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  1. I wouldn't call it a fight as such, not same compared to building a Trumpie/Kitty Hawk model....... the use of lots of blunt objects, swearing, and alcohol required! But again it's not a Tamigawa model either. I think with the way it builds and the price it is (well all the ZM models) aimed at a serious competent modeller (so why am I building it!!! ). Anyone I think can build it into a nice model out of it, but if you take the time and extra effort, and I think it requires it as well, it will really reward you for it. Ok quite a bit more done to her….and now trying to work on a s
  2. very nice choice and work!!! I've done the same conversion but with the old Academy model, but I do want to do it again with the new Tamiya version. Mine was A55-3, and yes the "scolloping" was fun to do!
  3. that's an awesome scheme, Hasegawa did do a special edition boxing of that one. Their A-4M "Greg Gates" boxing has all the correct sprue you need to build this version and they are reasonably priced as well.
  4. I have poked Enzo the Magnificence a few times over this, but have sort of given up for now....think he's enjoying the pokes too much!! Am having the same issue with the "Turning Japanese GB" that also has the numbers. But don't worry, they'll be in the voting....
  5. I was being very helpful for a change!! anyway it's about time you did some work!
  6. nice choice and something different scheme wise as well. You might want to check the nose on this one. Looking up the sprue guides for the Skyhawk, the "Free Kuwait" version and it uses the same new sprue "S" as the N version which has a very slightly different nose, different panel lines and no clear point. Plus a again very slightly different tail top. here are photos of the differences, the top is your A-4M version, and below is the A-4N with "S". I think you might need to loose those extra bits for the nose as well. Plus I just f
  7. I'm fast loosing my patience with them..... well actually China Post!!!! I ordered a model from the same lot 2 weeks later and it took around 10 days to get here... so far 3 1/2 months and counting!!!
  8. Ok this will be a place holder for a wee bit as I’m flat out on other builds. This is part of a sub-themed of builds I have planned, next is a F-16I SUFA and maybe later in the year an RF-4E(S). I have always liked the IDF A-4N and built the old Matchbox one many many years ago, this time I’m moving up a scale. Someone mention Rocking Horse , Hasegawa’s A-4N isn’t that rare but they are frighteningly expensive! So luckily Hasegawa do have a couple of Skyhawks with 95% of what you need to build one. Unfortunately the 2 other releases you need are pretty h
  9. dear god this one i almost here already!!!! Plus the non-plastic thingy one start a couple of weeks after that one.......... Fortunately/unfortunately I need to finish my Phantom before next months club meeting, need to have it ready for the RAAF 100th anniversary display!! God I'm going to be busy!
  10. can't remember where these fitters came from......... I know they didn't like the heat much as they kept removing the work clothes all the time!
  11. you got some great info on that thread. Yeah those outer 2 pylons were fixed and in the time I was on F-111's (in the 80's) I never saw them fitted operationally, only for display. The real worry with fitting them and stores was unwanted stress on the "wing carry through box", a source of drama through the F-111's entire life. Drop tanks, 2 or 4, on the inner pylons were only fitted when they were flying off on exercise somewhere. On "bombing camps" it was usually a pair of big bombs or a pair of BRU's with 6 bombs 250 or 500lb fitted to each, can't remember which inne
  12. Ok I didn’t actually get around to doing any painting yet, today is club meeting, so now maybe tomorrow?? Got a bit done yesterday and the fuselage is closed up, and that was an interesting task! First off the cockpit tub needed to have the canopy shroud (?) fitted before it was fitted to the fuselage, as can be seen it needed a little bit or persuasion to stay in place. The fuselage was then joined together, again it needed some persuasion to stay there, I think one side was a wee bit bent out of shape, but all good in the end. A bi
  13. look similar to the one I have.... not too sure about their claim it is suitable for Hasegawa F-111C/G, the G model is a big no no! Don't forget the Recon birds s/n's, A8-126, 134, 143, 146, plus 95% of the time they flew without pylons fitted. The C's (G's came after my time with them) usually had only one pylon fitted to each wing with a single white SUU-20 practice bomb rack generally under the LH wing (except 129, it was mostly fitted to the RH wing as it had a bent wing carry through box and required lots of trim if not fitted). If you want to have some fun you c
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