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Hobby 2000 / Fujimi A-4 B Skyhawk VA 15 Valions USS Intrepid 1966


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 For this Gb I will build the Hobby 2000 rebox of the Fujimi A4 B Skyhawk that I will represent in the markings of an aircraft of the VA 15  Valions during its 1st deployment abord the USS Intrepid in the Tonkin Gulf in 1966

 

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The box art
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The sprues
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The building instructions
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The decals sheet , the canopy and painting masks
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I will replace the seat by a Quickboost resin seat
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Patrice

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Welcome aboard Patrice, and with a nice choice of scheme too.

It will be good to see a Hobby2000/Fujimi A-4B being built alongside all the Airfix ones.

Looking forward to your build.

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Good evening

 Today I started this build

 

I placed the decals representing the instrument panel on its support and I glued the stick on the "bath tube" 

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 I glued the 2 rear fuselage halves together after placing the exhausts

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Patrice

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Bonsoir Patrice,

 

this is a very good start. Interesting difference of conception between the Airfix and Fujimi kits.

I always missed the latter, but they have a great reputation.

I will follow your build with great interest.

 

Have fun.

A +

 

JR

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Good evening

Today I preparde the Quickboost resin seat (I still have to paint the black bands  )
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I glued the "bathtube" on the right half fuselage , I placed some weight and glued the 2 front fuselage halves together
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I cut off the flaps on the lower wing
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¨Patrice

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Hi Patrice,

 

looking good!

Are you the lucky one who can use an after market seat without having to trim it?

The height of the seat seems to always be a  problem.

Looks very nice.

 

KR

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57 minutes ago, jean said:

Hi Patrice,

 

looking good!

Are you the lucky one who can use an after market seat without having to trim it?

The height of the seat seems to always be a  problem.

Looks very nice.

 

KR

Good evening Jean

 Thank you I must admit that I have not yet checked the height of the Quickboost seat compared to the seat of the kit ...

But I can confirm that it happen some times that I have to trim the seat ..

Cheers

Patrice

 

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23 hours ago, modelling minion said:

Very nice work Patrice, the seat in particular.

Looks like she is going together very nicely.

I hope that your seat fits better than others in the GB.

Good evening Craig

 Thank you for your comment , today I made a dry fit test of the seat and it seems that I would not be obliged to trim it ...

I glued the wings together

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And I also started to prepare the landing gear and wheels
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Patrice

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 Good evening

Yesterday I glued the front and aft part of the fuselage together and today I placed the wings

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 I decided to paint the lower stabilizers before glueing them on the fuselage latter
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I prepared  4 Snakeyes bombs that I will place on 2 Ter pylons under the wings
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Patrice

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Your Skyhawk has taken shape very nicely Patrice, and it looks like it has been a nice fitting kit.

Good idea painting the horizontal stabilizers before fitting them, makes the job a lot easier.

Good job on painting the bombs, very neat.

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Good evening Craig

Thank you for your comment but the truth is that I had to use some filler when I glued the front and aft fuselage together as you can see on the photo above ...

 

Cheers

Patrice

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Good evening
Yessterday I painted the lower surfaces in white

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And today I started to paint the upper surfaces in Grey
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Good evening

Today I placed the windshield ,the refuelling probe and the Quickboost guns and I placed the decals

 

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