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Cold War (1950-1974)
Discuss the aircraft modeling subjects during the Cold War period.
Trumpeter's 1/32 Skyhawk A-4
Cosimodo
#335
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Auckland, New Zealand
Joined: September 03, 2013
KitMaker: 702 posts
AeroScale: 106 posts
Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 10:38 PM UTC
While the finish gets closer it also seems to draw further away as I ponder what I should do next.
I have finished dressing it and it just awaits a final coat of clear.





The bombs and external tank are just tacked on for its photo shoot.

I am thinking of doing a display for it, something I haven't done before. Skyhawks in Vietnam were heavily stained and it would be a good excuse to show the plane being serviced. Does anybody know of Marine Corps ground crew in 1/32nd scale? I have seen pilots from this era and Navy crew. Most pictures show ground crew I guess in fatigues, often shirtless I think due to the heat and humidity. Any thoughts?

cheers
Michael
Scrodes
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: July 22, 2012
KitMaker: 654 posts
AeroScale: 648 posts
Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017 - 02:08 AM UTC
Beautiful!

Your work is top notch, very clean and professional.


This is how I too like to build Trumpeter kits, build them once, but build them well. I can't think of one that I have built that I would want to do again
Cosimodo
#335
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Auckland, New Zealand
Joined: September 03, 2013
KitMaker: 702 posts
AeroScale: 106 posts
Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 10:33 PM UTC

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Beautiful!

Your work is top notch, very clean and professional.


This is how I too like to build Trumpeter kits, build them once, but build them well. I can't think of one that I have built that I would want to do again



Thanks Matt. I will take the kudos but I know my own flaws in this build.
I am with you on building the same kits. I don't have enough time to build the ones I want let alone building the same plane again.

cheers
Michael