Red Dog’s A-10C Thunderbolt II 1/32 trumpeter

Red Dog’s 32nd scale A-10C Thunderbolt II

As with every art, admirers have their preferences and like some artist’s creations more than anybody else’s. We at DN Models have couple modelers we look up to. Their art is what we consider as most inspiring, fascinating and deserving admiration. Red Dog is among them. He is well known modeler and if you are LSP or ARC forums member, you probably don’t need our intro regarding his work and skills. Red Dog’s latest and one of his greatest works is finally out and we are very happy to share it with you. It is A-10C from 354th FS, deployed in Turkey during Operation Inherent Resolve in 2017.

Red Dog’s A-10C Thunderbolt II 1/32 trumpeter

A-10 Thunderbolt in 32nd scale from Trumpeter is a challenging kit and despite what you might’ve read around the web, is not for everybody. It is most definitely far from the “TV dinner for a microwave” that initially was known for. The kit is with some challenging flaws and requires reworks and upgrades. If we know anybody capable of such intricate and time-consuming abilities, it is the abovementioned Red Dog.

Red Dog’s A-10C Thunderbolt II 1/32 trumpeter

The A-10 in 32nd scale is available solely from Trumpi and it is their way or the highway. And since Red Dog is famous for one taking challenges with ease, you can guess which road was taken. Of course, for more info on the matter you might want to visit RedDog’s Blog, where stages of the build of this kit wере generously shared with the public, but still, we will give you the short version, with the pictures of already built plane here. It was so inspiring when we first saw it, that we had to put it on our blog too.

Red Dog’s A-10C Thunderbolt II 1/32 trumpeter

As you can see, not only the execution of the kit is highly realistic, but it is also available in different pre-set positions, giving the chance to represent it in various flight conditions. If you look close enough, you will see the airbrakes open or close, which is tricky job for us, mere mortals. But if you look even closer, you will see that there are rivets, plastic mods and many more, about which you can learn more in Red Dog’s page.

Red Dog’s A-10C Thunderbolt II 1/32 trumpeter

The stand as you see it, is an engineering creation by itself, giving the option to sustain such a large and rather heavy model and present it in various in-flight positions. That is spiced up by a Remove Before Flight flag with a pin, which secures the desired state of flight in place. Some cool Warthog patches too. Pretty creative if you ask us. But even though surprisingly cool, this is not a surprise even by a long shot if you are familiar with Red Dog’s other projects.

Red Dog’s A-10C Thunderbolt II 1/32 trumpeter

With that said, we will leave you with the nice pictures that can easily fool you as being of a real jet and hopefully with the same level of inspiration that Red Dog left us with. We are perfectly aware that not all among us are capable of such artistic creations, but with that said and with the help & guidance of modelers of such level, there is always clear path for evolution and progress ahead of us. Well, not all of us will hit that bad boy in 32nd, but hey, there are plenty in the 48th scale coming our way. With some help and guidance, we can achieve levels close to that seen here. Luckily, Red Dog is one of those cool kids on the block that doesn’t shy from sharing and helping. Which, by the way was how we got in touch in the first place more than decade ago. He also makes neat decal projects and can be useful for many with that, if knowledge is not enough. But please, go check for yourselves. You’ll see how things are from first hand.

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Pictures are courtesy of Red Dog Models blog page.