Fujimi and Hobbyboss 1/72 A-7 Corsair

Both builds have slowed down a bit as I got involved with detailing the gear bays on the Fujimi kit plus with the arrival of a silicon mould-making kit I’ve been spending time making moulds of all the pieces that I have made from scratch and casting them in resin;

I’ve managed to cast six ILS panels so far (two have been used on both A-7 kits) plus I’ve just started casting the ‘hook’ shaped gear door retraction arms as I need four. Also I made a mould of the retraction arm for the nose gear leg on the Fujimi kit as it doesn’t have one and for this I made a mould of the Hobbyboss part.

I know this is probably ‘old school’ in this day and age of 3D printing but I don’t own a 3D printer (yet) plus for my needs the moulding kit is good enough for me.

When I’ve got all the parts moulded that I need I can get on with finishing both A-7’s, although I’m still contemplating making a mould for the nose gear bay doors (bottom left in the picture).

Published by andyk21

I've been a modelmaker for a verrry long time and still show no signs of growing out of it after 50 plus years. I mainly build tanks, aircraft and paint figures but generally do whatever takes my fancy whether it's historical, Science-fiction, a 'what-if' or because it has pretty colours and looks nice. I'm hoping that you find my blog interesting and useful, particularly if building a model that I have built and documented here.

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