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  1. Hi to all! Here is my latest finished job and this is first time posting my job on this forum. So, model is Airfix A-4B Skyhawk, 1/72 scale and in Argentina colors. It's wonderful Airfix kit and it's pleasure to working on it... Take a look.... Thanks!
  2. Dogfight Doubles MiG-17F 'Fresco' & Douglas A-4B Skyhawk (A50185) 1:72 Airfix It is good to see the return of "Dog fight Doubles" most of us have built them before and we will have a memory of them. This time Airfix have combined their newer tool A-4 and MiG-17 in a Vietnam themed box, As well as the two kits they include paints and glue to aid the construction, and one of their black triangular stands to display the two models in flight / a dog fight if the modeller wishes. MiG-17F 'Fresco' Although outwardly similar to th
  3. For some strange and inexplicable moment I obviously don't think that I have enough on my plate already so here goes with build number three in the GB. Following hot on the heels of my Skyraider comes another Monogram classic in the form of the A-4 Skyhawk, this has been boxed in a variety of slightly different forms over the years and can basically be built as either an A-4E or F out of the box, my boxing is for a Blue Angels F; Fresh from a certain internet auction site the very blue plastic came still sealed in it's original plastic bag; Upon opening the
  4. Morning folk's after a couple of years now building mostly golden oldie's I thought it time to get out the airbrush and embark on a series of build's with more modern offering's covering my favourite US Navy aircraft in the classic Gray/White period of their service.First up is Airfix's Skyhawk a cracking little kit it is too,I broke up the upper surface gray a little with a few passes of the airbrush in a lighter then ran a dark gray wash into the panel's,this first one a practice piece for what's to follow which will be the Panther,Cougar,Fury,Prowler and Intruder and hopefu
  5. A-4B/Q Undercarriage Set (for Airfix Kit) 1:72 CMK by Special Hobby The new tool a few years back now from Airfix was very welcome, it gives you a sense of how good the kit is that there is not much aftermarket for kit out there. This set even though it says Undercarriage set is really the undercarriage bays. You get both main gear bays and the nose bay; as well as all the gear aby door. Given the layout of the airfix kit some major surgery will be required to use all these. All the parts are very well cast. Review sample cou
  6. Hi All Here is my Malaysian Skyhawk that didn't make it in the Frontline Asia 80's GB . This is one of many that missed in recent GBs . The rest may also appear here . Boot recei.ved . As always comments are welcome . More soon Martin H
  7. Hello, Here's my just finished 1/72 Fujimi A-4E Skyhawk. I used Armycast decals (very nice!) to do it as an ex-US Navy A-4E with 110 Squadron in 1973, before it got the extended tailpipe and DEFA guns. I added some M117's from Brassin on the MER on the centreline, the LAU-10's on the wings are from the kit. The green, brown and grey are Humbrol, the sand color is ModelMaster. Thanks for looking, I hope you like it.
  8. Greetings everyone ! This will be a fast project ! The Hasegawa kit is an old one with no detail . Fitting is acceptable . I decided to paint the model with a cute green camo that i found on the internet . I don't know if it's historically valid but i don't care much . This is my progress so far . Hope you like it ! IMG_20200412_123651 by Dionyssis Vacalas, on Flickr IMG_20200412_123641 by Dionyssis Vacalas, on Flickr IMG_20200412_123631 by Dionyssis Vacalas, on Flickr IMG_20200413_193236 by Dionyssis Vacalas, on Flickr IMG_20200413_19
  9. HobbyBoss is to release in late February 2019 a 1/72nd Douglas A-4E Skyhawk kit - ref. 87254 Source: http://www.hobbyboss.com/index.php?g=home&m=article&a=show&id=129&l=en It'll be the first of a 1/72nd Skyhawk family. - ref. 87254 - Douglas A-4E Skyhawk - ref. 87255 - Douglas A-4F Skyhawk - ref. 87256 - Douglas A-4M Skyhawk V.P.
  10. AZ model is to release a family of 1/72nd Cessna 150/152/180 & U-17 Skyhawk kits Source: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234931186-azmodellegatoadmiral-wwii-aircraft-comments-questions-and-wishes/?p=1518104 V.P.
  11. Here`s new model for my "Falklands War collection" - 1/72 A-4Q Skyhawk of Argentine Naval Aviation, code 3-A-305 (ex-US Navy A4D-2 serial 144929), Rio Grande air base, Falklands War, May 1982. Built of Airfix` kit A03029, which seems to be a quite nice kit, but requires a lot of work because of terrible and stupid errors (worst of them is bad nose angle). I think that old Fujimi from 1980`s is still much better than Airfix from 2012. I`ve used PE parts from Eduard, resin fuel tanks from Brengun, resin ejection seat from Pavla and decals from Condor Decals and DP Casper.
  12. Phase Hangar Resin Accessories is to release a serie of sets for the 1/48th Hasegawa Scooters. Among others are parts to convert the Hasegawa TA-4J into 1/48th Douglas OA-4M and TA-4KU Skyhawk! Sources: https://www.facebook.com/PhaseHangarResinAccessories/posts/10156828722443802 https://www.facebook.com/PhaseHangarResinAccessories/photos/a.10151770899413802/10156825579588802/ V.P.
