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Tony's 1/48 EA-6B Prowler...

Tony's 1/48 EA-6B Prowler...

...Tony Dill built the Italeri kit United States - Post Cold War

Tony Dill 211/10/2011 17:09:20
5491 forum posts
3135 photos
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Hi Guys
After considerable discussion in Robin''s seperate thread and much encouragement from various members here, I have decided to blog this kit, as I had per chance purchased it while on holiday in Cape Town recently.
As you may or may not know, this is the recently released Kinetic kit, but reboxed and provided with a stunning decal sheet printed by Cartograf, which to me is always a guarantee of quality.
There seems to have been quite a discussion about the price of the boxing by Italeri and as I understand it, in the UK, it sells for GBP60, which is a lot dearer than Kinetic. Here in SA, the kinetic kits are just about impossible to obtain and when you can they are quite expensive too, so for me this is the cheaper and better option....
To see Robin''s review of the kit, please go to Prowler and the spue shots will be visible there.


The 5 color options are provided for. I am at this moment tending towards either the USN option B of VAQ-135 "Black Ravens" USS Carl Vinson 1998 or option E, USMC WMAQ-2 "Death Jesters" MCAS Cherry Point, 1990.
These are the refernces I''ll be using.......

2 different copies of Military Aircraft Monthly which feature the Prowler. This is a reference magazine that I rate very highly.

Although this book is not EA-6B intensive it does deal with the entire A-6 family from the base aircraft, to the tanker version, the EA-6A as well as the EA-6B......and there are many parts that are common on the airframes, so I can glean something from it.
So there we are guys, the basic plan of action is laid down, and I''ll get an update in tomorrow.
Thanks for being here and I hope you''ll enjoy this one!

Edited By Tony Dill 2 on 11/10/2011 17:12:48

Tim White 111/10/2011 17:45:37
15142 forum posts
3013 photos
I'm in.
Robin Buckland11/10/2011 17:45:50
13417 forum posts
45643 photos
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Hi Tony,
Best of luck with your build . I'm looking forward to seeing this one.

Johnny Gers11/10/2011 17:53:33
13111 forum posts
3675 photos
In for this on Tony.

Thanks Johnny
Chris B11/10/2011 21:34:52
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I can't keep up with things on this forum at the best of times,Tony.....but I'm gonna sit in for this if I may.I have the Kinetic kit in the stash from last year at Telford.I'd be interested in any 'Back Seat' piccies you may be able to furnish us with for future refs
Neil doman11/10/2011 22:23:43
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1820 photos
Hi Tony.
Oh yes really looking forward to seeing this one progress.I have got the Kinetic version in the stash with a very nice aires cockpit just crying out to be fitted.
Keith Christie11/10/2011 22:31:51
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Looking forward to this one Tony, I'll be watching.
Best Regards
Andy Claesens11/10/2011 23:03:36
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Got my comfy chair in the crewroom ready & waiting.
John Mcatamney11/10/2011 23:19:05
155 forum posts
19 photos
Hi Tony,
I'll sit in on this one if I may. I've also got the Kinetic boxing of this kit.
Phil 'pips' Burnap12/10/2011 03:16:59
125 forum posts
156 photos
Hi Tony
Count me in, can't wait to see your progress

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