1/48 Tamiya Douglas A-1J Skyraider

Gallery Article by Edward A. Fuquay on Dec 16 2003


Tamiya’s Douglas Skyraider is the best kit of this famed aircraft available in 1/48th scale. Detail is very good and assembly problems are non-existent. I built this kit straight out of the box and used the kit’s decals.  


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I used Modelmaster enamels for the upper camouflage pattern. I painted the black underside using Humbrol Satin Black enamel. Wheel hubs were painted using Aluminum Metalizer by Modelmaster. The rocket tubes were painted with a Gloss Black and Silver mixture. Rocket pods were finished in Olive drab and insignia red.   

This kit was a pleasure to build. Now it sits next to my Monogram AH-1 that I built ten years ago. Happy modeling,   

Edward A. Fuquay


Photos and text © by Edward A. Fuquay