**** FINISHED: 1/48 A-4C Skyhawk-Mig Killer - Carrier Aircraft GB

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  1. fubar57

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    #1 fubar57, Nov 24, 2012
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    Username-Fubar57
    Name-George
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    Scale-1/48
    Manufacturer-Hobbycraft A-4B Kit #1433
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    I have never, ever completed a model that gave me this much grief. Having said that, I learned a lot about correcting fit problems. Will I build another Hobbycraft kit? Yea...I'm kinda stupid that way.

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    Thanks for for putting up with the whining and moaning. You guys are the best and thanks for all the encouragement.

    Geo

    EDIT: I gotta get me some kinda backdrop for these shots. :rolleyes:
     
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    Looking very nice though. Well done. :D
     
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    Looks like it was worth the effort!
    Good job!
     
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    Turned out great Geo!
     
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    Looks really good, Geo. As for a back-drop, I suggest you get a piece of black fabric. Then you can use any flat surface, draped with the black fabric.

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    Good work Geo!
     
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    Looks fantastic Geo :) Glad you got her done :)

    P.S. I saw a really cheap Hobbycraft A4 Israeli today, is it the same moulded kit ? :D
     
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    Great job Geo, well done.
    Igor, yes, all the Hobbycraft A-4s use the same basic mould, with the additional parts relevant to each version.
     
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    Looks good Geo!
     
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    Looking great Geo.
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    Nicely done George, looks good.
     
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    nice work Geo, i like it
     
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    Just got out of camp, spent 34 out of 36 hours grading the same kilometer over and over, ad nauseam. Thanks again for the comments and suggestions throughout the build.
    Probably a little late to respond to this Igor. Terry is right about the molds. The fuselage halves have score marks so that they can be separated for the different A-4 versions and separate nose pieces. There are also plenty of antennae, different wheels, humps, lumps and a slew of ordnance. Before I left for camp, it donned on me that I had done the A-4E version and aside from the seat, I do not recall any fit problems and nary a problem with the decals. Take that as you will....Modeller Beware.

    Geo
     
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    Very nice job Geo. I don't know if you agree, but I reckon it was worth the effort!
     
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    Thanks Evan. I think this was my biggest struggle ever building a model and now that it's on the shelf I'm happy I finished it. If it wasn't for all the positive feedback I got from this forum, I think it most likely would have ended up as landfill.

    Geo
     
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    Nothing better when you can take a 'dog' of a kit and, with a bit (or lot) of work, turn it into a worthy exhibition piece. If this had been on show somewhere, and no info provided as to the origin of the kit, there's no reason to think it wasn't a more recent, 'refined' kit of the type which some expect nowadays. Very well done again Geo - it's what modelling is all about.
     
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    Many thanks Terry. After watching others struggle with worse problems, it seems to inspire to get the project done.

    Geo
     
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    You've done a great job on that little jet. I've always liked them little A-4's. I have a 1/72nd to finish, but ould like one in 48th as well. Beauty!
     
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    Many thanks Bill and might I suggest the Hasegawa family of A-4s.

    Geo
     
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    That is what we are here for; To keep things out of the bin! Now aren't you happy that it worked out that way?
    Personaly, I am happy that you finished, and this was a fine model, worthy of your efforts!
     
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