1/48 Hasegawa A-7E Corsair II

Gallery Article by Jason Field on Aug 26 2011


This is my first submission here on ARC, something I've been wanting to do for several years. All of the work here is first class, and its incredibly humbling to see the true artistry that goes into everyone's models. I'm just hoping not to disappoint with my own. This little SLUFF probably needs little introduction. Any of you who have worked on this kit know that apart from some intake issues, the fit is pretty good and the overall model is a joy to put together. I made some major mistakes with the intake that caused me to sit this kit on a shelf for a year before working up the courage to to give it another go. If you've ever used latex paint to finish off the inside of an intake but didn't allow enough drying time you might know what I mean. 

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I used two different AM parts, a resin cockpit from Aires, and a VA 146 decal sheet from Super Scale. Its nice to have this one done, and I'm looking forward to finishing up a few more projects I have in the works.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my pictures. Hopefully future submissions will have some slightly better photography. I'm sure none of you wanted to see blurry shots of my back yard. Thank you again to Steve for such a great website!

Jason Field

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Photos and text by Jason Field