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Hosted by Kevin Brant
Academy 1/72 Super Etendard FINISHED
Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Joined: February 19, 2017
KitMaker: 17 posts
AeroScale: 12 posts
Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 12:39 PM UTC
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.

Final Reveal Video

Time Lapse Build Video

Final Photos






New York, United States
Joined: December 04, 2010
KitMaker: 9,167 posts
AeroScale: 7,289 posts
Posted: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 06:38 AM UTC
Very nicely done.
Illinois, United States
Joined: December 08, 2017
KitMaker: 63 posts
AeroScale: 24 posts
Posted: Friday, February 16, 2018 - 08:29 AM UTC
Nice work, she looks great.