Fujimi and Hobbyboss 1/72 A-7 Corsair II’s

I finally got the decals on this week and today I put a dark brown pin wash on both models to bring out the detail;

I wasn’t too happy with the quality of the Superscale decals as the white on the drop-shadow LV tailcode and 4450 TG number was poorly printed. I did have a go at touching the white up using Vallejo acrylic which has improved it a bit but it still looks rough so this will be a ‘four-footer’ model (meaning it will look good from four foot or more).

The national insignia and ANG emblem on the fin of the A-7K are probably too light but apart from black ones they were all I had available. I’ve tried toning them down with a dark grey panel line wash which has helped a bit.

Both models will get a coat of matt varnish next and put aside to dry for a couple of days as the Winsor and Newton Galeria acrylic varnish I use does not like being handled straight away. Once the varnish is dry I can remove the masking tape from the canopies and get on with the final bits of painting, weathering and assembly. I haven’t worked out how to do the yellow canopy seals yet so may just leave them for now or practice on a canopy from the spares box.

Published by andyk21

I've been a modelmaker for a verrry long time and still show no signs of growing out of it after 48 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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