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#106 Durangokid

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 04:21 PM

Glad you are back to it, I enjoy watching your build!

 

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 07:31 PM

Seriously I have that guy in the stash for quite a bit of time and I never found a suitable cockpit for him, and it's not because I didn't try. I wonder how you guys do it with that brand !!

Paul and Sue fit the cockpit nicely but my preference goes to PJ. Too bad they don't have a navy apparel in store
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Just been going through your thread again, and I too bought the Masters Navy pilot for my Tiger III adversary.  Your comment made me look for PJ pilots, and I found this:

 

https://www.pj-produ...lot-80-90-.html

 

That's a suitable Navy pilot from the early 80s, isn't it?  What differences would there be  to the late 70s timeframe?  I don't know the details of uniforms and equipment very well...

 

Jens


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Posted 12 December 2017 - 01:12 PM

Very nice work so far !
Waiting for the next steps !
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#109 Tomcatfreak

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 11:08 PM

Aerobonus just released an A-7 seated pilot in a late SJU-8A seat :-)


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Posted 13 December 2017 - 05:45 AM

Looks great. The helmet is not correct for the Desert Storm era as they were still using HGU-33P helmets with the visor housing assembly and knob in the center. Not trying to be picky just an FYI..

 

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 09:15 AM

thanks guys for your comment, glad to be back on it as well

Jens,
I would use the PJ as is for the seventies but i'm no specialist on that timeframe actually. What i check mostly is the helmet. the other tiny d├ętails i can live with :)


Maxim,

The pictures you posted are prior to desert storm (none of these squadrons were actually flying with corsair during DS) and the pictures i have of the A-7E during desert storm have indeed the pilots wearing HGU-55 with sand colored fabric covers

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 07:38 PM

Yes, the helmet will be the most obvious feature, so if the helmet is the right timeframe, then I'm halfway there:)

 

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 09:37 PM

That's looking awesome, great paint and weathering job. This will be a real head turner when completed.

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 05:19 AM

Great work so far my friend
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