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  1. Hi Alan - I am going to use the Eduard etched VG set on my A4G and wondered what type of glue you are using to attach the VG's - I assume you spray paint through the template to mark the position of the VG & glue over the paint? - any help appreciated as I have not found the instructions that helpful CJP
  2. Fabulous - love your work CJP
  3. Nice job! - always like to see models of this classic aircraft CJP
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    RAN A4G

    Thanks Derek - The FAA Museum at Nowra has a great collection of aircraft - unfortunately it has been quite a few years since I have been able to visit it. Chris
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    1/48 TA-4K Hasegawa

    Fabulous -makes my paint jobs look amateurish CJP
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    RAN A4G

    Hi - I have been trying to do some refining of the wingtip navigation light assembly on my A4G and have come up with the following proportions to adjust a drawing I enlarged to 1/32 scale - it looks close enough compared to the accompanying photo of the real thing I found online - on the gull grey/white camouflage scheme I wonder if that strip at the back of the clear cover is white on all A4's or gull grey in some cases? What I have not been able to find is what sort of globes light the clear part and where are they positioned - does anyone have any information on this please Chris
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    Hawker Sea Fury

    This is an old 1/48 scale model of mine that gathered that sticky coating of dust over the years so I decided to give it a makeover Model details are - Airwaves - cockpit etch and whitemetal undercarriage legs Cooper - propellor,spinner and fuel tanks Rockets from Flightpath detail set Scratchbuilt - wingfold and details around undercarriage doors etc Decals from AeroMaster 48-712 plus some from spares box The following photo is of this model posed with an old 1/48 PP Aerokits Vacform Firefly Mark5 both in the markings of 17CAG HMS Theseus during Korean War CJP
  8. Well Anthony I have pretty well convinced myself I have to do a Kahu Skyhawk utilising your cockpit parts - at the moment I'm tempted to do a TA4K - looks like my modelling is mapped out for the next few years - is the Hasegawa TA4 still in production? Chris
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    Recycling a Thunderbolt

    Hi - like some have already said I thought the original scheme in your first photo looked pretty darn good! - I do like to see old models recycled too - I was very interested to see your masking technique on the cowling and the results on the P47 and also that Mustang on your desk CJP
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    RAN A4G

    My Hasegawa Skyhawk inventory just had a massive expansion - GDW kindly sent me his kit sprues he no longer wants. thanks again Greg Very pleased to get the clear sprue as I need the underwing lights and landing light for the gear door on my A4G
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    A-4M "The Little Scooter"

    Fabulous Skyhawk and what a great photo - perfect lighting as far as I'm concerned CJP
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    Brazilian AF-1

    Hi Greg - I made a tracing of the internal bits I made for my Skyhawk cockpit but looking closely at your model I noticed the A4M canopy is a lot different to the A4G - as such these probably wont be much use to you so let me know if you want it deleted. Chris
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    RAN A4G

    Thanks Greg - I had seen & admired Ericg's Skyhawk before and have to say it pointed me in the right direction for modifying and detailing the undercarriage legs on my A4G - I shortened the mains by 4mm like Eric did - it really is a very neat model and attractive in the final wrap around camouflage scheme. I just have looked at the alaninaustria build and it is another fine Skyhawk model and the first one I have seen using the Eduard vortex generators so lots of good useful information in that build too. I also just found another nice A4K by KitmodellerNZ - Chris
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    RAN A4G

    Trying to a WIP in retrospect is not easy so I have selected some photos from the build rather than repeat everything that is on the Britmodeller WIP the first photos show how the Skyhawk was separated into parts & the nose split to allow insertion of the Aires nose wheel bay and Avionics cockpit after a lot of fettling. A soak in oven cleaner removed the previous paint job The still to be finished canopy interior details - a lot of guess work here. sketch of inner canopy lining detail that I fitted shot gun pellets were used for nose weights The Aires main wheel bays were able to be fitted but it was a tight squeeze requiring material to be removed from the inside of the wings and the resin bays slat runners were made from model railway rail filed to shape - I ended up putting quite a bend in them to get the right droop on the slats Extra detail was added to the Aires nose wheel leg and the kit wheel covers and re-scribing of some panel lines and made fin intake below. Catapult hooks and intake blanks were scratch built The copper wire brake lines were replaced with finer 20Amp fuse wire - Albion Alloys tubing was used for this nose wheel strut with plastic strip details - added push rod and linkage to rudder and ailerons - push moulded wingtip navigation light covers Hope this puts the post more in context. Chris
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    RAN A4G

    Thanks Greg - Calum kindly posted a link on my BM WIP to his A4K photo collection which has really good close up landing gear photos as well as the rest of the aircraft. I ended up giving the metal slat runners a lot more curvature than I started with so that the slats hang down a bit more realistically and also had to taper the inner ends - it is a shame that Eduard did not include these in their slat etch to give a stronger attachment point.
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