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GROUP BUILDS => 2019 One Week Build => Topic started by: Ed S on June 01, 2019, 06:38:40 am

Title: Luffwaffe A-4 Skyhawk
Post by: Ed S on June 01, 2019, 06:38:40 am
What if the Luftwaffe decided to go with the A-4 Skyhawk instead of the G-91. Starting work today. Using the old Hawegawa A-4E/F kit.  Pictures later.
Title: Re: Luffwaffe A-4 Skyhawk
Post by: kerick on June 01, 2019, 06:44:06 am
Sounds interesting!
Title: Re: Luffwaffe A-4 Skyhawk
Post by: Old Wombat on June 01, 2019, 08:48:41 am
DON'T JUMP THE GUN, ED! :o

GB doesn't start until the 8th!
Title: Re: Luffwaffe A-4 Skyhawk
Post by: Ed S on June 01, 2019, 01:22:06 pm
DON'T JUMP THE GUN, ED! :o

GB doesn't start until the 8th!

DUH! Yep, it goes back in the box for a week. So far, I just got the fuselage and wings cut off the sprue.
Title: Re: Luffwaffe A-4 Skyhawk
Post by: kerick on June 01, 2019, 01:30:38 pm
I haven't built a Skyhawk in a while..... I have a couple of Fujimi kits in the stash, now if only I had those Bears or Cubs nail decals for markings.....
Title: Re: Luffwaffe A-4 Skyhawk
Post by: Captain Canada on June 01, 2019, 07:05:04 pm
Sounds good to me !
Title: Re: Luffwaffe A-4 Skyhawk
Post by: NARSES2 on June 02, 2019, 02:00:42 am
Sounds a neat idea, looking forward to it  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Luffwaffe A-4 Skyhawk
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 02, 2019, 05:14:59 am
SPINNERS did something like this some time ago (2012), apparently a re-labeled Kiwi Skyhawk(?):

(https://combatace.com/applications/core/interface/imageproxy/imageproxy.php?img=http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS1961/WHAT%2520IF%25202010/WHAT%2520IF%25202011/LUFTWAFFEA-4KSKYHAWK01.jpg&key=0ccdc7489aaa16f6b8931b76e40c1ecf62d86400b0114f84cda5beec8f5cd892)

And here's a Norm '90 alternative, a wild mix of Luftwaffe scheme and Marineflieger markings:

(https://combatace.com/uploads/monthly_11_2013/post-3782-0-84427900-1385174424.jpg)
Title: Re: Luffwaffe A-4 Skyhawk
Post by: Ed S on June 09, 2019, 08:50:26 pm
This went together well. A little lacking in details, but considering that this kid was initially issued in the 70's it isn't bad.

Did a little putty on a couple seams. Time sand and clean it up.

(https://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc250/esveum/100_8004_zpserpvsyo8.jpg) (https://s213.photobucket.com/user/esveum/media/100_8004_zpserpvsyo8.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Luffwaffe A-4 Skyhawk
Post by: Ed S on June 14, 2019, 06:40:15 pm
Been productive the last couple days. It's painted. Putting decals on this evening.

Here it is on the rack getting the starboard side decals installed.

(https://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc250/esveum/100_8006_zps8jqpvd4o.jpg) (https://s213.photobucket.com/user/esveum/media/100_8006_zps8jqpvd4o.jpg.html)

And sitting upright for the decals to dry overnight.

(https://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc250/esveum/100_8009_zpsxz8gwoei.jpg) (http://s213.photobucket.com/user/esveum/media/100_8009_zpsxz8gwoei.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Luffwaffe A-4 Skyhawk
Post by: kerick on June 14, 2019, 06:47:35 pm
I like your model and the rack! I need to look into building one of those. The Skyhawk and the rack.
Title: Re: Luffwaffe A-4 Skyhawk
Post by: Ed S on June 14, 2019, 06:50:04 pm
I like your model and the rack! I need to look into building one of those. The Skyhawk and the rack.

The rack was made of some scraps and leftovers in the shop. An afternoon with the scroll saw and drill press and voila.
Title: Re: Luffwaffe A-4 Skyhawk
Post by: Weaver on June 14, 2019, 07:37:21 pm
Looking good Ed - I like the rack too. :thumbsup:

p.s. You can make your pics smaller (800 pixels wide is a good size) by specifying the width in the image codes like this:

Code: [Select]
[img width=800]<picture link>[/img]
Works for height too. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Luffwaffe A-4 Skyhawk
Post by: NARSES2 on June 15, 2019, 01:49:53 am
I like that rack as well  :thumbsup:

Probably beyond my woodworking abilities but my brother was a shipwright  ;)
Title: Re: Luffwaffe A-4 Skyhawk
Post by: Ed S on June 16, 2019, 05:54:17 pm
Finished.

(https://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc250/esveum/100_8013_zpshtcbnbgi.jpg) (https://s213.photobucket.com/user/esveum/media/100_8013_zpshtcbnbgi.jpg.html)

(https://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc250/esveum/100_8014_zpsmasdfuqq.jpg) (http://s213.photobucket.com/user/esveum/media/100_8014_zpsmasdfuqq.jpg.html)

(https://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc250/esveum/100_8017_zpsqkrnltry.jpg) (http://s213.photobucket.com/user/esveum/media/100_8017_zpsqkrnltry.jpg.html)

(https://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc250/esveum/100_8011_zpsc5vtsbi4.jpg) (http://s213.photobucket.com/user/esveum/media/100_8011_zpsc5vtsbi4.jpg.html)





Title: Re: Luffwaffe A-4 Skyhawk
Post by: Old Wombat on June 16, 2019, 06:50:27 pm
Good job, Ed! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Luffwaffe A-4 Skyhawk
Post by: The Rat on June 16, 2019, 08:16:41 pm
Beauty!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Luffwaffe A-4 Skyhawk
Post by: kerick on June 16, 2019, 08:25:07 pm
Totally believable! Nice work!
Title: Re: Luffwaffe A-4 Skyhawk
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 17, 2019, 02:31:55 am
That's nice, very retro.  :lol:
Title: Re: Luffwaffe A-4 Skyhawk
Post by: NARSES2 on June 17, 2019, 06:17:48 am
Looks a natural in that scheme  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Luffwaffe A-4 Skyhawk
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 17, 2019, 06:35:15 am
That A-4 does look the business Ed.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Luffwaffe A-4 Skyhawk
Post by: Captain Canada on June 25, 2019, 05:30:27 am
Love it. One of my favourite aeroplanes...and it looks so right like that. Great job !