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A-4 SU Singapore Air Force - Hasegawa 1/48 - Restoration of an old Skyhawk!

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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:


36825008323_6cc3b139ac_b.jpg21616109_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:


37450821586_f1d00fe5a3_b.jpgA-4SU Restoration_11 by valerio, su Flickr


37450821946_5046ddf3ba_b.jpgA-4SU Restoration_10 by valerio, su Flickr


There was other details to fix, like a small naca intake on the main right engine intake, but the model was almost assembled and was very difficul to add this new parts. 


This is the final result! the decals are from Miliverse - many thanks to Mark (the owner) for his advice and pics!


25195732677_a5b394b84e_b.jpgSU Finito_6 by valerio, su Flickr


40034960742_59d141b2fd_b.jpgSU Finito_9 by valerio, su Flickr


40034959262_598d359671_b.jpgSU Finito_14 by valerio, su Flickr


40034960072_658ac60a3e_b.jpgSU Finito_11 by valerio, su Flickr


28288148339_6a627cec2b_b.jpgSU Finito_10 by valerio, su Flickr


40034960742_59d141b2fd_b.jpgSU Finito_9 by valerio, su Flickr


40034961082_b408e6bca9_b.jpgSU Finito_8 by valerio, su Flickr


28288148649_5a98b99f3d_b.jpgSU Finito_7 by valerio, su Flickr


28288148879_5abc4fc511_b.jpgSU Finito_5 by valerio, su Flickr


25195733487_e09c06d229_b.jpgSU Finito_4 by valerio, su Flickr


25195734007_493eaff292_b.jpgSU Finito_3 by valerio, su Flickr


28288149149_9ded1a4752_b.jpgSU Finito_2 by valerio, su Flickr


25195734517_4732bd9380_b.jpgSU Finito_1 by valerio, su Flickr


28288147819_e4f6f70ab0_b.jpgSU Finito_15 by valerio, su Flickr


39356913804_5620911d79_b.jpgSU Finito_16 by valerio, su Flickr


... and here... a comparison with the 2008 version:


3107558069_db8886609c_b.jpgDSC_3424 by valerio, su Flickr


3108405828_076b118623_b.jpgDSC_3429 by valerio, su Flickr


3108373978_0e58b01820_b.jpgDSC_3420 by valerio, su Flickr


Thanks for your attention!

Cheers from Rome, Italy. ;)




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Great work on the recovery Valerio, you 'new' Skyhawk looks fantastic. :thumbsup:


Mark from Miliverse if great to deal with. I have the 1/72 sheet for the Skyhawk to do a twin seater. Hope to get around to it one day.

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Lovely finish on your restoration. The original model was quite stunning as well.


Any chance I can get a copy of the drawing you used to cut the UHF hump, please?

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