YA-10A Thunderbolt II

Matchbox sure did test my building skills on numerous occasions with this kit. It is safe to say that this was a love hate type situation. In my opinion, this did not turn out to be one of my best builds. There are more than a few blemishes that were unattended to. Given the circumstances, I am 100% okay with that. I think it still turned out well.
Final assembly went fast and somewhat easy. I didn’t add enough weight to the nose so I had to put in quite a bit more. The space behind the ejection seat is open, leaving plenty of room to drop more in. I added a few dummy bombs for some added contrast. Overall, it was an experience. I will keep my guard up when it comes to Matchbox kits in the future. Being a massive A-10 advocate, it was a must build. It’s the only prototype version available and I really did’t feel like scratch-building one. There are always the challenging ones and this one happened to be one of those.





13 thoughts on “YA-10A Thunderbolt II

  1. The proportions, especially around the cockpit, look different to me. Is that faithful to the “Y” prototype or a kit eccentricity?


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