1/48 Trumpeter A-3B Skywarrior

Gallery Article by Shawn "phantom" Weiler on Dec 9 2016



This kit is HUGE. Not CC-130J in 1/48 HUGE but pretty darn big. Just thinking of the real thing landing on a carrier is a tad......wow. The kit itself is pretty much OOB with one big modification. I used a coat hanger to keep the wings in place. The kit stuff is very nice, if not fiddly. However in case I ever move I wanted the wings to be able to survive any out of the basement trips. They just slide in and out.

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The other add on is the Furball decals and canopy mask. Have one more of these in the stash for a day I can find some room on the shelves.

Added a couple group shots. The air wing shot back in late 59 early 60. A shot with the last of my 1/72 CVW-8 models. That one is going to the give-away pile. Then on the shelf......next to the cat litter.


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Photos and text by Shawn "phantom" Weiler