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Crashpilot´s Airfix old tool A-4D Skyhawk, DNF :-(
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PostPosted: December 24th, 2017, 2:08 pm 
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....it´s a 90ies boxing of this very old kit, at least I can hope for the decals not to give me too much trouble?

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I´ll spend most of the xmas time somewhere else with family, so I can only start this one by next Saturday, which
is a pity - -- oh, I might find a corner, where I could start scratching the elevators (maybe under the xmas tree is a good place to hide myself for a little bit of modelling? :roll: )

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You're a brave soul but if your past builds are a guide, you'll come out on top, Crash!

Maybe clear coat the decals for luck?

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I've never built one of these, but I do need a Skyhawk for my movie model collection! (Top Gun, obviously.)

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Crashpilot´s Airfix old tool A-4D Skyhawk, DNF :-(
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Until Friday, I can't do anything for this build -I left all my modelling at home - cause I'm staying with family right now.
A few days without modelling...

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The Great Auk wrote:
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Maybe clear coat the decals for luck?

The Great Auk

AT least on paper, they dont look so brittle - but i could be wrong! ?

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Back in the mid sixties I built one of these and spent hours of fun playing with it.

From what I recall it was a kit of its time and probably did not pass the test of time. However the new release Airfix A4 is an excellent kit.

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So, here is the overview of the plastic:
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...all there, except for elevators, which I´m tryin to copy from the ones from my other boxing of this kit:
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....pilot figure is too good to be wasted on a KK, I´ll save him for another kit:
....and decals seem to be ok?
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I got a spare Matchbox jet pilot, that broke a leg, he´ll be the victim for this build:
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Best of luck with the elevators and decals, Crash!

Splash has it right about the new tool A-4, it's a real honey of a kit and might be a nice way to recover after this one's built.

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My Skyhawk dated from the 1980s and the decals were OK when I built it a few years back. I suppose a lot depends on the conditions that they've been stored in.


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The pilot looks like he's really feeling that leg break!!. :lol:

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The pilot looks like he's really feeling that leg break!!. :lol:


He ejected but wasn't paying attention. :ha:

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Well, who feels it, knows it :cry:
Time to get rolling with this one! Great Auk´s already over the finish line!
I´m lucky that this kit has hardly any panel lines - nothin to stop me from giving it a reckless sanding job, after filling and filing her up!

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a little progress:
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...but wasted half the day searching for my line engraver (without finding it :roll: ), then I just grabbed for an old cutter, and some too-thick saw, to start the operation on the plasticard -
- and glued the drop tanks, but that´s it for today!

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one elevator - the fixed part of it - is already taking shape:
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....now to find some styrene for the "movable" part of the elevators - I don´t want to use that thick 2mm strong board I used before for this! ....... aaaah, found something:
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it says: PS - polystyrene, on it, so it´s my kind of plastic!

....and some thingie that serves as jet pipe - here it is:

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Don´t know where I got it from?
Should look alright up the Skyhawk´s butt:

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