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A-4K NZ6205 (Early) Build 4 years 7 months ago #1

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Ok, I think I have everything I need to start this build in 1/32:

Trumpy- A4-4E Kit
Eduard - slats set (bit nervous about replacing all the wing vanes!), seat set and cockpit set
Resin (make?) seats
Old Models- decal set (also have the Ronin set for later A-4s- probably won't need)
Scale Aircraft Conversions- nose leg and separate wheel
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Inspiration - the picture on the front of the NZ Military Aircraft booklet I got in 1977!



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A-4K NZ6205 (Early) Build 4 years 7 months ago #2

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i do want that trumpy kit

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A-4K NZ6205 (Early) Build 4 years 7 months ago #3

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You manage to source a bent refuelling probe? The kit only comes with a straight one (as does the trumpy F model too, only the M comes with a bent probe) Or are you going to try and bend the kit one into shape?
Will be watching with interest...

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CyNaKyL wrote: Will be watching with interest...


Likewise. I'll be enjoying all these Scooter builds

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A-4K NZ6205 (Early) Build 4 years 7 months ago #5

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CyNaKyL wrote: You manage to source a bent refuelling probe? The kit only comes with a straight one (as does the trumpy F model too, only the M comes with a bent probe) Or are you going to try and bend the kit one into shape?
Will be watching with interest...


Easier to section it with a couple of angle cuts and then just rotate the middle segment before re-gluing and cleaning up. I did it in 1/72 once, should be easier in 32nd :) Measure carefully though, I think the cranked probe is slightly shorter in overall length than the straight one.

Prior to 1973 or so all the A-4K's had straight probes anyway.

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A-4K NZ6205 (Early) Build 4 years 7 months ago #6

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And this build will be prior to 1973 so no problems! :)

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its odd isnt it, the E box pic shows a bent probed aircraft. I thought the F version was closer to our old scooters, especially around the cockpit and nose cone.
If you carefully and slowly bend the straight probe by heating in hot water, it should shorten to the correct length as the angles will help there.
I will be watchin all the way on this one Ian. about to buy the F version.




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A-4K NZ6205 (Early) Build 4 years 7 months ago #8

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All good then! I knew they were delivered to NZ with straight probes but I always thought they got changed pretty soon after we got them, not 3 years down the line...

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Kiwimav wrote: its odd isnt it, the E box pic shows a bent probed aircraft. I thought the F version was closer to our old scooters, especially around the cockpit and nose cone.


Both the K and G were essentially F's but with various bits and pieces added or deleted according to RNZAF and RAN requirements. Externally though there is little difference around the cockpit and nose of the basic E/F airframe - the real differences single seater nose section wise are between the E/F and the noses of the earlier B/C versions, and the later M.

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A-4K NZ6205 (Early) Build 4 years 7 months ago #10

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IanW wrote: And this build will be prior to 1973 so no problems! :)


Don't forget the white drop tanks too or silver fern roundels if you are going for super early :)

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A-4K NZ6205 (Early) Build 4 years 6 months ago #11

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Sorry, won't be super early - kiwi roundels and camo drop tanks I think.

I'm going for the look of the A4 on the cover of that book in my first ostc - a very formative image for my young mind at the time!! :)

But still plenty of water to go under the (modelling) bridge before i get to that point! Trying to get my TEAL 1/144 DC-6 and RSAF 1/48 F-16D completed prior to start date!

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A-4K NZ6205 (Early) Build 4 years 5 months ago #12

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Ok, here's my start pick - just seems like a LOT of parts at the moment! :ohmy:

Not sure when I'll make a start, hopefully soon...

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A-4K NZ6205 (Early) Build 4 years 4 months ago #13

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Ok, my first update... compared to some others on this thread, I am miles behind after over a month!

Oh well, I've made a start bending and gluing photo-etch, hopefully get some paint on soon...



By the by, can anyone please point me in the direction of some detail pics of the canopy actuation area in the cockpit rear please?

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A-4K NZ6205 (Early) Build 4 years 4 months ago #14

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Not a sprint, matey... take it easy, build a good model !!

Ian.

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A-4K NZ6205 (Early) Build 4 years 2 months ago #15

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Ok, a little bit of progress! I'm about to glue the frong fuse halves together so thought I'd post a couple of pics.

A few small additions but mainly the Eduard colour etch set...





Don't know if I'll get finished by June! :)

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A-4K NZ6205 (Early) Build 4 years 2 months ago #16

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Pit is looking awesome with that PE and the air hose is incredible detail. Never seen something like that in a model before. B)

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A-4K NZ6205 (Early) Build 4 years 2 months ago #17

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Cheers Grover - it's part of a guitar string... can't remember if a low E or A though! :)

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A-4K NZ6205 (Early) Build 4 years 2 months ago #18

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Bloody clever. Bugger, I just changed my guitar strings and threw away the off-cuts :pinch:

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