Author Topic: Super Scooter  (Read 2066 times)

Offline Bryan H.

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Super Scooter
« on: May 16, 2015, 11:09:27 AM »
Here's my Super Scooter... Sorry for the fuzzy cell pic - can't find the bit to download from my real camera.  ???  She should be finished in a few more days.

Cheers & happy modeling, Bryan

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Re: Super Scooter
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2015, 09:42:16 PM »
nice model, is RCN on the picture name meaning Royal Canadian Navy? bought as second hand? :)

Offline Bryan H.

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Re: Super Scooter
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2015, 05:02:50 AM »
nice model, is RCN on the picture name meaning Royal Canadian Navy? bought as second hand? :)
Yes, trying to think of a good back story.  Maybe, Canada bought & manufactured A-4's for it's light fighter instead of the F-5.  Also, Canadian Navy bought A-4's for it's Banshee replacement and kept the Bonaventure until the mid 70's then replaced her with a CVV and did a Singapore/Brazil/New Zealand-type upgrade program on her A-4 fleet.

I've made good progress, painting is essentially finished but I think I'm going to need an extension as well - slight decal malfunction...  :(

Cheers & happy modeling, Bryan
« Last Edit: May 26, 2015, 05:10:11 AM by Bryan H. »

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Re: Super Scooter
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2015, 06:30:22 AM »
Though I have not yet starting cutting plastic, I'd like to graft on a Harrier GR.3 nose to an A-4 so we can have a Skyhawk GR.1
Work in progress ::

I am giving up listing them. They all end up on the shelf of procrastination anyways.

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Offline Bryan H.

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Re: Super Scooter
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2015, 08:59:32 AM »
Here's the progress so far (and the problem...)  Some of the decals were custom but didn't react too well when I tried to use them - ugh!

Cheers & happy modeling, Bryan



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Re: Super Scooter
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2015, 12:21:03 PM »
Did the water get into the decal and make the ink run?  :o
 Really sucks to be close to finishing and have such a problem.  :icon_crap:

Offline Bryan H.

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Re: Super Scooter
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2015, 08:55:47 AM »
I'll make it work & possibly even look good - it's all part of the adventure of what-if!  But it is kinda irritating...

Cheers & happy modeling, Bryan

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Re: Super Scooter
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2015, 08:00:06 PM »
You could go with the extreme weathering/long time at sea look.  OpTempo was so high that they were kept corrosion free and operational, but not "inspection ready?"

Either way, this is coming along very nicely and I look forward to your next update.

Offline Tophe

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Re: Super Scooter
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2015, 12:37:30 AM »
Yes, trying to think of a good back story.  Maybe, Canada bought & manufactured A-4's for it's light fighter instead of the F-5.  Also, Canadian Navy bought A-4's for it's Banshee replacement and kept the Bonaventure until the mid 70's then replaced her with a CVV and did a Singapore/Brazil/New Zealand-type upgrade program on her A-4 fleet.
I've just seen a Canadian A-4 as agressor on the other site: http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,40650.0.html
Will your one follow this direction or different?

Offline Bryan H.

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Re: Super Scooter
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2015, 08:50:48 AM »
Will your one follow this direction or different?

Mine will be a regular RCN line aircraft.  I think the story will include trials of a new eco-friendly paint formula - looks like the RCN is going back to the old eco-unfriendly formula for the time being...  ;)

Cheers & happy modeling, Bryan

Offline Bryan H.

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Re: Super Scooter
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2015, 10:21:15 AM »
She's finished!  A few pictures and a short write-up are in the Completed Models thread.  :)

Cheers and happy modeling, Bryan
« Last Edit: June 03, 2015, 10:35:15 AM by Bryan H. »

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Re: Super Scooter
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2015, 11:28:50 AM »
Very nice!