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A-1H Skyraider USN [ZM 1/32]

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Hi !

 

Started painting the beast. Paintbrush as usual.

 

I originally planned to install the engine assembly at the end but it seems it will not go smoothly and I will need some putty and sand paper. So I will install it before the end of the painting.

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Loads.. I will use the M57 bombs. I will keep the 4 small rocket launchers for something else and will put 4 HVAR instead.
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I hate white !! :unsure:

There's two layers of Hu 130 already and still need at least one, probably 2 others. Then, you can say good by to the panel lines....
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Waiting for the paint to dry, I have another funny task: removing the molding seam in the middle of the canopy... :mental:

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More paint... this time the light grey for the upper fuselage and wings. I used Humbrol 166 but I now that it dried I find it a bit too dark. What do you think ?
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I also finished to remove the seam on the canopy: micromesh, compound, klir (or Future, depending on how you call it in your part of the world ;)).
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This is looking great, the Skyraider is one awesome looking aircraft and although I usually only build WW2 subjects it does tempt me, also like you I do not like open panels and if I built one it also would be closed up.

 

Cheers

 

Dennis

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wtf Mr ZM?

Seems you messed up with the decal dimensions. :mental:

 

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I'll have to unpack the masking tape and paint this... :doh:

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Thanks Jari,. That's a strange combination.

 

Loads are now ready:

I added some nasty messages on the Mk-117 as we can see on some historical pictures.

There small paintbrush, almost dry. I am happy with the result.

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Hello

 

I'm almost done with the beast. I'll try to take picts of the finish models during the weekend.

 

Latest progress:

 

I replaced the original static dischargers. they looked to big to me. I used tooth brush hairs.

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Metalic pitot tube from Master is a nice replacement for the original one.

Wired antenna is fish wire 0.20 mm covered with metal cote 27003.
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Prop blades repainted to replace the too short decals.
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