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RNoAF A-7N+ (Look, I finished one !)
« on: September 07, 2009, 04:24:16 am »
Fujimi kit with some slight cosmetic surgery... A little rhinoplastie (courtesy of a passing 1:48 F/A-18 drop tank) and a little fin work, courtesy of some plastic card and my X-Acto knife. Decals by our , Nev and Penguins from the ever helpful Howard of Effinghan (thanks, Trev).

Anyhoos here's the pics and stuff.

Kit:  Fujimi 1:72 A-7E Corsair II
Paint:  WEM, Xtracolour & Humbrol enamels
Decals:  Italeri 1:72 F-16A (is that right, Nev ?)
Extras:  Extended and reprofiled radome, 'EMI/Marconi' style fintip ECM pod. Drop tanks from Hasegawa F-4 kits, Penguin missiles from Hasegawa weapons set (?). All 'carrier' options removed (wing fold, arrestor hook, catapult bridle, etc etc)

Vought A-7N+ Corsair II
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Thanks as ever for looking. All questions and comments are welcome.

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Re: RNoAF A-7N+ (Look, I finished one !)
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2009, 04:56:32 am »
Wonderfull!! I really like what you did with it!!

I'm working myself on a German A-7 and I doubt the F-4 tanks could fit the Corsair alongside the Sidewinders... You just prove it's possible!!

By the way, I really enjoy the payload  and the camo!
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Re: RNoAF A-7N+ (Look, I finished one !)
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2009, 04:57:49 am »
Clean & simple, good job Ian! :party: :party: :party:
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Re: RNoAF A-7N+ (Look, I finished one !)
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2009, 06:09:37 am »
Oh I like that one!! :thumbsup:
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Re: RNoAF A-7N+ (Look, I finished one !)
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2009, 06:47:44 am »
Nice one, my brother from another mother! :wub: :thumbsup:

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Re: RNoAF A-7N+ (Look, I finished one !)
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2009, 07:22:17 am »
Nice work! :thumbsup:

The nose job sure alters the profile somewhat! :o
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Re: RNoAF A-7N+ (Look, I finished one !)
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2009, 09:18:17 am »
Very nice Ian! :thumbsup: Love the new nose!  :wub:

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Re: RNoAF A-7N+ (Look, I finished one !)
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2009, 09:52:32 am »
I gotta be honest, whilst you were building this I was unsure about it......how foolish of me to doubt you!  Its fantastic!  Especially like the first shot with all that iron under the wings.... :tank:
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Re: RNoAF A-7N+ (Look, I finished one !)
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2009, 12:29:18 pm »
A nice looking version of a great plane.  Well done!

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Re: RNoAF A-7N+ (Look, I finished one !)
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2009, 12:39:18 pm »
Lovely!  I've a soft spot for the SLUF (yet curiously the Crusader doesn't quite float my boat).  One day I'll get round to building either an RAF or RN version - or both!  Joint Force Corsair, anyone?? ;D ;D
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Re: RNoAF A-7N+ (Look, I finished one !)
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2009, 09:09:23 am »
Like that one Ian  :thumbsup:
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Re: RNoAF A-7N+ (Look, I finished one !)
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2009, 09:14:53 am »
That's a good'un - surprising how much better it looks with that simple change to the nose cone.  :thumbsup:
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Re: RNoAF A-7N+ (Look, I finished one !)
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2009, 12:52:30 pm »
As others have said, very nice one indeed.  Like the loadout and very nice job with the gray camo.

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Re: RNoAF A-7N+ (Look, I finished one !)
« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2009, 01:22:21 pm »
Very well done, Ian! I especially like the different gray tones and how you alternated them on the wings.
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Re: RNoAF A-7N+ (Look, I finished one !)
« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2009, 11:11:49 pm »
Well done. Subtle but very effective alterations. I like this a lot. Well done.  :thumbsup:

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