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Modern (1975-today)
Discuss the modern aircraft age from 1975 thru today.
Hosted by Kevin Brant
A-6E in 1/144
Virginia, United States
Joined: December 28, 2017
KitMaker: 42 posts
AeroScale: 40 posts
Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 02:17 AM UTC
Hi Builders,

I've been tending toward smaller and smaller builds lately, and here is my latest project. It is DML's A-6E in 1/144 done in VMA(AW)-533 scheme, built OOB.

I wasn't going for any particular era, although I'm guessing DML was aiming for a Gulf War scheme. I had a hard time finding any good USMC A-6 reference photos, so I used the painting guide that came with the kit. I used MM acrylic dark ghost gray over light ghost gray with the darker parts (leading edges and cockpit) painted in FS35237 medium gray. I vaguely remember paint jobs like this, but then that's when I was a youngster on Saratoga!!!

Lastly, here's the size comparison.