Well a few issues with the decals caused me to stop on this kit for a while but the pressure of a campaign deadline - Trumpeter Mk 3 -and a wish to try to put the plane in a setting has seen some activity over the last week.
A few months ago I thought the decals were great but they have subsequently caused plenty of grief. It was with the black sheep and the insignia stars that caused the most problems but there other minor issues, like just falling off. The decals were by Microscale and I used mainly Sol to apply but over time they just didn't go the distance.
Break up like this was the worst
and all the star decals split
I did order some more but these were printed by Cartograf and a different shade of blue.
Anyway, I have finished the build this time for sure. Added some firepower by Profimodel
A-4C's had wipers for the front screen. Note to self, fix the paint and stop using a macro lens.
Added some aerials out of copper wire
So all is done.
This A-4C is based on a Marine Skyhawk flying out of Chu Lai in 1967. The next piece of work is to build a diorama around the plane sitting in a revetment. I have started to acquire some ground equipment. Obviously I have an airfield base but I don't think it is right for the period so I will likely change it. Other pieces I have are
and some Tamiya barrels for the wall which I will have to clone because I am going to need a few of them
Any suggestions on ground crew would be welcomed.
Thanks for the all the interest in following this build.