A-36 Apache

 

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When Accurate Miniatures started up, the A-36 Apache was its first airplane model.  The buzz was the kit was very good and the company was going to be a major factor in the hobby market.  The choice of subject matter was a bit of a surprise ... I would have thought a new model company would enter the market with a more mainstream selection. 

I didn't know much about the service history of the plane and I built it straight out of the box to see what Accurate Miniatures had done.  I was not disappointed.  The markings are from the kit decal sheet.  Paints are AeroMaster's "U.S. Neutral Gray 43" and "U.S. OD 41 Faded ANA 613". All-in-all this was a good experience and Accurate Miniatures went on to become one of the premier kit makers. 

I would be remiss if I didn't mention my correspondence with the first owner, Bill Bosworth.  Several times I wrote either to ask for a new decal sheet (the one in the kit had a smear), a replacement for misshapen parts, or just to recommend a kit subject.  Each time I received a prompt response accompanied by a personal letter from Bill.  Under Bill's leadership Accurate Miniatures produced state of the art models of subjects which appeal to me ...the Mustang, Dauntless, Avenger, and Mitchell...and these have found a place in my collection. 

Bill, good luck wherever you are!

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