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#1 otis252

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 01:21 AM

Hello Paul, you ever thought about a clear resin canopy correction for the Trumpeter A-7? Nothing major, just a new canopy and windscreen more rounded at the top at the bow. Your thoughts.

Chuck


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Posted 03 January 2017 - 02:48 PM

I'm pretty sure my buddy Chris at Zactomodels is re-issuing his superb A-7 stuff in the near future, but yes, it's a good idea.

 Paul


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 12:13 AM

I just saw that Paul, I believe we will see the A-7 stuff sooner rather then later. Thanks for the response.

Chuck


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Posted 05 January 2017 - 06:16 AM

...but a resin canopy and windscreen would be very welcome...
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Posted 05 January 2017 - 08:01 PM

...but a resin canopy and windscreen would be very welcome...

 

 

True. I have Chris's A-7 correction, and IIRC the vac glass is decent, but not like a FM&P windscreen and canopy would be!   Also, with no replacements available ATM, Im hesitant to even start it. 


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Posted 05 January 2017 - 08:55 PM

Youse Guys are killing me ....


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Posted 05 January 2017 - 09:21 PM

Youse Guys are killing me ....

 

 

I know....................sorry, but your stuff is grand Paul, and I know you're not busy with anything else!     :lol:   LOL!    

 

Although its not a full kit, even a canopy/windscreen kit would take some work and time. 


Edited by Out2gtcha, 05 January 2017 - 09:22 PM.

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 05:35 AM

The work and quality of paul's and Zacto models are one in the same spot on can't beat the beast
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Posted 08 January 2017 - 12:47 AM

Chris once said the A-7 set was his best selling item, so I'm sure that he would love to get it back on the market.


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Posted 08 January 2017 - 07:11 PM

If i remember correctly, Chris stopped the A-7 and Su-27 canopy correction sets because of the Vaccu process, which was not easy and reliable. 

Same thing for Gary (GT Resin) for the F-105 canopy correction.

 

But Paul seems to perfectly master the clear resin casting, as well as HPH or Alleycat. But Paul is in the US. So could there be a collaboration between resin producers so that Paul could be a clear resin subcontractor for other people?

I dont know if it would be possible or not, but it would help Paul to save a lot of time as the master would be supplied by the correction set original designer.


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Posted 08 January 2017 - 07:39 PM

Nevertheless, a resin cast A-7 windshield and canopy would be cool, the vacu canopy's aren't my stuff...
Best wishes,
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Posted 08 January 2017 - 08:13 PM

Seems like a waste to just fix the canopy and leave the rest of the nose alone. The whole nose is messed up, with the squashed intake look of the old 1/48 Aurora/Monogram A-7. The Zacto set worked because it fixed both.
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Posted 08 January 2017 - 08:15 PM

I'm thinking this was more on the lines of heading for a collaboration of some sort
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Posted 10 January 2017 - 10:00 AM

I think it's been about 2 years now that I have been waiting for the Zacto A-7 correction set... About a year ago someone offered me a set for (IIRC) +/- $200, some days I think I should have taken it!

 

I agree with Chuck though - a replacement canopy would be fantastic. I can through sheer brute force and some "creative sculpting" (and lots of Squadron putty) fix the intake issue, but I'm a Dead Loss when it comes to vacuforming my own canopies.


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Posted 13 January 2017 - 12:49 PM

I think it's been about 2 years now that I have been waiting for the Zacto A-7 correction set... About a year ago someone offered me a set for (IIRC) +/- $200, some days I think I should have taken it!

Somebody recently put one on Ebay with "buy it now" for $150.  It didn't last long....

 

I agree with Dave above; we need to the whole nose and intake correction too.


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