Alfredo Jurado Thanks Ekki. Also an old project that I've finished back in 1995 during the war between Ecuador and Peru. In those years, there was no decals for this intended aircraft (FAP-152), so I had to look in my spare decals box for others. Soon I will be updating this model with Aztec Decals for this version.
For you to know, this aircraft was shot down in February 10th 1995 by an Ecuadorian Kfir serial FAE-905 (see my Kfir C-2 project) with a Shafrir II missile. The A-37B was split in two and the pilot could eject safely, but landed in a dense jungle and could not make it to return to his base nor was rescued and his body was found later. The canopy of this aircraft is in an exhibit in Aerospace Museum in Quito.
6. April 2017 at 23:44:22
Ekki Thanks for the additional information. Always very interesting.
I've got one of the Dragonflies in my stash as well and will build it eventually, not, after having seen yours, however in he Peruvian camouflage scheme but, probably, either in the Salvadorian or Chilean camouflage scheme.
7. April 2017 at 18:39:33
Alfredo Jurado Wait for the Ecuadorian schemes... either with South East Asia scheme or Europe One (Lizzard), jejeje
Kerry COX Ah, the 'Supertweet", and what a delight to see it this well built.
29. January 2016 at 21:38:43
Jonkka Thanks Kerry... I am not sure whether I mentioned it here but this kit isn't up to Trumpeter's usual quality, in fact it was quite a troublesome build.
30. January 2016 at 06:32:11
Kerry COX You would never know it to look at it. !!
I remember watching a video of the Cessna and that high pitched engine noise I now know is the reason they were called "Supertweet", just incredible.
Mike Grant That's a cool scheme for the A-37. Which paint colours?
26. March 2015 at 03:04:20
Günther Debiscop This is A-37A-CE 67-14525 of the 604th Air Commando Squadron, 3rd Tactical Fighter Wing, based at Bien Hoa, Vietnam in 1967-1968. It is preserved in the Museum of Aviation at Warner Robins AFB,GA. In the museum it has the normal SEA color scheme.
Printscale has a decal sheet with these markings. It is sheet #72-111.
JOHN THOMAS Hey Mike, all I can find on the colors is a Pale Blue over Light Gray. I do not have any FS numbers or a top view. I may have to mix my own colors. Gunther thanks for the info. I have been to the Warner Robins AFB Museum some years ago. I will have to go back and look at my photos. I am still in the research mode. Still looking for the best color match. This photos is from the Squadron book on the T-37/A-37. Thanks guys, I will post more photos when I get into the build.
Mike Grant Thanks for the info John and Günther. What's involved in backdating the 'B' to the 'A'?
26. March 2015 at 12:54:25
JOHN THOMAS Gunther thanks, I will check it out. Mike to back date the kit I will remove the pitot tube from the vertical tail and add it to the nose. I will not install the inflight refueling probe. I am sure there would be some internal differences that would not be seen. Mainly that is it very simple to do. I will just make a new pitot tube and add it to the front. Everything else would be the same.
26. March 2015 at 13:56:58
Mike Grant Thanks John, much appreciated. The SEA scheme has never really appealed to me but I really like the profile you've posted and am tempted to do one of these myself - some day...
26. March 2015 at 14:10:26
JOHN THOMAS OK, stay tuned project is just getting started
Tammy Jerrett @Bart -yes I have been slack even got that past mike. Its not visible though when the fuselage is glued together. Thanks for the feedback though I appreciate people picking these things up and letting me know. Yes I intend to do the Vietnam camo.
Dimitris P.K. Thanx.
My next steps, will be to add 5gr of nose weight, fit the instruments panel and tub to one half of the fuselage, add a thrust handle to the left seat and finally close the two parts of the fuselage. So much work for a little tiny Dragonfly
All in good time...
Bill Gilman That looks cool. I don't know this aerobatic team. How is this kit? I built the Hasegawa version ages ago.
21. January 2012 at 00:58:04
Wilfried Bogaerts Hi Bill, this is a rather enjoyable kit, nicely engraved panel lines, a lot of ordnance options. Check out my projects, I've build this little fella a couple of years ago with the 2nd decal option provided in the box (as I don't really like aerobatic team schemes...) The Black Eagles are the ROKAF display team
Philip De Keyser are you gone make it in these colours Wilfried ? This is a nice little looking plane, greetings Phil
5. January 2012 at 07:26:44
Wilfried Bogaerts Hi Philip, you mean the Black Eagles South Korean Display Team? No, that's not on my list, I do like some colour on my models but this is limited to nose- and tail-art or day-glo panels etc, but it must be an operational scheme. Those brightly coloured machines, however very attractive, are not my cup of tea. I do have 3 more of these ready for the spray-booth, one US machine in 3-tone Vietnam camo, 1 Chilean machine in desert colours and 1 El Salvador machine in a 2-tone green/green wrap-around scheme
5. January 2012 at 07:51:23
Wilfried Bogaerts must be: South-Vietnam instead of South-korea ofcourse ... too early for me ...
5. January 2012 at 07:59:51
Wilfried Bogaerts wrong again, it's the Republic Of Korea display team, oh my, sorry fella's
Holger Kranich A Cesna with full payload! Thats what i wanna see! Very nice one, Wilfried! Is this one from vietnam-aera? I love it!
5. January 2012 at 07:32:56
Wilfried Bogaerts Hi Holger, according to the instruction sheet this aircraft was based in South Korea, Osan Air Base, 1985. A Vietnam War Dragonfly is on my to do pile (completely build but awaiting the paint-job). These micro A-10s are really tiny so you can build loads of them without losing too much shelf space . The decals came from the box.