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  1. Thanks mate, there were a couple on eBay but the price was ridiculous - around $70-80 USD . Mine was around $20 USD - purchase within Australia (albeit, the new decals cost that too !!). If you're happy to wait, one may come up cheaper maybe in an opened damaged box. Hope one pops up for you !! Cheers JJ
  2. Thanks Harold, Your reply peaked my curiosity and sent me on a google-athon !! I also wondered how they fly (especially from carriers) with so much load. Looking through images, I found the most common Navy images on take off were the 2 x tanks and maybe sidewinders, and on landing, just the 2 x tanks, and most of the images of the fully loaded version were Marines. Maybe something in that ? Perhaps there are A-4 buffs here that can confirm the loadouts v the performance ? Cheers JJ Cheers mate
  3. Cheers Gary, hope you get to your kit soon enough, also appears this kit variant is from your part if the globe !!
  4. 1:48 Monogram OA-4M Skyhawk - Outlaws Gday my BM mates !! Here's my latest build, the 1:48 Monogram OA-4M Skyhawk. This version is MCAS Yuma with a few changes as explained below. This kit is a real old one from the mid-80s (most awesome time in life huh ?).... The kit was actually really nicely detailed, I could only imagine it was a high end kit all those years ago. If you pick one of these up you may be lucky to get a good decal set however my decals were shot... fell apart and the glue was a mere white putty !! As luck had it, Furball had a complete set of A4 decals that included my variant. I've taken a little artistic licensing with the markings based on what I had to try to keep the low-viz theme. I also recycled IP decals from other kits as I couldn't find ant added goodies for the OA-4M variant so mostly OOB. Overall, a great old kit I enjoyed thoroughly.... WIP is here: Hope you like it. Cheers JJ Hope you liked it... Thanks for watching.. Cheers JJ
  5. Bit of wash on the landing gear bays.. This was the stage where I was ready to do my favorite stage of decals but it was not to happen... At this stage I ordered the Furball decals and went onto do the underside as there weren't any (but one) decals there... I used some spare decals for the fuel tanks and ammo. And now for the waiting.... decals coming from US... And they've arrived, great set of decals, getting the job done now.. All done !! Hope you liked it, RFI is here: Cheers JJ
  6. 1:48 Monogram OA-4M Skyhawk - Outlaws Gday my BM mates !! Here's my latest build, the 1:48 Monogram OA-4M Skyhawk. This version is MCAS Yuma with a few changes as explained below. This kit is a real old one from the mid-80s (most awesome time in life huh ?).... The kit was actually really nicely detailed, I could only imagine it was a high end kit all those years ago. If you pick one of these up you may be lucky to get a good decal set however my decals were shot... fell apart and the glue was a mere white putty !! As luck had it, Furball had a complete set of A4 decals that included my variant. I've taken a little artistic licensing with the markings based on what I had to try to keep the low-viz theme. I also recycled IP decals from other kits as I couldn't find ant added goodies for the OA-4M variant so mostly OOB. Overall, a great old kit I enjoyed thoroughly.... Hope you like the build. Cheers JJ Getting started on the cockpit.... Getting the fuselage and wings together and some weight in the nose Thought I'd try something different with the rear cockpit, put some masking tape on the seam... Getting some white on before primer... Had to fix this one gap and re-prime Finishing the priming... Preshading.. Doing some metallic colors and shading... Wheels.. Starting the main painting... And the start of epic masking for the different cammo lines...
  7. Hi mate, looks great so far. Is that a canopy decal with pilots helmet above ?? Never seen anything like this before. Not sure I'm a big fan as you would certainly get more detail out of doing the cockpit yourself, especially where you're heading with the added detail. Maybe its something that would be used for a more "low detail" desktop display ? Look forward to following the build. Cheers JJ
  8. Mate, hands down, best Starfighter I've seen, nice work !! Cheers JJ
  9. Cheers mate, my main lesson was not to drink wine and apply the nozzles as I had the the wrong way around and very nearly wedged them in place too. Turns out there is a front and a rear... so ended up having a little paint rework/hangover the contend with !!
  10. Thanks mate, you've hit the nail on the head with the weathering.. This is one my my development areas as I'm either too much covering over the pre-shading, or too little. In this case, it was too little but its certainly one of the fun bits for me as the variations have endless possibility ! Cheers JJ
  11. Mate, that is a great space. When my wife and I brought our house 15 years ago, I managed to snaffle the best room - the theatre room, which became my music room. Only problem is that its so crammed with music gear and memorabilia that I can't squeeze anything else in. I do my modelling pretty much centrally in the house at the dining table with a pretty much mobile set up where everything is stored in a tool chest on casters. I guess the upside for me is that I get to be amongst the family although the constant discharge of the air brush compressor causes them including the cats much grief !!
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