Blame it on Desert Storm. Blame it on Flight of the Intruder. Blame it on my own predilection toward ungainly and ugly and fearsomely effective aircraft. Whatever the case, the A-6 Intruder is one of my favorite aircraft, period. And almost certainly my favorite carrier-based aircraft.
I knew from the moment Trumpeter announced their 1/32 Intruders that doing one would be in the cards, but it still took awhile. I originally got started on it in 2015, but just ran out of steam. For whatever reason, 2020 just seemed like the right time to bring it back out and go down its very large rabbit hole.
21 videos and something like 6 months later, I finally took it off the bench. Easily one of my most…expansive projects to date. Check out the whole playlist below:
Precisely because I put so much into the video side of this build, it received barely a mention here on the blog. Which on the one hand, kinda sucks. But on the other hand, I’m only one person, with plenty of other things occupying my time, and sometimes something’s gotta give. Keeping various online platforms in perfect sync is often one of those things.
But for those who haven’t been up on the A-6E Intruder, here are a few photos and some links to the highlights of the build videos. Enjoy.