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About CraigSargent

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  • Birthday 06/26/1968

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    1/48 USMC Jets<br />1/72 IAF/DF<br />1/72 Italian Fighters<br />1/48 Modern RNZAF

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  1. It's primed - waiting for painting and decals... Will see what Caracal do before making further progress I think.
  2. I am all too familiar with Old Models decals and there is a reason I am posting in this thread. Thanks
  3. And the special tail markings are made up of the Albatross, which is part of the 5 Squadron, RNZAF badge, but made to look like a silver fern which is the NZ national plant
  4. How about an RNZAF 40th Anniversary of P-3 Operations scheme?
  5. I knew there was a reason my conversion was on hold http://www.kiwimodeller.com/index.php/forum/38-follow-as-i-build/32250-hasegawa-1-48-f-18-hornet-prototype-conversion Please let me know if you need any information on the prototype Hornet as I've analysed it in depth, and it is important to note that the markings varied significantly during the early days. The markings on the first flight were different to the markings on the day of the rollout even. Looking forward to this sheet and a good reason to get my conversion completed.
  6. SPAD is 1/72 and 1/48. Sheridan is 1/72 and 1/35
  7. That camo B-58 was there but moved to the “What If” category because, as per builders notes, there is no photographic evidence Hustler wore that scheme, only speculation and rumour.
  8. Nothing that hasn’t already been announced. Kinetic has built ups and sprue shots of the 1/48 M-346 Master, MBK has the box for Wingnut Wings 1/32 Manfred von Richthofen ‘personality’ edition which will include a resin figure, Zoukei Myra had some new 1/48 and 1/32 pre-finished airfield and carrier bases along with separate wooden frames to hold them, and there was the earlier announcement by Kinetic of the 1/48 Mirage F-1. There is not really a large manufacturer presence here, only Eduard and Kinetic. Eduard has one of the largest vendor areas at the show, and plenty of the new 1/48 109G-10 on sale, and lots of kits and overtrees and other aftermarket. Pretty much all the overtrees went pretty quickly. They have not got anything new announced here though.
  9. Looking for 2 x decal #14 (red eagle, globe and anchor from the tail) x 2 from this kit. If anyone has it and is not planning to use those two decals, would be very much appreciated.
  10. CraigSargent


    Nice to see you got this finished. Mine progressed considerably since those last updates elsewhere, but I am trying to find out more info about the cockpit layout to get it correct. Like you I used the Hasegawa engine deck heavily modified. Glad my articles were of use and nice end result.
  11. Airfix and Italeri are very basic kits with heavy raised panel lines. Sword kit is quite recent, with finer recessed panel lines, and although not without a few issues, is going to be your best starting point in 1/72.
  12. Those items are actually on the correct side out of the box for an early A-4K, and shouldn't be swapped over. You can see the fuel dump mast clearly on the starboard side of this A-4K https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/60/A-4K_75_Sqn_RNZAF_at_Clark_AB_1982.JPEG Also don't forget to shave 1/2 mm off the mounting cylinder for the left landing gear leg, which is moulded in to the left landing gear bay. It is actually about .6mm deeper than the one for the right gear. What this means is, if the kit was built with the issue uncorrected, the left wing will sit around 2-3mm higher than the right wing (drops the right wing and raises the left wing due to the left main gear leg acting as a pivot).
  13. Just been finishing up this one. Will get on to the A-4K soon. Pictures of the finished model. Ended up scratchbuilding some intake blanks. TwoMikes Escapac ejection seats WIP thread here if anyone interested: http://www.kiwimodeller.com/index.php/forum/a-4-skyhawk-challenge/30008-skyhawk-challenge-hasegawa-1-48-oa-4m-skyhawk/edit/71996
  14. Just about to head up to Phoenix for 12 days, so not going to get much posted before I go. This is the Hasegawa Top Gun boxing, which includes all of the parts necessary to build an early A-4K in the SEA camo scheme. To the kit, I will be adding the following aftermarket: Master Models NATO refuelling probe Quickboost A-4E/F gun barrels Eduard Brassin LAU-10 Zunis TwoMikes Resin 300 gallon centreline tank Gekko Graphics RNZAF A-4G/K Skyhawks part 1 decal sheet I plan to add a pilot from the spares and build the jet in flight. Plan is to depict NZ6206 as it is starting its firing run on the trawler. The kit:
  15. Already working through that one. May be something here of help to you. http://www.kiwimodeller.com/index.php/forum/a-4-skyhawk-challenge/30008-skyhawk-challenge-hasegawa-1-48-oa-4m-skyhawk
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