Jump to content

Fujimi 1/72 A-7D Corsair II

Recommended Posts

Fujimi 1/72 A-7D Corsair II


This is my build of A-7D 69-6222 “Scrappy” from the Springfield OH ANG. I’m using the Fujimi kit, and Repliscale decals. I found some really nice reference pics on Airliners of a weathered “Scrappy” during her service life. I started this kit earlier this fall, so here are some pics to get caught up.


A little scratch building and photo etch from the spare box to dress up the kit ejection seat.





Some pics of how I do the intake.









A little scratch building in the nose gear bay.



Almost ready for paint.




Edited by Bill Staudt
Link to post
Share on other sites



Added some panel lines and gloss coat. All ready for decals.


This is my first time using X-22 for gloss, and I'm really impressed and pleased with the results. I wish I would have made the switch from Future years ago.




Edited by Bill Staudt
Link to post
Share on other sites
On 12/11/2019 at 6:56 PM, Bill Staudt said:

This week I started painting.


Canopy treatment.










Post squiggles.



A little weathering.





This is where I'm at right now. More to come.




Excellent weathering.  Random, organic, realistic.  The exact opposite of the "highlight every panel line" school.  Well done.  Fujimi Corsairs are fantastic.  




Link to post
Share on other sites
On 12/25/2019 at 7:39 AM, BuNo02100 said:

Looks great, always liked that scheme on the platform and you have done an outstanding job with it.  Just noticed the white starboard leading edge.  Any idea what that was for?  





I found a reference pic of Scrappy with a replaced unpainted gray leading edge flap and decided to try to duplicate it for fun.

Link to post
Share on other sites
11 minutes ago, habu2 said:

Did you encounter any issues with the RepliScale decals?  I know they are quite old and I have several RS sheets in the stash so I’m curious...


No major problems. They held together, but the adhesive was REALLY milky and I had to rinse some of that off before applying. In the end it dried crystal clear, so no complaints. My setting solution of choice is Solvaset, and they settled down nicely with no other issues. My only real concern is; they look oversized for the kit. Accuracy could be a bigger issue than the quality of the decals.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...