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Offline Ed S

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Luffwaffe A-4 Skyhawk
« 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.
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Re: Luffwaffe A-4 Skyhawk
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2019, 06:44:06 am »
Sounds interesting!
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Re: Luffwaffe A-4 Skyhawk
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2019, 08:48:41 am »
DON'T JUMP THE GUN, ED! :o

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Re: Luffwaffe A-4 Skyhawk
« Reply #3 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.
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Re: Luffwaffe A-4 Skyhawk
« Reply #4 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.....
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Re: Luffwaffe A-4 Skyhawk
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2019, 07:05:04 pm »
Sounds good to me !
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Re: Luffwaffe A-4 Skyhawk
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2019, 02:00:42 am »
Sounds a neat idea, looking forward to it  :thumbsup:
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Re: Luffwaffe A-4 Skyhawk
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2019, 05:14:59 am »
SPINNERS did something like this some time ago (2012), apparently a re-labeled Kiwi Skyhawk(?):



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


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Re: Luffwaffe A-4 Skyhawk
« Reply #8 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.

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Re: Luffwaffe A-4 Skyhawk
« Reply #9 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.



And sitting upright for the decals to dry overnight.



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Re: Luffwaffe A-4 Skyhawk
« Reply #10 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.
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Re: Luffwaffe A-4 Skyhawk
« Reply #11 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.
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Re: Luffwaffe A-4 Skyhawk
« Reply #12 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:

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Re: Luffwaffe A-4 Skyhawk
« Reply #13 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  ;)
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Re: Luffwaffe A-4 Skyhawk
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2019, 05:54:17 pm »
Finished.













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