1/48 Hasegawa A-7 Corsair II

by Rodrigo Rendon

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I've always loved the grungy look of the TPS paint scheme on naval aircraft.  One thing I like about the A-7 is that it has more hardpoints to hang ordnance on.

The build and fit are straight forward.  I had a bit of trouble with the intake seam and where the front wing meets the fuselage.  I used Eduard photo etched cockpit and a resin seat.

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The AGM-88 is from an F-16 kit and the bombs are from the Hasegawa bomb kit.  RBF tags are also from Eduard.

I scratch built the deck from a for sale sign; painted it with Tamiya German Grey, White, yellow and Tamiya smoke for weathering.  Tie downs are from Tom's Model Works.  Chock and tow bar are made from Evergreen plastic rods.  Chains are made from jewelry chain.

Rodrigo

Photos and text by Rodrigo Rendon