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    It just came off in my hand, Chief.
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  1. I can't seem to find the link which somebody kindly provided to the 'Tailhook Topics' which identified the various little mods and additions one could make to improve the Airfix A-4B. I have resorted to searching it out for myself, and will just pop a link in here for my own reference. Thanks and apologies to the original GB'er. http://tailspintopics.blogspot.com/2012/07/new-airfix-172-4b4p-modeling-notes.html and this one about the underside fuel vents and lights etc. http://tailspintopics.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-dirty-underside-of-a4d.html
  2. That's looking very nice. I got a bit confused as to which of your Fresco builds I was following Definitely the right choice regarding the colour Looking forward to seeing the Mali one.
  3. Thanks Guys. Yes, I think the rotors do look about right. Although I will probably still fiddle about with them
  4. I was thinking that myself. I had a bit of a Google and found this. Quite an interesting story. http://tapatalk.com/groups/warships1discussionboards/lightweight-radar-for-the-a-4-skyhawk-c-1965-t24168-s20.html http://combatace.com/forums/topic/85176-rudolph-the-red-nosed-skyhawk-an-a-4b-with-an-air-to-air-radar-in-1966/ Cheers Guys.
  5. Smudge

    Africa GB chat

    looks like a good 'un. Thanks for having a look.
  6. Errrrr..............I may be guilty of having gotten a bit carried away. In my defense, I think I have a plan to do 'several' of these Airfix Skyhawks and have a little line up in the display case. So, I have made a start with sticking a few parts together. I removed the raised detail, and filled the access bay panel lines on the starboard nose, as pointed in another thread (sorry can't find it. I'll credit/edit later). Need to work out what other vents etc to add or delete. Here's a nice one...... If I can fin
  7. Thank you @Colin W Yes, the canopy is nice and thin. too. I hope I can do it justice with an attempt at masking the frames off. Work and home life are getting the better of me, but I have managed to fix on and blend in the home made fairing. As the undercarriage bays and legs all appear to be the same blue as the underside, I decided to go ahead and glue them all on. I popped the rotors on to get a feel of how they are fitting. Not too sure about the moulded in droop. Need to compare it to a few photographs. Nearly rea
  8. Thank you. To be honest, with so many choices on those two sheets, I can't make my mind up. I ended up buying both sheets for the same reason
  9. I've had this kit hovering around the edge of the workbench for a little while, so this GB is a good reason to make a start. I've always been a fan of the 'Scooter' but this will be my first go at making a model of one. I'm looking at U.S. Navy and something colourful from the Xtradecals sheets. My car boot bargain Looking forward to starting this.
  10. Thanks for highlighting those little details. They make all the difference.
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