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

I’m calling these two done; I know the Hobbyboss A-7’s get a real kicking by other modellers due to dimensional and shape issues and the A-7K is no exception, however the biggest improvements you can make to the actual LOOK of the model is to alter the air intake and rear exhaust as described inContinue reading “Fujimi and Hobbyboss 1/72 A-7 Corsair II’s”

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

I’m waiting on paint so that I can finish the ICM Ambulance so I took the masking tape off the canopies on both A-7’s. The Fujimi one was OK but the Hobbyboss two seater has a lot of particles stuck to the inside; Not sure where all that crap has come from as I’m prettyContinue reading “Fujimi and Hobbyboss 1/72 A-7 Corsair II’s”

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 aContinue reading “Fujimi and Hobbyboss 1/72 A-7 Corsair II’s”

Hobbyboss 1/72 A-7K Corsair II

I got the decals on the two-seater this evening and they went on very well with no issues considering the age of the two Microscale sheets I used; As you can see it actually took decals from four sheets to finally get this particular aircraft, the Microscale sheets provided the numbers and stencils, the AirdocContinue reading “Hobbyboss 1/72 A-7K Corsair II”

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

That the gear bays, gear bay doors, landing gear, wheels and avionics bays sprayed and the masking removed. For a change I didn’t get any overspray on other parts of the models that didn’t have masking tape either; Now I can get on with putting the decals on and with a bit of luck getContinue reading “Fujimi and Hobbyboss 1/72 A-7 Corsair II’s”

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

While I’m waiting for the filler to set on the Revell Dornier 28, I masked off the wheel wells and gear bay doors on both A-7’s (along with both open avionics bays on the Hobbyboss A-7K). The wheel centres, gear, gear bays and doors will all be sprayed white, the avionic bays and doors onContinue reading “Fujimi and Hobbyboss 1/72 A-7 Corsair II’s”

Fujimi and Hobbyboss 1/72 A-7 Corsairs

All nice and shiny! After touching up a bit of overspray here and there I gloss coated both models to prepare them for decals and washes. For this I sprayed the models in sections using Tamiya X-22 then followed up with a mist coat of Mr Hobby SLT (Self Levelling Thinners). The results are greatContinue reading “Fujimi and Hobbyboss 1/72 A-7 Corsairs”

Hobbyboss 1/72 A-7K Corsair

I said in a previous post that I was going to spray freehand the camouflage pattern rather than mask it all and today was the day; Paint was once again Mr Hobby Aqueous thinned with Mr Hobby Self Levelling Thinner and put through my old Badger 100 airbrush. In this day and age of airbrushesContinue reading “Hobbyboss 1/72 A-7K Corsair”

Fujimi and Hobbyboss 1/72 A-7 Corsairs

The two-tone wraparound camouflage has been painted on the Fujimi A-7D so now the masking is off I just need to touch up a couple of areas. I will then mask of the wheel wells and doors and along with the previously assembled undercarriage spray these all white. One thing I am noticing is tinyContinue reading “Fujimi and Hobbyboss 1/72 A-7 Corsairs”

Fujimi and Hobbyboss 1/72 A-7 Corsairs

I’ve finally got the painting underway, the Hobbyboss A-7K will be in the S.E. Asia wraparound scheme of FS30219 Tan, FS34079 Forest Green and FS34102 Light Green. The Fujimi A-7D will be in the ‘European 1’ scheme of FS36081 Dark Grey and FS34079 Forest Green. Mr Hobby colours will be used mostly but thinned withContinue reading “Fujimi and Hobbyboss 1/72 A-7 Corsairs”

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