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Make the A10-Warthog Plastic Model

In this tutorial I take you through the steps of making this model. I show you the key points such as sub assemblies, gluing and painting.

I also have a video tutorial on this kit at the bottom of the page.

This is a Revell kit. It is 1:48 scale and a skill level two.

This is the exact kit that I bought on Amazon: Revell 1:48 A10 Warthog


The A-10 Warthog


WillNote from Will: I assume in this tutorial that you already have some model making experience. This tutorial is about making the Warthog. If you want to learn more about model making I have a beginners tutorial right here. In that tutorial I make an aircraft carrier and I cover all the basics from materials to tools, techniques, paints, glues and more.


The box

Here is the box. You can see it is a big box and that is because this is a big model! 1:48 scale is a nice scale. You get a model with some weight to it and some really nice details are possible. Let's open it up.


What's inside the box

The box contains the instruction booklet and a bag with all the parts. The bag includes all the sprues, the clear plastic parts and the decals.


All the parts on sprues

Here are all the parts. The black arrows show the clear plastic parts and the decals.


The decals

And here is a closer look at the decals.


Wash the sprues

Okay! We are going to continue on to the actual assembly. But before we do that it is recommended that you gently rinse the sprues in warm soapy water. This will remove any film and oil and make it much more receptive to glue and paint. This is an optional step.

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Watch the video tutorial here:



A 10 Warthog model by revell

Revell 1:48 A10 Warthog

Designed especially for close air support, the Warthog entered service in 1975. Literally built around the 30mm GAU-8 Gattling gun, the A-10 can also carry immense weapons loads under its wings and fuselage, including AGM 65 Maverick missiles. A highly survivable aircraft, the A-10 has redundant hydraulic systems backed up by manual systems; it can survive direct hits by armor piercing rounds. It flew 8,100 sorties during Desert Storm and has seen action in Afghanistan and was a key battlefield weapons system during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Features: Detailed interior with seated pilot and boarding ladder, ECM pod, cluster bombs, napalm tanks, Maverick missiles and centerline drop tank, decals included for LET'S ROLL. 1:48 Scale. Skill Level 2-requires paint and glue (not included).


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