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1/72 HobbyBoss A-7E Corsair II, VA-27, USS Enterprise 1973. Yankee Station. I know that there are shape issues with this kit but it's something that I can live with. The kit has loads of detail and is very easy to build. Decals were from Print Scale. Little bit of etch used. The Starboard TER is loaded as to not interfere with the Shrike. Shown here with an asymmetric load for an Iron Hand mission. The Combat Workshop blog planted the 'SEAD' for this build and loadout. Check out the site, some great info on there: http://thecombatworkshop.blogspot.com/2018/11/making-sure-your-7-is-dead-on.html Cheers all, Phil
Hello all. As mentioned over in my W.I.P. thread on this same topic, here are the completed photos of my YA-7F. The thread can be found here: YA-7F WIP And, finally, a side-by-side with a Fujimi A-7A model: Not the greatest pics, but I'm pleased with the model. Hope you enjoy it Ed Note: Just updated pics after correcting white balance -- you are NOT seeing photos change spontaneously!
Hi all, Have been contemplating my navel (as well as my next modeling project), and have come up with a rather hairy idea! (Pardon the pun). I have decided to do a project that has been on the back burner for many years, and has occasionally been mentioned by others on-line, The Ling-Tempco-Vought YA-7F, "strectched sluff", as it was called by the first modeler on record to do this conversion, Mr Tom Black, in the March, 1997 issue of FineScale Modeler. Alas, this issue is out-of-print, but can still be accessed through digital subscription, or better yet, by purchasing their first 25 year's DVD collection, which I heartily recommend!. I have a copy of the DVD, and in addition have been around long enough to own every issue of FSM magazine anyway. It has been an interesting 35-year journey. (How I wish the original Airfix Magazine and Replica In Scale had gone the distance!) Here is a picture of the aircraft in question, in it's maiden voyage livery: The easiest was to do this model is probably with a copy of the magazine on hand. Since everyone can't do that, I will try and fill in the blanks, while trying to tread on the fine line of not infringing upon another modeler's rights, nor those of FSM, whom I regard highly. Apologies in advance, if I stray to close to the boundaries, as that IS NOT my intent. Mr Black thoughtfully provided drawings of the fuselage of your favorite A-7 kit to work with. (He recommended the Fujimi A-7D, as the A-7D was the aircraft modified, and at the time (and probably still) the Fujimi A-7D if the best thing out there in 1/72 scale, which of course, as we all know, is really THE ONLY scale for gentlemen!), and so, that is the kit I used. I regret to inform however, that this will not be a compete W.I.P., as I am cheating and starting out with any assembled fuselage of said Fujimi A-7D, which I put together years ago, and completed to the point of painting the fuselage, where I go to lazy, and put the whole shebang on the shelf-of-you-know-what. However being recently re-energized in my dotage, I drug the old thing out, and decided it wasn't what I would do if I did it today. So, while being no longer good enough for a today's A-7D, it will do just fine for a YA-7F conversion. So, here we go. Since I can't re-print the original magazine drawings legally, I will do the next best thing. I will trace around the actual Fujimi kit outline, to show you where I made my cuts, but you'll have to settle for a side-view photo of the extended fuse, as I have no practical way to reproduce same: Three things to notice here: 1) I was kind enough to provide a scale at the upper left of the drawing. If you blow or shrink (as needed) until the scale measure 3 honest-to-God 3 US of A scale inches, then you'll have full size 1/72 scale drawing also (crude 'though they be), and 2) the "chin" of the drawings is missing because the Fujimi kits are pretty much the same fuselage, with the chins swapped out from kit-to-kit, depending upon the guns for each aircraft type, and 3) the rear cut line on the top drawing will result in a 4.5 degree upward tilt to the tail section, which is what we desire. An aside here for fellow modelers -- I am starting a 1-man crusade to ask every modeler who post drawings that might need to be scaled, to enclose a scale at the upper left-hand corner of each document. That was, when you are using a printer to scale up the drawing, you can just print out the first part of page one (in case the drawing will span several pages). Then you can stop the printing, check the output with a ruler, and either abort the printing if it's wrong, or start over if it's right. This way sames time and ink, printing over and over until you get it right! Let me end for know, and we'll get on with it soon. Any questions will cheerfully be answered as the build progresses, if I fail to give needed dimensions, or if other things aren't clear. Later, Ed
Finished the Hobby Boss 1/72 A-7D Corsair. Mostly out of the box except for adding my own scratched seatbelts and cockpit instrumentation….from WIP page – http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234962294-hobbyboss-172-a-7d-corsair/ So did I top the Century Wings A-7D diecast corsair…..Not sure but one will end up on ebay…. (diecast A-7 above the built kit) Thanks for looking Sanjay