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A Whale of a bomber (A-3B Skywarrior)


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Finished my A-3B bomber this evening. Started with the CollectAire 1/48 resin EA-3B, so I had to saw off the plain tail and convert the backside by adding the gun stinger and rear radar bulge. The side door and windows had to be eliminated and the nose "sharpened" a bit too. This is one of CA's better, later edition kits with the wingfold option, dropped flaps and slats, and PE parts for the cockpit. I chose these markings (Caracal decals) to match the CA resin A-5A Viglante bomber (converted from the RA-5C) I'd built some years ago.

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And in-progress pics...

Wing assembly test fitting

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Tail conversion work

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Side door and windows filled

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Engine assemblies

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The CA resin A-5A Viglante bomber that it matches...

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Comments, critiques, and questions welcome, as always! Cheers!
 

Gil :cool:

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