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Too right...it's a big kit indeed. I think I'll stick to 1/48 in future :lol:

Right, been picking at it...the kit that is.

Nose u/c leg. I notice Trumpeter have missed off the pair of large landing lights seen on the leg. Ho hum...

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Some of the weaponry to add to the load of Mk 82's that I still haven't painted yet.

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Both main u/c legs.

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Hope to finish off the paintjob on the airframe tonight, and micromesh it back tomorrow for Klear and decals.

Thanks for looking.

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Nice work here Andy. A-7Es don't have landing lights on the nose u/c, D's do though. Good choice with the Walleyes

Joel

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Nice work here Andy. A-7Es don't have landing lights on the nose u/c, D's do though. Good choice with the Walleyes

Joel

Joel,

That's where I got confused...got some general u/c pics, some with, some without. That sorts it for me, thanks :thumbsup:

Andy

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Right, it's decalled, up on its gear and wheels. Since taking the pic, the U/c doors are on,and all the sway braces. Will be ready for Coventry on Sunday!

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Thanks for looking.

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Wowser! YCBAR!, or in the days of the Corsair ATLLAR!* :analintruder: (oh, those un-pc days!), looks superb, got me in the mood to start something big from LTV.

Very nice Andy, you should be real proud of this one mate

Joel

*The squadron motto-You Can't Beat a Red cock! used to be All The Ladies Love A Redcock, they are known as the Fighting Redcocks

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Thanks for the kind comments chaps!

This build met with a near terminal disaster last week. In my attempt to get it all sorted for the Britmodeller table at Coventry, it met with a mishap of sorts. Well, a good one to be honest.

I decided to do a bit more decalling downstairs, so stood at the top of said stairs, with finger firmly inserted up the A7's bum, and balancing it while shutting at spare room door, I felt a snap, as the jet pipe popped off the plate, sending the A7 airbourne down the stairs. The ensuing impacts took off U/C, U/C doors, most of the stuff hanging off the pylons, two of the pylons, pitots, etc...leaving it in a big pile of white and grey bits at the bottom, while I stood open mouthed with this on my finger (recreated for dramatic purposes! :lol: )

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There then followed a frantic time trying to find all the bits, and attempt to repair the thing, resulting in me sticking some stuff back on the wrong plyons, a plyon on back to front (don't ask!) and me covered in Araldite and a liberal coating of CA on my nose (once again, don't ask!) As Karl, dswoofie put it.."muppet!"

So, it didn't make Coventry, but I've been doing a repair job over the last two days and have got to this point..

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After trashing the MER's with the pile of Mk82's, I can't be bothered to stick them back together, so I'm lobbing a pair of GBU24's on the vacant pylons instead.

Oh well, nearly there...and remember don't finger your SLUF...it'll only end in tears :lol:

Thanks for looking!

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:analintruder: EEEEK holy crap and other words i cant use here

thats .....

i can only imagine what went through your mind as it flew downstairs mate

you did a great job repairing it

but clearly as you said they dont like it up em

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If I had a tenner for every model I managed to drop in the final stages of painting....

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mmm Walleyes :D

looking good mate, nearly there !

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There you go, told you to take your time and it'd come out alright ;)

Now repeat after me...

I must not drop models again

I must not drop models again

I must not drop models again....

Karl.

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