PaperModelers.com

Go Back   PaperModelers.com > Card Models > Model Builds > Aviation

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-11-2023, 07:12 AM
ricleite ricleite is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,594
Total Downloaded: 0
A-10 gpm 1/33

The A-10 Thunderbolt II, affectionately called Warthog, needs no introduction. It has been around for quite some time and, being an eye-catching subject, several paper kits have been devoted to it.
GPM’s kit dates from 2019. I was lucky to get a copy from GPM before it went out of print. The green/grey/charcoal camouflage scheme is my favourite and is excellently rendered in the kit. By the way, the kit is very, very ambitious. I counted over 2000 parts. The real number is illusive, as many parts are optional. Some may be used instead of others or not used at all. Anyway, there is much more than enough to keep anyone happy for a long time.
I bought a complete set, including the “basic” kit, the laser cut structure and laser cut details, provided in several sheets of coloured paper, and the plastic canopy.
The first pictures, as usual, show the kit.
Attached Thumbnails
A-10 gpm 1/33-10a-c001.jpg   A-10 gpm 1/33-10a-c002.jpg   A-10 gpm 1/33-10a-c003.jpg   A-10 gpm 1/33-10a-c004.jpg   A-10 gpm 1/33-10a-c005.jpg  

A-10 gpm 1/33-10a-c006.jpg   A-10 gpm 1/33-10a-c007.jpg   A-10 gpm 1/33-10a-c008.jpg   A-10 gpm 1/33-10a-c009.jpg   A-10 gpm 1/33-10a-c010.jpg  

Reply With Quote
Google Adsense
  #2  
Old 10-11-2023, 10:40 AM
Isaac's Avatar
Isaac Isaac is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 8,889
Total Downloaded: 679.43 MB
It will be a very impressive model with lots of detail.

Enjoy the build.


Isaac
__________________
My gallery [http://www.papermodelers.com/gallery...v-r-6&cat=500]
Recent buildsMeteor F1, Meteor F8, Mig-Ye8, NA Sabre, A-4E Skyhawk,Mig-15 red, Mig-17 repaint
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-13-2023, 07:08 AM
ricleite ricleite is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,594
Total Downloaded: 0
I hope so, Isaac
The kit includes plenty of ordnance, much more than the maximum that can be carried at the same time. I choose to assemble it all and decide later what to hang from the plane.
The pictures show a pair of huge GBU-10 bombs. I noted that the parts are printed in the direction that makes curvatures harder to achieve, which is a pity. Well, that’s how life is. On the other hand, the laser cut card formers spare a lot of cutting time.
Attached Thumbnails
A-10 gpm 1/33-10a-c011.jpg   A-10 gpm 1/33-10a-c012.jpg   A-10 gpm 1/33-10a-c013.jpg   A-10 gpm 1/33-10a-c014.jpg   A-10 gpm 1/33-10a-c015.jpg  

A-10 gpm 1/33-10a-c016.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-13-2023, 07:35 AM
paperengineer's Avatar
paperengineer paperengineer is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Asheville, North Carolina
Posts: 2,015
Total Downloaded: 1.06 GB
hardships or not, very clean and promising work so far!
__________________
PAPERENGINEER
Designs in progress:

-C-2A Greyhound
-Br.1050 Alize
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-13-2023, 08:29 AM
MacSongLi's Avatar
MacSongLi MacSongLi is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 6,009
Total Downloaded: 938.13 MB
Great work on the GBU-10. Nice and clean.

Gary
__________________
"Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything" - Wyatt Earp

Design Group Alpha
https://ecardmodels.com/vendors/design-group-alpha
Reply With Quote
Google Adsense
  #6  
Old 10-14-2023, 09:03 AM
Tino's Avatar
Tino Tino is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Portugal
Posts: 401
Total Downloaded: 52.85 MB
Ooh!
This will gonna be so interesting Ricardo.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-18-2023, 07:11 AM
ricleite ricleite is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,594
Total Downloaded: 0
Thanks for the comments
The first picture shows the wheel blockers. On the other, there is some more ordnance: a couple of BLU-27, a large external fuel tank and an ECM pod.
Attached Thumbnails
A-10 gpm 1/33-10a-c017.jpg   A-10 gpm 1/33-10a-c018.jpg   A-10 gpm 1/33-10a-c019.jpg   A-10 gpm 1/33-10a-c020.jpg   A-10 gpm 1/33-10a-c021.jpg  

Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-18-2023, 07:39 AM
Erik Zwaan's Avatar
Erik Zwaan Erik Zwaan is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Leiden area, The Netherlands
Posts: 2,931
Total Downloaded: 37.67 MB
Excellent choice and a very good start Ricardo!

Erik
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-20-2023, 07:07 AM
ricleite ricleite is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,594
Total Downloaded: 0
@ Erik - I guess this choice will be popular here
Continuing with the ordnance, today’s pictures show a couple of Sidewinders and GBU bombs. I had to delaminate the missile bodies. Otherwise, it would be impossible to roll them properly. A paper roll inside helped to get the correct shape.
Attached Thumbnails
A-10 gpm 1/33-10a-c022.jpg   A-10 gpm 1/33-10a-c023.jpg   A-10 gpm 1/33-10a-c024.jpg   A-10 gpm 1/33-10a-c025.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-20-2023, 07:11 AM
Texman's Avatar
Texman Texman is offline
ADMINISTRATOR
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 7,520
Total Downloaded: 1.79 GB
You're doing a great job. I have this kit and your build will serve as a great guide.
What did you use for the paper roll in the sidewinders? Looks like a candy stick.
__________________
Ray

Respect the Paper, RESPECT IT!
GET OFF MY LAWN!
Reply With Quote
Google Adsense
Reply

Tags
1/33, a-10, gpm

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:34 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Parts of this site powered by vBulletin Mods & Addons from DragonByte Technologies Ltd. (Details)
Copyright © 2007-2023, PaperModelers.com