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Tamiya 1/48 Douglas A-1H Skyraider
This model is a Tamiya 1/48 Douglas A-1H Skyraider. I had this kit for a long time but wanted to do a modification.
different scheme than those provided with the kit.
While doing some research online, I came across the story of L.CDR Ed Greathouse of VA-25 on the USS Midway and
his dropping of a “Toilet Bomb” on North Vietnam. The sight of an A-1H with a toilet hung on a wing hard point sealed
the deal on how I was going to paint and mark my Skyraider. The search was now on for the markings. As luck would
have it, Aeromaster sheet 48-530 had the markings for the aircraft and it’s special bomb and I was able to obtain a set
from a gentleman on Hyperscale.
The next item was to figure out how to replicate the toilet and attachment bars in 1/48 scale. A discussion about this
aircraft was on the Zone Five website and this proved to supply what I needed. Hasegawa had issued the old
Monogram Skyraider kit with additional parts to make up the toilet bomb and carriage. A fellow modeler on that site
had the parts and cast copies for me so I was ready to build my own “Toilet Bomber”.