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Monogram A-7 Corsair II
Posted by SargeUSMC on Saturday, December 13, 2014 5:00 PM

1:48....3rd of 4 active builds.....fuselage together, in putty. Photos coming.

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Posted by SargeUSMC on Sunday, December 14, 2014 10:05 AM

shaping up...

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  • From: Central Nebraska
Posted by freem on Monday, December 15, 2014 8:06 AM

This has been in the stash since '86. It has crept up the build list recently so I'll be watching for your progress.

Chris Christenson

 

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    April, 2010
  • From: Atlanta, GA
Posted by Mustang8376 on Monday, December 15, 2014 3:09 PM

Been debating on building this particular model.  Looking forward to seeing what you do with it.

Current build: Monogram/Revell Mig-21PF


Completed: AMT 1/537 USS Reliant

Academy 1/35 M1-A1 Abrams

Academy 1/48 F-86F30

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Posted by SargeUSMC on Friday, December 19, 2014 7:42 PM

putty work progressing

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Posted by cbaltrin on Friday, December 19, 2014 8:18 PM
Wow, that LAU9 is molded as part of the fuselage! Hats off to you sir; you are a brave man!
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Posted by SargeUSMC on Friday, December 19, 2014 9:04 PM

Allow me to show my ignorance. ....what is an LAU9?

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Posted by cbaltrin on Saturday, December 20, 2014 12:46 AM
Its the launch rail that holds the Sidewinder missile
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Posted by SargeUSMC on Saturday, December 20, 2014 7:28 AM

oooh.....no those were separate parts...............

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Posted by cbaltrin on Saturday, December 20, 2014 7:52 AM

ahhh, that's good. The picture had me fooled.

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, December 20, 2014 11:22 AM

For those who do not know the backgroud of this kit, I will elaborate. This kit was originally a 1960s vintage Aurora mold with features like retractable landing gear (with empty open wheel wells as a result), spartan cockpit, and IIRC an opening canopy hood. Monogram, when they took over Aurora's molds in the late 1970's, retooled the kit and added a much better cockpit, wheel wells, weapons, better exterior panel lines, etc. But it still retains the orginal Aurora shapes and lines overall. It's no state of the art kit today, some 40+ years later, but if you want an affordable SLUF in your 1/48 colleection, this is your only real option.

Sarge, I am enjoying watching you wrassle this one into shape.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by SargeUSMC on Saturday, December 20, 2014 12:12 PM

Thanks. Whats a SLUF?

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, December 20, 2014 12:21 PM

Like the B-52 was the BUFF... Big Ugly Fat Fella*, the A-7 was the SLUF, Short Little Ugly Fella*

*Fella is the approved family friendly term used in replacement for here...

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by SargeUSMC on Saturday, December 20, 2014 3:10 PM

aaahhhh.....roger that.

So I guess I goofed mounting up the LAU9's before the wings......gonna have a helluva time puttying up the underside wing roots.

When parked, do the stabilizers droop?

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Posted by lewbud on Saturday, December 20, 2014 3:32 PM

Yes, there is some rearward tilt.  Like your port stabilizer.  Go to www.airliners.net enter a-7 corsair ii in the search engine, and you'll see.

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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Posted by SargeUSMC on Sunday, December 21, 2014 3:12 PM

Prep for puttying up the wing roots...gonna take echolmberg's suggestion and tape it.....where I can get the tape in......where I can't I'll just have to wing it......hehehe

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Posted by SargeUSMC on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 3:40 PM

Wings!

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Posted by SargeUSMC on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 3:46 PM

Mustang.......Don't do what I did.....don't mount the launch rails until after the wings are on and the roots are done.....hehehehe

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Posted by SargeUSMC on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 3:57 PM

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Posted by Rob S. on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 4:49 PM

Great looking build thus far Sarge.

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On the Bench: Nothing on the go ATM

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  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 7:57 AM

Normally no, although I believe I have run across a few photos where they are drooped.

SargeUSMC

When parked, do the stabilizers droop?

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Posted by rangerj on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 9:30 AM

Sarge, have you ever tried filling a seam with stretched sprue and liquid glue?  

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Posted by SargeUSMC on Sunday, December 28, 2014 4:47 PM

nope.......seems like that might be more complicated??

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  • From: Indian Trail, North Carolina
Posted by Devil Dawg on Saturday, January 03, 2015 12:30 PM

Sarge, it's looking great! Too bad the Marines didn't use that bird. I would love to see one in Marine markings.

Devil Dawg

On The Bench: 1/48th Academy Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion, 1/48th Hasegawa A-7 Corsair II, 1/48th Hasegawa F/A-18F Super Hornet, 1/48th Eduard Fokker Dr. 1 Triplane, 1/48th Eduard/Hasegawa Ultimate Sabre with "MiG Mad Marine" markings

Build one at a time? Hah! That'll be the day!!

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Posted by F105nut711 on Saturday, January 03, 2015 9:54 PM
Nice! This kit is is #7 in the stash pile. I love the old Revelogram kits for their classic looks and for the pratice.
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Posted by SargeUSMC on Monday, January 12, 2015 2:59 PM

Well, I guess this build is in the toilet.......somehow I either threw away or otherwise lost the IRP for this thing.....and apparently the probe just folds into the fuselage without a door covering it, or I'd just fill in the hole.....

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Posted by RobGroot4 on Monday, January 12, 2015 3:54 PM

I would imagine you could scratch-build one with some round styrene rod of various sizes.  Don't give up yet!

Groot

"Firing flares while dumping fuel may ruin your day" SH-60B NATOPS

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Posted by SargeUSMC on Monday, January 12, 2015 8:17 PM

Ya I was thinking that.......does anyone have one of these kits that they could maybe take some photos and shoot me some measurements?  Monogram kit #5148. RM sez they can't send me a part because the kit is out of production.

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  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Monday, January 12, 2015 8:54 PM
Hey Sarge, No reason to abandon the build. Think about it. The kit already has many missing details as compared to the real thing. The probe is not what makes the A-7 look like an A-7. I would just sand off he small fairing on the right side of the nose an continue on. You did a lot of work already just to stop because of a missing fuel probe. On the other hand, I am sure someone out there has this kit or the probe in their spare parts bin and would let you have it. There are many other model websites you can ask around on. Not sure if we are allowed to mention them here, but if you are unaware, send me a private message and I can give you a list. Good luck.
SargeUSMC

Well, I guess this build is in the toilet.......somehow I either threw away or otherwise lost the IRP for this thing.....and apparently the probe just folds into the fuselage without a door covering it, or I'd just fill in the hole.....

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  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Monday, January 12, 2015 9:04 PM

Alternatively, If you really have to have one, check out this ebay item. it's the most difficult piece to scratch build -- the tip). the rest is pretty much just a tube...

www.ebay.com/.../371220361842

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