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AZ Models TA-4H/K Skyhawk modelled to TA-4J VF-45 Aggressor 4 years 7 months ago #1

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Ok, so this is going to be my first entry into the group build. The paint scheme is pretty simple so I am going to be focusing on making it as weathered as possible without trying to go too far lol:)



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AZ Models TA-4H/K Skyhawk modelled to TA-4J VF-45 Aggressor 4 years 7 months ago #2

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Nice choice - got my attention.

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Can't wait to see this progress...

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I have a couple of pictures of it from the web:
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That's a nice looking bird there, decent canvas for some weathering too...

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That jet has character. From the VF-45 fighting duck, to the chopped centreline tank, to the scruffy paint work and the nice new green modex. Looks like a nice jet and one to have some fun with.

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You're going to have fun with that one, DM.

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Thanks guys. Yeh there is going to be a fair amount of experimentation with getting the weathering the way I have it in my mind lol

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So have been busy today with making this thing into an aircraft lol. Have started on the painting of the cockpit. The resin parts that come with the kit are awesome but, there is always a but, I noticed that the kit didn't come with ejection seats :cheer: :cheer: but luckily I have a few in my amongst my spares and found 2 nice resin ones that will fit the bill perfectly.




Though it is a nice looking kit, on checking it over I have found that the plastic is incredibly thick, like over a millimetre thick! So there is going to have to be a fair amount of sanding on all the trailing edges to get close to the correct representation. I have also decided to cut the rudder off so I can thin this down properly. Crossed fingers it works out ok lol





Notice the thickness on the intakes:

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This is turning in to a goo challenge for me. The amount of thinning I am having to do is quite a bit but I am getting there. I have removed the rudder and thinned it out to a more believable thickness, next will be the wings and the wheel wells.


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:sick: Ahhh, the joys of 'limited run' kits !! - you're doing a good job there, DM.

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Progress so far:


There have been quite a few gaps just from poor fit/moulding but I have filled all with styrene and filler and it is coming along quite nicely. Juts have to do a bit of sanding and re-scribing and it should be ready for paint in the next couple of days.
The rudder has been sorted and looks a tad more realistic (hopefully) as I have rounded off the inside edge and re modelled the hinges:
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Nice work DM. Im sure we remember the struggles more fondly than the kits that fall in place. I hope.... :unsure:
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Looking good DM
I'm sure it's going to look great when done. :)
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A little bit more progress:


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My photos aren't the best, sorry guys. All done with my phone lol

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Nice work DM :)
Getting near the add some colour stage :P

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Keep it coming, friend.

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I have got to get a decent camera, as the cockpit looks pretty good in the flesh. But thanks guys:)

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Camo on:
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Looking very good, DM.

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Nice DM!!

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Well, I was hoping to have this thing finished by now but have run into a problem. Because of the poor fit of the canopy frame I ended up with some very unusual gaps. I did my best to fill and sand what I could but I wasn't able to get all. So, since painting a lot of overspray managed to sneak its way through a couple of the seams so I have now had to sand back and remove the main canopy to clean the overspray off. So expect to see the finished bird (with gap in canopy, unfortunately) within the next week or so. ;) ;)

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Timely reminder for me to check the fitting of the glass when I get mine out together.

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AZ Models TA-4H/K Skyhawk modelled to TA-4J VF-45 Aggressor 4 years 3 months ago #25

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Sorry this has been so long in the making but I have just been overwhelmed at work and unfortunately this little beasty has had to go by the way side for a bit. Had a little bit of time to do a few things to it over the last couple of days. Almost done..........
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Man that came-together nicely. Must be on short finals now !!

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Looking very nice DM. Nice job!

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Well done DM, great looking "scooter" you have there, I like this a lot.





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We don't mind waiting for top quality work like that DM.
Good stuff mate!
The finish line's in sight ...

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Looking very nice. I do like that scheme with the VF-45 blackbird on the tail

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