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TOPIC: K2's A-4E VA 212 1/72 Hasegawa *FINISHED*

K2's A-4E VMA 211 1/72 Hasegawa 4 years 4 months ago #31

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Cheers Bishop. Will be looking forward to doing this in 1/48 one day. I'll be able to put much more detail in. This being quite an old kit is being a bit difficult.

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K2's A-4E VMA 211 1/72 Hasegawa 4 years 4 months ago #32

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Great stuff K2. Man 1:72 skyhawk looks tiny, unless you have massive hands. :woohoo:

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grover wrote: Great stuff K2. Man 1:72 skyhawk looks tiny, unless you have massive hands. :woohoo:


Well, you know what they say about big hands..... Big gloves!!

Yeah, she's a tiny wee bird... Much rather the bigger scale, but this is good for research, and also just getting a kit out of the stash done :)

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K2's A-4E VMA 211 1/72 Hasegawa 4 years 4 months ago #34

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Tonights progress. Fuel tanks and missiles attached. Fuel probe Painted stripey. Landing gear is in the process of touch ups, but will be attaching it after I have clear coated the top. Tail fin has also been painted accurately

Very close to being done






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K2's A-4E VMA 211 1/72 Hasegawa 4 years 4 months ago #35

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Nice, the barber pole refuelling probe in particular looks awesome.
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Xtr3meNZer wrote:

grover wrote: Great stuff K2. Man 1:72 skyhawk looks tiny, unless you have massive hands. :woohoo:


Well, you know what they say about big hands..... Big gloves!!


True. My hands aren't that small either but 72 is my preferred scale, go figure :)

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Cheers Mumbles - That barbers pole was a pain in the butt... I should have painted it before it was attached lol. oh well - next time!!

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Disaster has struck... the decals are too old, and are not coming off... no matter how long I leave them in the water for. I then forced it off, and the cardboard backing just split, instead of the actual slide transfer - leaving a very thin layer of the cardboard on the bottom of the decal. I tried this with three different decals, and all are doing the same.

I need some new decals off anyone please? I will pay for them or whatever, but unfortunately the set I have is not able to be used :( If I have to change the squadron that will be ok, but I would rather not repaint her...

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K2's A-4E VMA 211 1/72 Hasegawa **ASSISTANCE NEEDED** 4 years 4 months ago #39

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I have the decals from the Italeri kit I converted. You can have those.

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K2's A-4E VMA 211 1/72 Hasegawa **ASSISTANCE NEEDED** 4 years 4 months ago #40

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That would be much appreciated mate. PM to be sent. What squadrons are they?

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Xtr3meNZer wrote: That would be much appreciated mate. PM to be sent. What squadrons are they?




You should be able to make use.

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Well PM has been sent thanks mate

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K2's A-4E VMA 211 1/72 Hasegawa **ASSISTANCE NEEDED** 4 years 4 months ago #43

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Tried to post a pic off the phone but it didn't work. I'll sort it out tomorrow.
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Sorry to hear about the decals. Can't help there, but did find these which are likely not much use now...

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Cheers, the 2nd option was the one I was going to be making - I can't believe you found the actual pic... I couldn't google it for the life of me... Well done!

I don't think I will be able to go on with this version now though. Grant is sending me another set, so when I get that I will be able to finish her off!! :)

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Decals received! Thank you Grant. I can finish her off now!

I don't suppose you could take a pic of the instructions for the decals so I have something to go off? I'll try find the instructions later if unable.

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Sorry, I already binned it.

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Not a problem, will see what I can find online.

Thanks again Grant for these decals

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Xtr3meNZer wrote: Not a problem, will see what I can find online.

Thanks again Grant for these decals


I've got a copy of the Italeri instructions if you want a pic or a scan.

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If you could that would be great. Funny enough though, my instructions have got the same decals - but it would be good to see the actual italeri instructions.

Guys - mini vote: The VA 212 scheme is slightly different from the VMA 211 scheme I had planned. The 212 scheme has a plain white tail fin, and the barber pole fuel probe at the front is plain colouring. I would like to keep the barbers pole (as it took so long, and looks really good) but would it be better to go for accuracy, and paint the tail fin plain white?

I'm looking at your guys thoughts is all :)

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So... should I go the full white tail, and re-do the fuel probe, or leave it as is?

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K2's A-4E VA 212 1/72 Hasegawa *QUESTION* 4 years 4 months ago #52

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I'd probably repaint those parts. But if you like the way it is, just bluff that it was a shoet term undocumented scheme on this bird. :P

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Xtr3meNZer wrote: So... should I go the full white tail, and re-do the fuel probe, or leave it as is?


I personally wouldn't change it as I've painted spirals before and it's a royal pain and with how good the probe looks it would be a shame to hide it

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Xtr3meNZer wrote: If you could that would be great. Funny enough though, my instructions have got the same decals - but it would be good to see the actual italeri instructions.


Apologies for pics rather than scans.

My set of the Italeri instructions for the 1/72 kit. Prepare to be underwhelmed:


Seriously, that's it for the VA-212 option, unless you want to include the boxart. Fortunately Tamiya included a slightly more useful plan when they reboxed the Italeri kit with the same option:
www.1999.co.jp/eng/image/10001555t1/60/2

For the second option the back of the box is a bit more comprehensive.

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Cheers for that Mumbles. I got most of it done last night, by looking at pictures of the actual aircraft lol. Hopefully it's accurate. I ended up painting the tail fin white, but I couldn't part with the barbers pole fuel probe.

I have a couple of things to add, the front landing gear "cover" and a couple of little things.

This is where it's at currently. When I finish it tonight/this afternoon, will put some pics up, and add to the gallery :)

Sorry for bad quality, was taken last night on my phone.
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K2's A-4E VA 212 1/72 Hasegawa *QUESTION* 4 years 4 months ago #56

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Looking nice K2 B)
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Well done on getting across the line K2! Looks like great result!!..

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K2's A-4E VA 212 1/72 Hasegawa *QUESTION* 4 years 4 months ago #58

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Very impressive sitting there. I'm loving this group build.

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K2's A-4E VA 212 1/72 Hasegawa *FINISHED* 4 years 4 months ago #59

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Great job mate... glad you got the decals sorted B)

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K2's A-4E VA 212 1/72 Hasegawa *FINISHED* 4 years 4 months ago #60

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Yes, a good outcome.
Looking forward to seeing more photos.

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