1/32 RNZAF A4K Skyhawk

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  1. 109ROAMING

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    #1 109ROAMING, Jun 9, 2011
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    Hey fellas, been away from the bench for a while

    Finally got my A into G with this build , Been meaning to start for months but continually been busy with other things

    Made a start last sunday , haven't been able to do much til today due to 12 hour + days at work earlier in the week

    Heres the progress so far , basic cockpit. Not alot to the kit so fuse went together pretty quick along with wings etc . RNZAF birds had a squared off tail so have that puttied up awaiting drying-sanding. Last thing to get done tonight was getting the canopy masked

    Thanks to Wayne for getting me some decals from Ozzy Land , Thanks again mate
    Waiting for some more decals to arrive , can then decide on a scheme . Will be a later model A4-K , Post Kahu bird. For those who don't know what that means , in the late 80's early 90's the RNZAF upgraded our A4's which included major avionics upgrades ( Headsup display etc ) Wing re-sparring, and up-grading of landing gear and control surfaces.

    Some shots. Painting tomorrow , more shots then. 3 Tone camo should be interesting....
     

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    Great start Daniel!
    Interesting info too, didn't know we resparred the wings and upgraded the u/c and surfaces.

    Small detail, but the T-shaped (IFF I think) antenna on the stbd side u/c fairing was repositioned to the port side fairing on kiwi A4s.

    Looking forward to further progress!
     
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    Cool stuff! This will help my brother out who plans on building one of theses with markings courtesy of Evan.
     
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    For details of them in their last paintscheme, check out Phillip Treweek's site: Kiwi Aircraft Images
     
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    Good stuff so far Daniel, and good to see you back in the land of the living. Should be an impressive bird when done mate.
     
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    Thanks for the info mate , bit late now as all the painting's done but note taken for future Kiwi A4's , bound to be a few :)

    Would have photos but memory cards died , 90% complete . Just decals , mounting and a few little bits and bob's ya uncle

    Cheers guys
     
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    Looking good Daniel. Nice to see you back. :thumbright:
     
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    #10 109ROAMING, Jun 13, 2011
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    Been through abit of bother lately

    Masked and painted the red lines on the wings indicating the ' No walk zones' well.....upon removal of the masking tape Yesterday results showed the paint seaped under the masking tape and had ruined the paint job on the wings . Required a full repaint took about 2 hours , highly frustrating but a good lesson learn't . Repainted all's well

    Then Today....Mother nature decided to F with me

    Woke up to a 5.5 magnitude aftershock , checked the A4 and all was okay. Went down the road to the shops , sent some stuff at post shop etc. Came home and a 6.0 Hit , House is a mess again and needless to say the Skyhawk is damaged , port wing snapped off , port slat snapped , bits missing , bits of paint chipped. Base was damaged.... FAR!!!! . Bloody sick of these F'n Earthquakes . Got power back about an hour ago , water not yet back on

    Looking at the positive tho , Family's all okay and the model is repairable . Although it will be a few days before I can get any shots up

    Cheers Fellas :D
     
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    Sorry to hear Daniel and glad your all okay.

    Cheers

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    With Peter!!!

    Bloody hell mate, that is NOT good to hear. I heard about a month back yas'd had about 5000 aftershocks since February, must be much more now!

    Really hope you and the family are okay in any case, thoughts and prayers with yas!
     
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    Geeze man, glad everyone's alright! Despite having bloody cold winters, otherwise my neck of the wood's pretty stable, and hearing stuff like this makes me glad I live where I do! Hope everything's ok from here.
     
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    Heck Daniel ! You're having a rough time of it, but good to hear you're all OK. Hope the model can be rescued.
     
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    Hey Cheers guys

    Decals arrived yesterday , still getting the wing sorted out . Not far off though


    Yeah mate , some insane figure . Tho most you don't notice . Felt maybe 100 odd

    Just glad I'm not one of these poor buggers with a driveway full of mud.

    Will get some photos up of what roads are like etc around here , Grandmother's house 5 mins from our place has been written off
     
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    glad your all ok Daniel
     
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    looking forward to seeing your pics mate.....! glad all is well....for now at least...
     
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    Yeah mate , bloody unstable bit of country . 2 4.4 and a 4.5 today , shook things up abit

    Anyway an update on the A4

    Got the decals as mentioned . Fixed up the wing , had to use alot of putty cause it wasn't too clean a split

    Took ages to dry , finally got it painted . Still not 100% happy with it , may redo dark green on port wing again. Couple shots of the build as it is at the moment

    Stuck the exhaust on , cause I'm mounting it 'Airborne' , I've filled 1/3 of the fuselage with glue to hold the little exhaust in place. 48 hours later its still not dry

    Bit pissed everythings taking so long , cold weather things taking ages to dry. Decals taking ages to show up , not to mention the damn shakes. Gets old quick

    Will be glad once its done :)
     

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    looks good Daniel
     
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    Looking very good Daniel. You filled part of the fuselage with glue? Hope it doesn't melt through the plastic mate !
    Maybe the Govt should fill the country with concrete - might stop the shakes !!
     
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