Academy 1/72 Super Etendard

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Hi All,

This is my completed Academy 1/72 Super Etendard.

I hope you all take the time to watch the reveal video as well as the timelapse build video. The timelapse video took me some time to complete but I really think it is very enjoyable.

Build Summary

This kits original molds are quite old - if my information is correct - it dates back to 1983. It is based on a kit from a company Sunny-Tri. For its age I must admit the detail is very good.

Although this kit is almost complete at the time I am writing this, the goal was to complete the kit OOB with spare seat belts PE. I have nearly done this. I did scratch build the detail in the front wheel well, as there was none there and a seam I could not remove, so I covered it in detailing. The kit has no cockpit detail, and I did not add any either, it does have a HUD display.

The kit was painted with Humbrol enamels. I did preshade with Tamiya Enamel XF-1. And some post shading was done as well by just lightening one of the dark colours with thinner.

Panel lines were done using a Copic Multiliner Pen with a 0.05mm tip in Sepia Colour - I wanted to keep the panel lines a bit lighter. Rivets were given a wash with Tamiya Panel Line Accent. Wheel wells were washed with Vallejo Weathering wash brown. Finally it was matte coated and the canopy was applied. There was a gap between the canopy and fuselage which was filled with Vallejo putty and brush painted over.


Build Thread

http://www.scale-models.co.uk/threads/academy-1-72-super-etendard.29599/


Final Reveal Video

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Timelapse Build Video





Build Slideshow Video




Final Photos

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I hope you all liked the post. As always, all comments welcome.
 

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Superb work Bob, enjoyed your little videos. Your Super Etendard is A+.

I think they are all retired now, replaced by the Rafale?
 

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Fantastic work Bob and some great video's to go with it.
 
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