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Hasegawa TA 4J Skyhawk 1/32nd scale
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Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017 - 07:23 AM UTC
I am building the Hasegawa two seat Skyhawk in 1/32 scale. I am going to build it just about out of the box with just a little added detail.

The first thing that I am doing is the cockpit sides, Hasegawa did some lumps kinda representing the quilted insulation , so I added some cross lines with a file to show the diamond pattern.
DougCohen
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Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017 - 07:25 AM UTC
the kit comes with two figures of the pilots, they don't fit too well in the seats so I put them together and sanded the legs on the outside to help them get into the seats.
DougCohen
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Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017 - 07:26 AM UTC
I am going to replace the heads with some nice Hornet faces and some resin cast helmets later in the build.
DougCohen
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Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 02:14 AM UTC
made some progress on the cockpit sidewalls with some plastic evergreen stock.
DougCohen
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Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 02:15 AM UTC
here are some progress shots


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Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 05:23 AM UTC
Hi Doug,
Looks like quick progress. I haven't seen one of these built so I'll be watching to see how it progresses.

cheers

Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 04:21 PM UTC
HI

Thanks for this. I recently picked one up and will be using your trial and tribulations as a guide for my build.

Tom
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Posted: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 03:52 AM UTC
thanks guys glad it is useful for you.
regards
Doug
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Posted: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 03:53 AM UTC
here is some more progress on the cockpits

DougCohen
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Posted: Sunday, April 02, 2017 - 07:12 AM UTC
pilots are just about ready to paint, the arms are from Airfix multipose kits.


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Posted: Wednesday, April 05, 2017 - 06:09 AM UTC
I began the painting on the offices
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Posted: Wednesday, April 05, 2017 - 06:09 AM UTC
the IP's are stock other than the paint
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Posted: Wednesday, April 05, 2017 - 02:45 PM UTC
They look great!

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Thursday, April 06, 2017 - 12:47 AM UTC
more cockpit work


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Posted: Thursday, April 06, 2017 - 12:57 AM UTC
did a little work on the wheel wells
DougCohen
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Posted: Saturday, April 08, 2017 - 01:12 AM UTC
more work on the cockpit and got the fuse glued together now
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Posted: Saturday, April 08, 2017 - 01:13 AM UTC
the helmets for the crew are painted now, I did an extra cause I was having fun with them

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Posted: Monday, April 10, 2017 - 12:59 AM UTC
helmets on , time to mask it off and start the main painting.
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Posted: Monday, April 10, 2017 - 05:45 AM UTC
Terrific work on that office paintjob Doug !!!

Looking great ! Looking forward for the next update !!!
DougCohen
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Posted: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 06:10 AM UTC
some paint on the major assembly


all Tamiya paint, the orange-red is my own mix.
DougCohen
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Posted: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 03:08 AM UTC
more paint and gloss coat, I used Pledge floor shine for the clear gloss


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Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017 - 06:13 AM UTC
finally got some more done on this one
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Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017 - 09:33 PM UTC
Wow, fantastic build! Those figures look amazing. One day I will learn to paint the peoples.
DougCohen
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Posted: Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 02:47 AM UTC
masking off and now some weathering needs to happen but just a little as it is a pretty clean plane