Trumpeter 1/32 A-4F Skyhawk as an RNZAF A-4K

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1 year 5 months ago - 1 year 5 months ago #121 by KitModellerNZ
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My least favourite part of building jet kits is now complete – airbrushing the white undercarriage legs B). All decals, except for the underwing pylons is now complete. I removed the incorrect decals mentioned earlier with white spirits and a polish with a microfine sanding pad to remove any remaining decal film and applied the replacements.
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1 year 5 months ago #122 by KitModellerNZ
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Decals now applied to everything except for the drop tanks. They still need a bit more airbrush work and a gloss coat. Decals have conformed nicely over the kit details. The outer wing decals behave after several dousings with Mr Mark Softer and Setter solutions.

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1 year 4 months ago - 1 year 4 months ago #123 by KitModellerNZ
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Got a lot done over the weekend, considering the housework I needed to get out of the way. Mixed up an enamel wash and applied it to the gear legs, painted the nose wheel (what were Trumpeter thinking when they molded the wheel with the leg???), finished painting and decalling the drop tanks, modifying the parachute flap as the kit one is incorrect. I also airbrushed the exhaust with Mr Metal Stainless – love that stuff.

I have had some interest in my decals, as far aways as Laguna Beach, California :)
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1 year 4 months ago - 1 year 4 months ago #124 by KitModellerNZ
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She's coming together fast now. I finished painting up a whole lot of the smaller parts last night – nose wheel, refuelling probe, tail hook, gear doors, flare bays, airbrake actuators, exhaust weathering, etc etc. Nice to have some relaxing time at the bench now that all of the decals are sorted.

I'm already thinking which kit to start next – Tamiya 1/32 F-16, Spitfire Mk.XVI, Mossie... or maybe I'll order another Trumpeter Skyhawk or the P-47 Razorback... decisions, decisions
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1 year 4 months ago #125 by Nosferatu
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Cant wait to see the end result!! I vote for the Razorback next!!

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1 year 4 months ago #126 by Grant
F-16!
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1 year 4 months ago #127 by CyNaKyL
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I'm with Grant, Viper next!

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1 year 4 months ago - 1 year 4 months ago #128 by KitModellerNZ
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Looking like it might be the F-16 next since I'm in a jet fighter mood right now (still need to paint up the F/A-18 too).

I'm hoping to knock the Skyhawk on the head this weekend. Basically just need to gloss the decals, apply the panel line wash, finish painting up the ejection seat which I started detail painting last night, apply a matte coat and finish final assembly... No rush though... how many months have I already spent on this 'quick' build? :blush:
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1 year 4 months ago - 1 year 4 months ago #129 by KitModellerNZ
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I just have to fit the refuelling probe, canopy and the aerial behind the canopy and on the tail end now.

Aerial scratch built from a missile fin from the Trumpeter Mig-29 kit, plasticard and white glue to add the shape at the base.





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1 year 4 months ago #130 by Craig Sargent
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Looking very nice.

One small tweak you might like to make, given the amount of effort you've already put in to this build, is to remove the small bumps on top of the underwing pylon sway braces. Unlike most aircraft where the pads have a thread that can be screwed on to the store, the A-4 had screws inside the pylon fairings that adjusted the travel of the sway brace. Every Skyhawk kit manufacturer seems to think they had traditional pads and moulds the screw thread protruding from the top.

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1 year 4 months ago #131 by KitModellerNZ
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Thanks Craig. I will have a look at removing those tonight.

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1 year 4 months ago #132 by Grant
This is coming together very nicely. I received some decals earlier in the week. They look fantastic and very professionally done. I can't wait to use them. :whistle:
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1 year 4 months ago #133 by Viperbuilder
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CyNaKyL wrote: I'm with Grant, Viper next!


Viper...what a good idea. Did I ever tell you that I like Vipers?

The big Squark is looking really nice now KM. I look forward to seeing this on the table in November.

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1 year 4 months ago - 1 year 4 months ago #134 by KitModellerNZ
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Calling this one done. Will take some decent photos over the weekend.









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1 year 4 months ago #135 by Maarten
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'' I could sense things were about to kick off, so I got out of there !''


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1 year 4 months ago #136 by Bishop
SWEET AS!!! I’ve really enjoyed watching this.

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1 year 4 months ago - 1 year 4 months ago #137 by KitModellerNZ
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Next up is the Tamiya 1/32 F-16... or... maybe the Revell 1/32 Ju-88 or Hasegawa Fw190F-8 :whistle:
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1 year 4 months ago #138 by CyNaKyL
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I wonder where they are coming from then... :whistle:

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