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A-4F VA-152 'Wild Aces' 1970 4 years 7 months ago #2

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Wahoo another sky hawk build underway :)

So many of these birds getting built at once :cheer:

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A-4F VA-152 'Wild Aces' 1970 4 years 7 months ago #3

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Nice. Look forward to progress.

From memory, the Snakeyes in the Mono 2nd gen Harrier are Mk.81s.

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A-4F VA-152 'Wild Aces' 1970 4 years 7 months ago #4

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Hmmmm, I'll check that Craig, Thanks for the heads-up.

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Oh really Ian? :P

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Made a little progress today.

First I cut-down one of the 300gallon wing tanks, so it will sit on the centreline pylon, and fashioned a 'cap' for it from some old plastic card:





Next, I built the model, well the main bits anyways :whistle: :










All comments, queries and criticism welcome. More soon.

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A-4F VA-152 'Wild Aces' 1970 4 years 7 months ago #7

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Primer on:












Going to leave it a few days to dry thoroughly, then start with the white.

AFN

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A-4F VA-152 'Wild Aces' 1970 4 years 7 months ago #8

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Looking good Ian, I'm nearly up to the same point with my one...
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You're making good progress. Look forward to seeing it with some paint on.

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A-4F VA-152 'Wild Aces' 1970 4 years 6 months ago #10

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Two light coats of Tamiya matt white. Ready for a coat of glossy white now, that should be enough for the decals to sit on.











More soon, stay tuned.

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A-4F VA-152 'Wild Aces' 1970 4 years 6 months ago #11

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Looking all "white". Keep it coming Ian...
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CyNaKyL wrote: Looking all "white". Keep it coming Ian...


...Really, that's the best you can do ?? - I despair, I really do :P

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Yeah it's a work day and it's one of those "can't be arsed" ones... Us kiwi's do tend to lack the razor sharp wit that you poms exhibit on a regular basis also... :lol:
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CyNaKyL wrote: ... Us kiwi's do tend to lack the razor sharp wit that you poms exhibit on a regular basis also... :lol:


Yeah, I noticed that. I gave-up on 'Bon mot' & irony at work as I was the only one practicing them !!

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Yellow trim and red bits done today. As it's my birthday tmorrow, I may be allowed some bench-time tomorow afternoon to get the first Lt Gull Grey coat sprayed.

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Intake lips and slat bays already sprayed Tamiya enamel red, fin flash is Xtyracolour RAF Trainer Yellow, the grey is my very old and much thinned Xtracolour Lt Gull Grey.









Maybe more this evening, but more likely tomorrow. Stay tuned.

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A-4F VA-152 'Wild Aces' 1970 4 years 6 months ago #17

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Looking good Ian
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Coming along nicely Ian. Happy birthday for yesterday too! Facebook declined to tell me that it was yesterday... fail....
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Main painting done :woohoo:







Next, decals !!

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Looking nice Ian
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Nice Job Ian!!
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Looking good Ian
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Decals on:






Next, weathering (and there won't be too much of that :whistle: )

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Really comes alive with the decals on Ian... Looks great!
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Yeah looking awesome Ian

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Looking great Ian :)
She come to life with them decals added :cheer:
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Nice progress. Feel free to make your pictures larger though so we can see the work a little clearer. The forum software will resize to the necessary maximum size for you when you upload them.

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Looking really nice Ian
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Looking good Ian! I'll have to try and catch up as the garage has been way too hot and humid to spray lately. As well as my daughter starting the terrible two's a few months early, I haven't had a lot of time to do any modelling, other than working on my Meng Terminator while watching tv some nights...

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That is really cool Ian. I am now thinking I am going to have to do one of that era now lol
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Thanks DM (and everyone else), if you do decide to build a 'Vietnam' era Skyhawk, I got some spare decals from the CAM sheet you can have.

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