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Posted by keavdog on Thursday, April 30, 2020 7:34 PM

Those came out of my spares box but I think Hasegawa weapons set D has them

Thanks,

John

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, April 30, 2020 2:16 PM

keavdog

I looked and looked for the smaller TER without the faring with no luck... so these will be surrouned by ordance - good luck if you can see them when built.  My commitment only goes so far... Just put the Mk 20's together and wow, increadibly soft carvable resin, kudos to Eduard.  Plus they come with a full set of decals.

Stand by... are these right?  They look right.

http://www.hobbylinc.com/aerobonus-usn-triple-ejector-rack-ter7-a:a37b5-plastic-model-aircraft-accessory-1:48-scale-480056?source=froogle&gclid=Cj0KCQjwy6T1BRDXARIsAIqCTXrqWSlL78cw0uQSV1mIW4l7V0zbPdvNqI2a0fQUvD-9px2kTWSTzB0aAjssEALw_wcB

 

 

Yes, those are the correct type of TERs. The Hasegawa weapons sets also include the type... Now I am curious as to where you got the newer type? I need to find some for a F-16 build.

 

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 keavdog on Thursday, April 30, 2020 3:45 AM

In the middle of decaling

 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 11:55 PM

I looked and looked for the smaller TER without the faring with no luck... so these will be surrouned by ordance - good luck if you can see them when built.  My commitment only goes so far... Just put the Mk 20's together and wow, increadibly soft carvable resin, kudos to Eduard.  Plus they come with a full set of decals.

Stand by... are these right?  They look right.

http://www.hobbylinc.com/aerobonus-usn-triple-ejector-rack-ter7-a:a37b5-plastic-model-aircraft-accessory-1:48-scale-480056?source=froogle&gclid=Cj0KCQjwy6T1BRDXARIsAIqCTXrqWSlL78cw0uQSV1mIW4l7V0zbPdvNqI2a0fQUvD-9px2kTWSTzB0aAjssEALw_wcB

 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 10:32 PM

The Rockeyes look great. But those TERs are the type used since the late 80s by F-16s and A-10s. See if you have the older more common type somewhere. 

 

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 keavdog on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 9:45 PM

That t-37 is looking awesome!

So... I was just going to do an out of the box version of Cunninghams mount Showtime 100 when Stik called out the loadout.  So - off I went looking.  My stash had been raided of all the Mk 20s for other projects and I surely didn't have sidewinder rails with a TER underneath.  So I found these: 

And cobbled together these (in progress):

If everything fits and doesn't drag the ground it will be a miracle.  More to come :)

For the outboard plyons I need to fill in the notches and should be good to go for ordanance.  Hmm, what to do with the two extra sparrows :/

Thanks,

John

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 8:19 PM

crown r n7

The snakeyes are for a AV-8 I'm working on for another GB Another old monogram kit.

 

Got ya...

 

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 crown r n7 on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 7:52 PM

The snakeyes are for a AV-8 I'm working on for another GB Another old monogram kit.

 .Nick

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 7:42 PM

Tomcat, looks like you used a LOT of putty mask there! When are they coming off?

 

crown r n7

 

Crown, looks like you have more ordnance than hardpoints if you include the Snakeyes....

 

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 crown r n7 on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 6:05 PM

wow I lost track of what color is next ... interesting.

my lastest pics after flat clear coat seats are in weapons ready just some small stuff to do.

 .Nick

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Posted by Tomcat on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 4:13 PM

I am into the painting process on my B57. Here the canopy is covered in bare metal foil...

I started with the underside in a satin/semi-gloss black...

I masked off the underside and began painting the upper side in the SEA cammo. First the dark Tan. Then masked for the meduim green...

notice I didn't properly coverup the wing tip tank. It should be solid black. Oh, well there's one touch up to do...

Here the medium green has been applied and masked, ready for the dark green...

now the dark green has been added...

I'll post some more when the paint has dried and I am able to pull some of that masking goop off. Surprise

Mark aka Tomcat

On the workbench: Monogram 1/24 '69 Pontiac GTO and a Monogram 1/67 (box scale) B-26 Invader

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 12:35 PM

Real, CB, TJ, Silent, many thanks for the complements guys! 

 

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 silentbob33 on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 8:19 AM
Awesome SLUF Stik! The weathering looks spot on, and I loved the write up with it. Crown, your Tweet looks good too! Looks like you're at about the same spot as I am. I'm going with a different loadout though: fuel tanks, Mk 82s, and rocket pods

On my bench: Academy 1/35 UH-60L Black Hawk

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 5:39 AM

Great finish on the Corsair Stik.The

The Dragonfly is just a cool looking midget.  Looking great Nick

 

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Posted by cbaltrin on Monday, April 27, 2020 7:24 PM

Nice Work on the A-7 Stik!

On the Bench:

  • Monogram P-47D
  • Monogram 1/72 F-4J
  • Monogram F-14A
  • Monogram P-51D
  • Revel 1/72 HH-3 Jolly Green Giant
  • Italeri F-100D 1/72  Done!
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Posted by Real G on Monday, April 27, 2020 3:16 PM

Stik, nice SLUfF!

Crown n r7, looking forward to seeing that Tweety Bird get bombed up!  The A-37 looks amazing when all its pylons have ordnance hanging from them.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, April 27, 2020 3:03 PM

crown r n7

yeah me too, those fiddy little THICK mounts on the hard points. I'll tell you gotten spoiled with the Japanese kits lol.

