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#1 daz greenwood

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 04:49 PM

it's a Hobby Boss A-7E which is one of my favourite A/C.

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#2 Seamus

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 05:06 PM

Excellent choice Daz, gotta love the SLUF :thumbsup:

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 05:11 PM

Nice one Daz, hopefully in those markings too :thumbsup:

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#4 daz greenwood

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 05:13 PM

Errrrrrr!

No it won't be in those markings it will be in the markings of CAG bird from VA-97.

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 05:53 PM

OK, I give in, why the SLUF????.


Daz,

I really like the A-7, the one at RIAT 07 painted up in the tigermeat scheme was awesome, you should have a blast with this one mate.


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Posted 02 January 2009 - 05:54 PM

Slow,Little Ugly Fecker !! :analintruder:

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 06:37 PM

Kinda guessed that after I had posted :D :wacko: .


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#8 daz greenwood

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 09:15 AM

Well guys and gals here are the sprue shots and the decals options for the A-7.

It looks to be a nice kit (that is until I get my grubby mitts on it).

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#9 daz greenwood

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 11:30 AM

Well this is going well so far!

The cockpit is assembled, as is the main wheel bay.

These are now ready for paint.

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 11:39 AM

good luck mate!

#11 daz greenwood

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 11:49 AM

Thanx Peri.

I'm enjoying it at the moment.

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 12:54 PM

Now the intake trunking and nose wheel bay.

I'm loving the detail in this kit.

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#13 Mish

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 01:06 PM

Looks good Daz, Nicely detailed kit by the looks of it.

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 01:06 PM

Looking pretty good so far Daz

#15 daz greenwood

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 01:08 PM

Thanx Mish.

It's lovely I'm enjoying it.

Tom.

I've always loved the A-7 family.

I just hope I can do it justice.

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 01:36 PM

Is it possible to have a closer pics of the decal sheet, and also from the instruction sheet to see the different markings offered?
It seems that there is an option for a VA who have taken part in operation Eagle Claw.

#17 daz greenwood

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 01:50 PM

Hi Antoine.

Happy New Year to you.

This is decal option one.

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And this is decal option two, and the one I will be modelling as it's a CAG bird.

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#18 daz greenwood

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 02:40 PM

Added some colour to the cockpit.

I'll add a wash to bring out the details later.

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 05:03 PM

Looks like great detail for 1/72. What are those open hatches forward of the main gear bays? Also, does it come with the option to have the wing in the riased position? I look forward to seeing more of this one, sure has the potential to be an excellent build. :)

#20 daz greenwood

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 05:12 PM

I think the panels are avionics panels.

And you can't do the wings folded unfortunately.

And the wing only raised on the F-8 from which the A-7 was derived.

And I'm enjoying the build so far.

Cheers Daz