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1:48....3rd of 4 active builds.....fuselage together, in putty. Photos coming.
This has been in the stash since '86. It has crept up the build list recently so I'll be watching for your progress.
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
putty work progressing
Allow me to show my ignorance. ....what is an LAU9?
oooh.....no those were separate parts...............
ahhh, that's good. The picture had me fooled.
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...
Thanks. Whats a SLUF?
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...
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?
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.
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
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
Great looking build thus far Sarge.
On the Bench: Nothing on the go ATM
Normally no, although I believe I have run across a few photos where they are drooped.
When parked, do the stabilizers droop?
Sarge, have you ever tried filling a seam with stretched sprue and liquid glue?
nope.......seems like that might be more complicated??
Sarge, it's looking great! Too bad the Marines didn't use that bird. I would love to see one in Marine markings.
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!!
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.....
I would imagine you could scratch-build one with some round styrene rod of various sizes. Don't give up yet!
"Firing flares while dumping fuel may ruin your day" SH-60B NATOPS
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.
SargeUSMCWell, 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.....
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...
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