  13. The A-4H was developed specially for Israel, it was A-4E which featured improved avionics and the improved thrust J52-P-8A engine. Armament consisted of twin DEFA 30 mm cannons. Later modifications included the avionics hump and an extended tailpipe, implemented in Israel by IAI. Pics thanks to Dov.
  14. Last week I managed to finish this Hasegawa TA-4F Skyhawk in adversary markings. It is one of several adversary Skyhawks I have built, and I started it more than five years ago. It was a straight forward build but it just got sidetracked by lots of other models. I sprayed it freehand with Xtracolor enamels and used Fightertown decals for the markings. This is the company she will be joining: Jens
  15. Douglas A-4F Skyhawk, an improved A-4E. Pics thx to Dov.
  16. Douglas A-4B/Q Skyhawk 1:72 Airfix A03029A The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk was a carrier capable ground attack aircraft developed for the US Navy and US Marine Corps. It is a delta winged single engine aircraft. It was developed by the Douglas Aircraft Company originally under the A4D designation, latter changed to A-4. The A-4 was designed by Ed Heinemann to a 1952 US Navy specification for a carrier based attack aircraft capable of carrying heavy loads. For this an aircraft was to have a maximum weight of 30,000Lbs, and be capable of speeds up to 495 mph. Initial
  17. Hello! It's my new kit. In assembly it was easy. As additional I used few additional sets. Reskit wheels set, , Eduard F.O.D. Eduard bombs and TER , Aires ejection seat. I made a navigation light from red clear plastic. And made imitation of hoses on gear and in wheels bays. Paintibg-MR. Color Weathering- oil dots washes and pigments.
  18. And the third finish of 2019 from my Airfix therapy build thread: The loveable li'l Airfix Scooter. paints by Mr Color and an Xtradecals set used. Nice little kit with usual issues for new Airfix but looks good to me. BTW the repeated comments about missing pilots, drones etc have been registered and are just as funny as they were six months ago : These are being sold on as desktop models to non-modellers who don't care for little plastic men with smeary badly painted faces! Great to get three done in a month but really could do a lot more with organization: Took some liberties wit
  19. This time I've imagined a pair of VA-163 A-4E Skyhawks buzzing a US destroyer, sometimes during the Vietnam conflict era. Everything is modelled and rendered in Modo with a little postwork in Photoshop.. The lead plane AH300, was the plane of later senator John McCain. It's the same plane he later were shot down with an happening that led him into years of pow captivity.
  20. A-4F Skyhawk Update sets & masks 1:48 Eduard for Trumpeter Kit Eduard now bring us an update set, seatbelts, Airbrakes and two sets of masks for the new Trumpeter A-4E Update Set (49899) Inside there are two frets, one coloured and one not. The coloured parts are mainly for the cockpit including a new instrument panel, sides panels, and various levers. A new floor is provided along sides for the ejection seat, also new HUD parts are provided. For the airframe new parts are provided for the gear doors, and gear bays as well as the jet exh
  21. Hi guys, I finish yesterday a Hasegawa 1/48 Skyhawk A-4M. My second 1/48 scale model. This is really good kit, no problem build. I painted the model Tamiya and Gunze paints, cockpit details Vellejo. I was doing wetahering with oil paints, AMMO Mig products and Tamiya weathering master set.
  22. A-4E Skyhawk Update set (BIG49190) 1:48 Eduard BIGED for Trumpeter Kit Eduard now bring us a BIGED set for the new Trumpeter Skyhawk. This combines the Update set, Seatbelts, Airbrakes, RBF tags and Masks. The BIGED sets work out better for the wallet than buying all the sets as seperates. Update Set (49871) Inside there are two frets, one coloured and one not. The coloured parts are mainly for the cockpit including a new instrument panel, sides panels, and various levers. A new floor is provided along sides for the ejection seat, also new
  23. A-4E Skyhawk Update sets & masks 1:48 Eduard for Trumpeter Kit Eduard now bring us an update set, seatbelts, Airbrakes and a set of masks for the new Trumpeter A-4E Update Set (49871) Inside there are two frets, one coloured and one not. The coloured parts are mainly for the cockpit including a new instrument panel, sides panels, and various levers. A new floor is provided along sides for the ejection seat, also new HUD parts are provided. For the airframe new parts are provided for the gear doors, and gear bays as well as the jet exhaus
  24. A-4C Bu No.147715 at the Fort Worth Aviation museum. Pics thanks to Nigel Heath.
  25. Good morning to all! I'm glad to present my last work... a restoration of an old Hasegawa A-4 that I built ten years ago. I decided to put it back to workbench due to the "crack" of the fuselage: 21616109_10210113589216277_2086911637920727775_n by valerio, su Flickr While I was at it, I scratchbuilt a new UHF dorsal hump (the one in the Hasegawa kit is wrong in dimensions and shape) using the cutting plotter: A-4SU Restoration_11 by valerio, su Flickr A-4SU Restoration_10 by valerio, su Flickr There was other details to fi
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