 

Nice! Yes

In their favor.... those thick hardpoints mounts do make for positive location and mounting... and are not quite as fragile...

 

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 crown r n7 on Monday, April 27, 2020 10:36 AM

yeah me too, those fiddy little THICK mounts on the hard points. I'll tell you gotten spoiled with the Japanese kits lol.

 .Nick

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, April 27, 2020 9:46 AM

Thanks Nick. I’m looking forward to seeing your A-37 completed.

 

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 crown r n7 on Monday, April 27, 2020 9:13 AM

hey guys I havent been watching but ..

Oortiz. It looks good for what its worth Id leave it be could cuse more trouble..

Stik. Thats one tough lookin A-7 well done!! 

Im still messing round the hard points on the A-37 but Im going with two fuel tanks, naplam,iron bombs and mini guns.

 .Nick

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, April 27, 2020 12:57 AM

jeaton01

Yes, the rescue makes it all the better.  Not like Robbie Risner's wingman in the Korean War.

 

Here is the story of the downing and subsequent rescue.

http://www.nhahistoricalsociety.org/index.php/hc-7-combat-rescue-124-10-november-1972/

 

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 jeaton01 on Sunday, April 26, 2020 9:41 PM

Yes, the rescue makes it all the better.  Not like Robbie Risner's wingman in the Korean War.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, April 26, 2020 5:59 PM

Thank you John. And for you hosting this GB. The photo of chose is perfectly good for the wall. I’m glad that you liked the write up. I love it when we can turn up that sort of information. I felt it rather appropriate as this was just another aerial workhorse that flew and fell during the long air war. And with the good ending of rescue for the pilot.

 

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 jeaton01 on Sunday, April 26, 2020 5:40 PM

That's a worthy addition to the GB, Carlos, and a great writeup, but then I would expect that of you.  Well done, yer on the Wall.  Let me know if you would like a different photo than the one I choose and I'll swap them.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, April 26, 2020 4:15 PM

 

After looking across every A-7 Vietnam war photo that I could find online, I settled on the warload modeled as it had the TERs and Mk.82s, as in this kit, but also some Rockeye CBUs and Shrike ARMs for a nice variety of weapons that is historically accurate for the time. The Shrikes and Rockeyes came from Hasegawa weapon sets.

As for the aircraft itself, I chose VA-93 because I really liked the sharkmouth markings, and because they flew the A-7B for three deployments in Vietnam between 1970 and the cease fire in 1973. In particular I wanted to model an aircraft from the Linebacker period. I was able to track down a website with information on all A-7s built, their Buereau of Aeronautics numbers, squadron assignments with Modex if known, and fate. From a few decal sheets I was able to cobble together markings for this aircraft NF 314 Bu.No. 154506. Originally assigned to VA-125 when built, it was transferred to VA-93 on USS Midway in 1972, likely when she was sent back to line in response to North Vietnam’s “Easter Offensive” in spring 1972. Not quite yet six months after they had returned from their last combat cruise aboard USS Midway in November 1971. After a short period at Dixie Station off South Vietnam flying against the NVA ground forces, USS Midway and VA-93 moved north to Yankee Station and participated in Operation Linebacker strikes from early May 1972 throughout the summer, and into the fall of 1972. NF 314/154506’s luck ran out six months later on November 10, 1972 while flying armed reconnaissance. Damaged by AAA, the pilot was able to guide the mortally wounded aircraft out over the Gulf of Tonkin where he successfully ejected and was rescued. One of three, and the final, combat loss for VA-93 during Operation Linebacker.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for looking, comments and critiques are welcome

 

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 stikpusher on Sunday, April 26, 2020 10:56 AM

John and JM, thank you for your kind words. This turned out better than I thought that it would at some points of this project. 

John I have the Hasegawa kit as well. After this one, I am looking forward to the Hasegawa kit one day.

JM, I crossed paths a few times with A-7s in my service career. Their drivers were good, and I sure would not have wanted to be on the receiving end of their fury in combat.

 

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 jmoran426 on Sunday, April 26, 2020 6:26 AM
Looks great! A believable replica of a hard working warbird. In the Ocala National Forest, the Navy has a bombing range that served the Jacksonville Marine and fleet training. On the edge of the range was an observation tower that got you above the trees. The A-7s were regulars to the range, mostly the Marines from Craig Field, but also the carrier birds at Mayport. They would circle the range at 300 ft. AGL lining up for their strafing and bombing runs. It was neat to watch as they went by, their little white helmets bobbing in the canopy as they went by at about 300 kts. From the tower, you could barely see their run to the target until they got to the top of the final arch over the target. Now a lot of them have been retired to display duty, one of them at the High Springs Middle School.

jmoran426

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, April 26, 2020 2:48 AM

Looks great Carlos.  Super clear glass always helps.   Nice job on one of my favorite birds!  I have the 1/48 Hasegawa kit in the stash.  Well done.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, April 26, 2020 1:08 AM

jeaton01

Stik, if I only had even near perfect models in my display cases, they'd be empty!Surprise

 

John, I have yet to build one anywhere near perfect... They all have gigs. I know where the bodies are buried... lol!

Ok, I’m at the 99% completed mark now. I reached that point this evening just before sundown. Tomorrow I just need to paint the navigation lights and that pretty much it. These photos will do for now.

 

 

 

After I paint the lights I’ll get some all around photos...

 

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 jeaton01 on Saturday, April 25, 2020 6:35 PM

Stik, if I only had even near perfect models in my display cases, they'd be empty!Surprise

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

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