1/48 Italeri A-10A Hawg Smoke 2006

Gallery Article by Laurent “angus” Beauvais on Mar 25 2020



I do not submit all my models, but this one took me….. 11 years, from March 2009 to March 2020. I did first send to the waste basket the Monogram kit after failing to engrave it, then I did work 3 years on this kit but desperate by all the rivets to recreate, put it aside. Then last year I did finally restarted it to finish it.

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It is the Italeri kit, with the old Verlinden detail kit dedicated to the Monogram kit (adjustments requested), plus Quickboost air intake.

Decals are from Authentic Decals, I wanted to make a A, dirty grey one from the 23rdFG. 

What I have done in summary:

  • various detailing

  • All flaps down and airbrakes opened: not common but it happens.

  • manual recreation of all rivets in hollow. It’s not true, but ate the end it looks fine (to me at least)

  • Re-sculpting of the nose completely wrong

Hope you like this nasty bird.

Laurent “angus” Beauvais

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Photos and text © by Laurent “angus” Beauvais