The third installment of the Warthog Project is the A-10A from the 103rd Fighter Squadron’s 80th anniversary. Building this kit provided a nice challenge in painting the lightning bolt instead of using the provided decals. I did end up having a few issues that needed to be fine-tuned but it worked out for the most part. Another mishap of my own doing was the darker gray color. I used up the remaining color on the A-10C build and had to mix my own color for this one. The new color looked dead on in the bottle but came out darker than I had intended. It’s a minor error that I really don’t think affects the build much. In my opinion, it came out pretty decent.
Aside from the anniversary markings, this was a normal A-10 kit. To be honest, I bought this kit never intending on building this version. The scheme was not a favorite of mine but eventually it grew on me and I had to attempt it. The kit itself had the same minor problems as the rest along with the same benefits as well. With three down, I still haven’t tired from building this great plane.