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Hi everyone, the A-4 Skyhawk GB is looming ever so close, and I have stupidly decided to finish this A-4B started eons ago. That is the plan no matter how silly it sounds. Silly because I am trying to finish my Etendard IV M from the Heller GB, and because I am entering another A-4B from Airfix in the A-4 GB... This one is being built almost OOB. I am using a Pavla Escapac seat. As the airframe I am modelling has the new type of rims, I have stolen the wheels from an Esci A-4E. And the underwing tanks a well, as they are better than the Airfix items. I jazzed up the cockpit slightly by representing the padding with adhesive aluminium foil marked with the back of a scalpel blade. Nobody will ever see it once the canopy has been glued shut! Here is a photo of the progress to date: Xtradecal will supply the markings. Thanks for watching. JR
Hi all, for some unknown reason I am entering this A-4 GB. Still haven't figured why... Anyway, here is the guilty party: the 1/72 Airfix A-4B. I am sure very many BMers will enter this very kit. Despite its shortcomings it is a lovely kit to build, and it actually does look like an A-4B. I have another A-4B in the WIP and good sense would have me finish that one before starting another one... That won't happen. Here are a few photos: I did not even remember that I had these few goodies. So will use them, why not! The the decals, I have to sheets from Xtradecal. The A-4B in WIP will sport the VC-5 Checkertails scheme. The second A-4B in this GB will either be in the colors of VA-83, VA-86 or VA-106. Still totally undecided! There you are. Have fun, all of you! JR
Hello guys, while I wait for the last parts of my 109 to dry, I decided to take the first photos of my first 3D printed model: Kosmosur 3D's A-4B in 1:72. The model came with decals from Calcas del Sur for a bare metal or camouflaged aircraft. Here's a photo of the model. More photos soon. The brown patch was painted by me to test if the paint would stick to the surface.
My fourth and final placeholder (for now!) is for a kit I recently completed as an Argentine Air Force A-4P, for which decals were erroneously included in early releases of the "starter" kit version, of which I bought four of on the cheap. This time around, I will be building the USN version. I will probably tinker with the weapons load. Maybe Bullpup missiles, maybe MERs w/Mk 81 "slicks", who knows?