1/48th A-7E Corsair II (edited)
This is the rather awful Revell (old Aurora) kit disguised as a Corsair II. It takes it’s [rightful] place among other Navy jets of the era (I didn’t have one of these). The fit wasn’t all THAT bad, but the details...wait – the lack of details – was/is noticeably apparent. I don’t know WHY they did it, but the half-moon attachment point for the nose wheel was molded in such a way that the strut was angled (?). Minor surgery would have been necessary to have the nose wheel pointed “straight” and the kit just wasn’t worth the effort. BUT, no nose weight was needed. Let me also apologize for the sub-par photography – given the poor quality of the kit, admittedly, about as much care was taken when doin’ the pics. 🙁
I tried to “prettify” it as best I could with a plethora of decals in a somewhat generic rendition. The fuel tanks were in the kit (as were all the pylons), but the bombs, like most of the decals, are from the spares box. I’m once again ‘kit-less’ – but this time I’m holdin’ out for a Tamiya kit...no more hit-and-miss with what Hobby Lobby offers.
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