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Offline Ed S

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Lockheed-Douglas A-19 Starhawk
« on: April 28, 2016, 08:02:33 pm »
Here's what I'm starting with. A Kangnam A-4E/F, which is a copy of the old 70's Hasegawa A-4E/F. 



So let the plastic abuse begin.

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Re: Lockheed-Douglas A-19 Starhawk
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2016, 08:10:35 pm »
Haven't had a chance to update the last few days. Here is what's done so far.  You can see the basic assembly has been completed. The A-19 was developed from the original Douglas A-4 Skyhawk. To improve it's capability into the 21st century, one of the major improvements was the fitting of the more powerful F404 engine with afterburner.  This required new larger intakes and enlarged aft fuselage to fit the larger engine and the increased airflow. The wings are also moved aft from the original. This allows fitting of canards on the forward fuselage.





PSR starts tomorrow.

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Re: Lockheed-Douglas A-19 Starhawk
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2016, 09:05:32 pm »
This is gonna be good!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Lockheed-Douglas A-19 Starhawk
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2016, 11:39:37 pm »
Interesting. Looking forward to the progress, esp. with the canards and the landing gear position...

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Re: Lockheed-Douglas A-19 Starhawk
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2016, 11:58:23 pm »
Can't go wrong with an upgraded Skyhawk.  Looks good so far Ed.
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Re: Lockheed-Douglas A-19 Starhawk
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2016, 01:57:09 am »
Ed's at his best doing USN stuff, this should be one terrific model.  :thumbsup:
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings

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Re: Lockheed-Douglas A-19 Starhawk
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2016, 02:11:05 pm »
Cool. Love the Skyhawk !

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Re: Lockheed-Douglas A-19 Starhawk
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2016, 03:22:05 pm »
Putty has been applied. Not as much as I originally thought I would need. Mostly Milliput and Blue Acryl.  Now waiting for drying/curing.





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Re: Lockheed-Douglas A-19 Starhawk
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2016, 04:05:00 pm »
That scoot looks very good! Can't wait to see that with canards! :thumbsup:
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Re: Lockheed-Douglas A-19 Starhawk
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2016, 05:45:28 am »
Amazing how just moving the wing back changes the whole look of the A-4.
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Re: Lockheed-Douglas A-19 Starhawk
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2016, 12:19:56 pm »
looks sounds like it is going to be awesome.

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Re: Lockheed-Douglas A-19 Starhawk
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2016, 07:43:58 pm »
Today's update. NOT GOOD. The epoxy putty I used to reshape the fuselage didn't cure. It was an old box I've had for a while. So I had to scrape it off, clean the mess, and start over. I opened a new pack of A+B apoxie sculpt and applied that this evening. I think I can still get it done, but I have no room for any other setbacks.
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Re: Lockheed-Douglas A-19 Starhawk
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2016, 02:06:12 pm »
it will be worth it.

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Re: Lockheed-Douglas A-19 Starhawk
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2016, 06:13:01 pm »
Ah, your model fu is very strong! You will overcome this problem!
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Re: Lockheed-Douglas A-19 Starhawk
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2016, 10:47:20 am »
Last night and this morning were productive.  Here's what it looks like now.  A few small surface imperfections to clean up, mask and attach the canopy, and it can get painted.



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