Trumpeter 1/32 A-7E Corsair II "SLUF"

By Ha Pham

Here's my newest finished model A-7E Corsair II from Trumpeter. I started up the building for around 1 year, mostly out-of-box except the seat that I added some putty AB to look realistic. The cockpit and seat-belts details are good. One thing I don't like is the shape of the fuel tank totally wrong, the shape of intake duct is acceptable.

During the work, I didn't satisfy with the intake duct needing a lot of sanding and putty inside so I scratched the cover for it and the afterburner too, to hide the gap and make the model look different. I'm happy with the result anyway! Sometimes, I have to recess the surface ( the rivets and restrained lines are too low on some places).

Paint is always from Mr. Color lacquer, for clear coat I used Future. The effect is unbelievable for decal applying, at the end I sprayed some Matt varnish from Winsor acrylic artist paint.

The most boring step is making the Mk.82 Snake-eyes bombs. 18 in total but the look that your monster loaded heavily is terrified!

For guys who plan to build this kit, I have some warnings:

Except those things, building this kit is fun.

© Ha Pham 2014

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This article was published on Saturday, October 25 2014; Last modified on Saturday, April 16 2016