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Hasegawa A-7E Corsair II - Completed!


39 13 October 2020, 03:09
Michael Phillips
Well, she's all done! Been a tale of two builds, was going flawlessly for the first half then once decaling started it fought me quite a bit. But overall I am happy with it, not my greatest work but not my worst either. On to the next... 🙂
13 October 2020, 03:19
Germen V
very nice, well done!!
13 October 2020, 03:29
Konrad -
Awesome work Michael !!
Love it 👍!
13 October 2020, 06:01
what a fantastic job.
13 October 2020, 06:16
Eelco Gregoire
I really love this! Very colorfull, nice matt finish, the weatherd bombs.. Everything!!
13 October 2020, 06:18
Roland Revolvermann
Beautiful 👍
13 October 2020, 06:51
Piotr Sarniński-Górecki
Looks great !!! Congrats !!!
13 October 2020, 07:01
Martin Oostrom
I could be quite happy with this being my best.
You did very well as usual Michael. 👍
13 October 2020, 07:23
Top build in top presentation! 👍👍👍
13 October 2020, 08:20
Great, as always! Very nice, realistic weathering, nice paint job and detail work! 👍
13 October 2020, 09:30
Slavo Hazucha
Superb result once more - it looks great overall, incl. the grapes of ordnance - for me the outstanding highlight is the pro integration of the challenging markings & colors into a weathered look - very convincing and IMHO the clear main highlight of the build - top job! Another one for the Final Countdown on the deck! 👍

And also a really nice quick save with the landing gear - always the best way to treat an "ouchie" - fix immediately & be done with it!😉
13 October 2020, 10:49
Michael Hickey
Very nicely finished off, top job Michael.👍👍👍
13 October 2020, 12:25
Nathan Dempsey
Yes, another masterful finish. I agree with Slavo, as I really like how you gave a weathered look to the markings.
13 October 2020, 12:56
Jos Jansen
What more can I say that hasn't been said yet Michael ... absolutely another gorgeous model...!
13 October 2020, 14:31
Michael Phillips
Thanks Germen, Konrad, Spanjaard, Eelco, Roland, Piotr, Martin, Neuling, Alexander, Slavo, Michael, Nathan, and Jos! Every single one of your comments means a lot to me, and always gets me excited to go on with the next update or the next project. It has been truly an honor to have you all along for the ride and look forward to the next adventure!
13 October 2020, 18:19
James C
That's a fantastic result Michael. I particularly like how the weathering turned out in the end and despite your concerns that it may have been a little heavy. You obviously toned it down a little on the white and it looks superb. Overall, an awesome looking SLUF! 👍
13 October 2020, 18:58
Maciej Bellos
Blending in the decals with the rest of the camouflage is a sign of mastery. Beautifully done Michael. Kudos mate for the great result!
13 October 2020, 20:18
Congrats Michael, your sluf turned out really nice! as mentioned before: blending the colors and the gray into a consistent picture is masterfully done 👍 I am also glad you included a lot of iron bombs in the loadout, they just look naked without the bomb bristling MERs 🙂 Awesome!
13 October 2020, 21:33
Ricardo Reis
Beautiful A-7!!! 👍
13 October 2020, 22:47
Michael Phillips
Thanks James, Maciej, Daniel, and Ricardo! I am honored you like it!
14 October 2020, 14:50
Excellent work Michael.
14 October 2020, 15:35
Jasper Breur
Another masterpiece Michael, congratulations!
15 October 2020, 13:45
Michael Phillips
Thanks Marko and Jasper! I appreciate your kind comments.

Marko, how ya been mate? What are you working on now? I haven't seen anything new from you in a few months...
15 October 2020, 20:39
Thomas T
Extremely nice result, mate!
15 October 2020, 20:59
I'm fine, Thank You for asking. Working on SU-34 Fullback, but it's slow progress since I have other things I got to take care of before winter comes, but it will be finished.
16 October 2020, 11:22
Michael Phillips
Thanks so much Thomas!

Good to hear you are well Marko. I look forward to seeing your Hellduck reveal!
17 October 2020, 02:00
Donald Dickson II
Wow! Another home run sir! And another scheme I wont dare try to match!
17 October 2020, 02:16
Clifford Keesler
I'm speechless sir. Just outstanding, well done.
17 October 2020, 02:22
Erik Leijdens
Fantastic work on this A-7!
17 October 2020, 07:07
Sergej I
Beautiful, I am so tempted to switch to 1/48 scale...
17 October 2020, 07:11
Gerald Willing
well done 👍
17 October 2020, 21:58
Nathan Dempsey
I know I've already commented on this build Michael, but I must say that today I attended an outdoor (full bio warfare garb) bazaar for model kits and I saw the kit from your project on someone's table and just kept staring at the open box and thought about your build. I must say the seller noticed and joked, but I brought up your album and showed him. After I sat the box back down the seller took the kit off of his table and returned it to his car boot. You moved someone's kit from the "I don't need this kit" pile to his "I have to build this" pile. That's freakin' awesome.
18 October 2020, 03:16
Michael Phillips
Thanks Donald, Clifford, Erik, Sergej, Gerald, and Nathan! You all have brightened my cold rainy Monday with you kind words. 🙂

Nathan, that is the coolest thing I have heard in quite some time, and put a massive smile on my face. Thank you for sharing that with me. There is no greater compliment than to know my work inspired someone!
19 October 2020, 17:07


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