Here is a 1/48-scale kit of a jet that never flew; the government cancelled the project because of cost overruns and other contractual problems.
Some more pictures showing the armament and the sleek shape of the A-12.
This was my first resin kit and was a learning experience to say the least. I used Tamiya acrylic paints to airbrush the finish and had a friend scribe the nameplate with a NC milling machine. The only major problem was the resin hinges; I replaced them all with .010 thick brass and was pleased with the results. This was also my first paid project. The customer is a vice-president of a law firm that actually worked on the case with the government.
The cockpit was loaded with details and took the most time to complete.
Photos and text © by Dan Duna