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Skyhawk Build
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Posted: Saturday, April 21, 2007 - 09:43 PM UTC
Hi. Just wanted to post some pics of the Skyhawk build. This is the 1/48 scale A-4 from Hasegawa done in the F version. Painting is just about done. This is my second preshade build, I think I'll stick to doing that from now on. I will be applying black for the anti-glare on the nose as soon as it is masked.I have to add some more detail to the landing gear and dullcoat the tire.http://photos.kitmaker.net/data/500/Skyhawk_006.JPG[/img]The area where the flaps close has been painted red. I'm in the process of applying red to the edges of the gear doors. I'll keep you guys and gals updated, thanks for looking, Wingman out.
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Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2007 - 01:12 AM UTC
Hi Mike

It's looking great! I love the data-plates on the undercarriage... how did you do them? Are they decals from the kit or what?...

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2007 - 01:20 AM UTC

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Hi Mike

It's looking great! I love the data-plates on the undercarriage... how did you do them? Are they decals from the kit or what?...

All the best Thanks Rowan. The data plates are from some spare decal sheets. I chose these because there a bit thinner. Thanks for looking,Wingman out.

Rowan

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Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2007 - 02:15 AM UTC
She looks great so far. I love a well built Skyhawk and this id one of them.

Question though are you going to add the indiicator stripes to the landing gear as seen below?

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Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2007 - 04:19 AM UTC
Hi Paul. Thanks for the kind words. I didn't think to but now that you mention it, I think I will. I could use some red decal stripping to do it. Thanks for looking, Wingman out.
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Posted: Monday, April 23, 2007 - 03:41 PM UTC
Looks good, have you determined what squadron your going to mark it?
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Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2007 - 02:39 AM UTC
Looking good so far!
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Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2007 - 03:27 AM UTC
Thanks guys. Jim, I'm using the markings of VMA-211,Wake Island Avengers, 1969. Thanks for looking, Wingman out.