on USS. CVG-14 long ago in 1961.

I hope you'll like my little work.  Many greetings from Italy! 

Paolo De Sanctis

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Photos and text by Paolo De Sanctis