Fujimi 1/72 A-7D Corsair II

Well dayum! After some hacking, chiselling and sanding of the inside fuselage and the resin tub, I’ve actually got an Aires cockpit to fit a model! First time ever!! Because of the way the Fujimi fuselage was designed, there is nothing else to stick in there so I can have this all glued together andContinue reading “Fujimi 1/72 A-7D Corsair II”

Fujimi 1/72 A-7D Corsair II

Sooooo what do you do when a model has got to a point where you have to leave it to set? Correct! You start another, in this case the Fujimi A-7D as I’ve been wanting to build a single seat A-7D for years plus all my reference is already out for the Hobbyboss two-seater A-7KContinue reading “Fujimi 1/72 A-7D Corsair II”

Hobbyboss 1/72 A-7K Corsair II

Another one of the reported faults with this kit concerns the shape of the jet pipe and although I was’nt going to bother with it, once I really looked and compared it to pictures of the real aircraft it was starting to bug me. I tried clamping the fuselage to squeeze it together and heatContinue reading “Hobbyboss 1/72 A-7K Corsair II”

Hobbyboss 1/72 A-7K Corsair II

Apart from a couple of bits to add (HUD glass and protective glass behind the front seat) the cockpit is done and just needs painting. The cockpit sills were far too wide so these were cut down, the only thing was the instrument panel shroud for the rear cockpit had gaps either side so IContinue reading “Hobbyboss 1/72 A-7K Corsair II”

Hobbyboss 1/72 A-7K Corsair II

With the side consoles done, attention turned to the instrument panels. I was going to use either the Aires or Airwaves panels but looking at reference pics it became obvious that neither were of any use so I went ‘old school’ again and made the rear IP from scratch, just like I did in theContinue reading “Hobbyboss 1/72 A-7K Corsair II”

Hobbyboss 1/72 A-7K Corsair II

After a day or so of work, the rear cockpit and seat is more or less done bar the instrument panel. The original seats from the Aires sets I was going to use are of the earlier Stencel type and not applicable to later A-7’s as Escapac seats replaced them around 1983. Luckily I hadContinue reading “Hobbyboss 1/72 A-7K Corsair II”

Hobbyboss 1/72 A-7K Corsair II

I did say in an earlier post that I wasn’t going to go beserk with the cockpit detail in this kit……yeahhhh about that…. The problem is that although the etched parts for the side consoles will fit the front cockpit OK due to the curve on them, the rear cockpit side consoles are pretty straightContinue reading “Hobbyboss 1/72 A-7K Corsair II”

Hobbyboss 1/72 A-7K Corsair II

With the ICM Dornier finished I’ve come back to this kit. A week ago I tried to shoe-horn two Aires cockpits into the fuselage but although the rear one fitted pretty well after trimming off the rear deck, the front cockpit just would not fit so I’m trying a different route with an old AirwavesContinue reading “Hobbyboss 1/72 A-7K Corsair II”

ICM 1/48 Dornier 217J-1/2

YAY I actually finished a model! That wasn’t a bad kit really, quite enjoyable and my first WW2 Luftwaffe subject for quite a while. I’m posting pics here taken with my mobile phone but better ones taken with my DSLR will appear in part 3 of this build on The Modelling News when it isContinue reading “ICM 1/48 Dornier 217J-1/2”

ICM 1/48 Dornier Do217J-1/2

After applying the decals and sealing them in with another coat of Tamiya X-22 gloss varnish, I applied a panel line wash to the model using Mig Productions Dark Brown wash on the top side and PLW Blue Grey on the undersides. Both colours were brushed on, left to dry for an hour or soContinue reading “ICM 1/48 Dornier Do217J-1/2”

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