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Alonzo Fonzo

A-7A Corsair II VA-153 1971

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This is my second entry, a A-7A Corsair II in 1/48 from Hobby Boss with eduard photoetched parts and homemade decals/ painted on markings combined with the kit decals.

I will paint it in the colors of VA-153 on board of USS Oriskany in 1971.

I am more the WW2 guy so my knowledge about modern jet planes is a little bit limited, but as far as I can see the biggest issues are the intake and canopy area. Fixing the intake shouldn´t be a big problem, some heat and squeezing and it will probably look ok. Not sure what I can do about the canopy... :)

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Today I started the first steps to fix the intake. After some candle heat and squeezing the nose area looks a little bit better:

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I melted a small piece of the intake edge, this happens if you play with fire :thumbsup:

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More pictures of my progress next week...

Happy new Year!

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I was busy working on a new canopy. I filled the original kit piece with magic sculp, added some putty here and there, built an vacu-form machine and after the third try I now have an acceptable looking new canopy :D

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I also started with the cockpit and pilot (the pilot is from monogram)

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looking good

May i ask what is wrong with the original canopy?

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Thanks Neo!

The original canopy is far too flat on the top, it really looks strange compared with photos.

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looking great - will be cool to see more progress shots!

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After a lot of sanding the new canopy is in place and the intake and nose are also finished:

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I scratch build launcher rails for the Shrike missiles (these are not included in the hobby boss A-7 kit, I will instead using Monogram shrikes):

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Now my Corsair is almost ready for painting...

:rolleyes:

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I want to place the A-7 on a display base showing the catapult of USS Oriskany. Here are two pictures:

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I used some magic sculp and the end of a paint brush to replicate the deck tie-downs.

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You are making great progress. The detail in the cockpit and canopy are terrific.

Darwin

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Thanks Yardbird78!

I was quite busy the last weeks, not much time for modeling :)

I painted the missiles and bombs and applied the first layer of gloss grey on the A-7. The white underside was also reworked with another layer of white:

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I am planning to use the salt weathering technique on this one (my 1st try :) )

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And now back to work, adding decals on my shrikes...

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I almost finished painting of the corsair I need just another salt weathering layer and some final touches on the blue tail.

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thanks for looking,

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Nice stencil work

looks awsome

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Alonzo Great Job on this Corsair!!!

I'm still watching!!

Greetings

FEDE

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Thanks guys!

Here is a picture of some small parts (missiles, bomb and scratch built catapult sled).

They are almost finished (the AIM-9 and bomb tip need some color and the decals on the Sidewinder are also missing)

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Only a small update for today...

I finished the salt weathering (sorry no photos yet) and finished the homemade decal sheet:

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Wow, it is looking great.

I sure would like it if someone came out with some more VA-153 decals (1/72 and/or 1/48).

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