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Hobby Boss A-7A Corsair II 1-48 Complete

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  • Member since
    January, 2015
  • From: Katy, TX
Hobby Boss A-7A Corsair II 1-48 Complete
Posted by Aggieman on Saturday, December 02, 2017 9:20 PM

Here is my Corsair II.  This is the Hobby Boss kit of the A-7A Corsair II.  The kit is pretty good.  Not a whole lot of fit issues - except one area that drove me nuts and was probably my fault rather than the fault of the kit.

Here is the kit:

This is a VA-37 Corsair II based on the U.S.S. Saratogo in 1971.  I finished her in a variety of Model Master enamels and Tamiya paints.  The exterior finish is decanted Tamiya spray paint - insignia white and light gray.  Weathering from Flory dark dirt wash, Tamiya weathering compounds and ground up pastels.

The fit issue I had was with both the flaps.  They are a tight squeeze with the wings in place.  Probably though, my problem was self-inflicted, as I managed to break both off while handling during final painting and weathering stages.

Another gripe I have with this kit relates to ordinance, specifically the anti-sway braces. Of course, the parts are small as they are, but then these kit manufacturers don't provide a good way to actually attach them to the ordinance mounts.  On this kit, the attachment point was a tiny knob with no corresponding attachment point on the mounts.  They were therefore problematic when attaching the ordinance.  I ended up using a tube of UV glue that I bought for other applications but have since learned is great stuff for our world of modeling.

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Newington CT
Posted by tempestjohnny on Saturday, December 02, 2017 9:23 PM
Great looking SLUF

 

  • Member since
    December, 2015
  • From: providence ,r.i.
Posted by templar1099 on Sunday, December 03, 2017 5:28 AM

3rd time's the charm, quite the prolific builder, each one better then the next. But now I'm getting depressed. Enjoy your R&R.

"le plaisir delicieux et toujours nouveau d'une occupation inutile"

  • Member since
    February, 2011
Posted by knox on Sunday, December 03, 2017 9:53 PM

I love this plane.  You did a great job!

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, December 03, 2017 10:54 PM

Very nice!

John

To see build logs of my models, go here: http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

  

  • Member since
    January, 2009
  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Monday, December 04, 2017 9:27 AM

I am requesting the highest of fives, right now!!!

'Bout time we got some more A-7 action in here!!!

Good show!

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, December 04, 2017 10:04 AM

Thats a very nice looking build, great job on the scheme and really colourful as well.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

  

On the bench: Trumpeter 1/35th AS90   

  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, December 04, 2017 11:12 AM

Great job - one of my favorite all-time subjects.  I did the Hasegawa kit some years ago I wonder how it compares.  Kinda makes me want to do another one :)

  • Member since
    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, December 04, 2017 12:00 PM

That Corsair looks great!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/35 Tamiya Nashorn

On deck: 1/35 Tamiya Panzer III

In the hole: Probably something in 1/35 scale!

 

 

  • Member since
    January, 2009
  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Monday, December 04, 2017 1:38 PM

keavdog

Great job - one of my favorite all-time subjects.  I did the Hasegawa kit some years ago I wonder how it compares.  Kinda makes me want to do another one :)

 

 

You should...and post the WIP!!!

Comparison...

Hasegawa gets the shapes right...or at least a heck of a lot closer to right, than  H/B does. Key areas being the intake, nose, canopy and fuselage thickness/height. The H/B A-7 looks kinda like it has some F-8 genes in the mix, and lacks a little bit of "bulk" that the A-7 has.

Detail-wise, both are pretty close with options (gear bays, avionics, etc.)...the only big difference between the two (aside from the accuracy issues mentioned) is the wing attachment...Hasegawa has a 3 piece wing (2 bottom halves and a single top, which includes the top of fuselage), while the H/B has the standard top/bottom halves that attach to the fuselage sides). H/B gives you weapons (I have never been a fan of H/B-Trumpy ordnance) and fuel tanks...too long/too thin. Hasegawa only gives you the fuel tanks. I'd take the Hasegawa kit over the H/B any and every day!!!

 

  • Member since
    June, 2004
  • From: 29° 58' N 95° 21' W
Posted by seasick on Monday, December 04, 2017 2:08 PM

Great looking ugly plane.

Chasing the ultimate build.

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