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1/72 Hobby 2000 (Fujimi Repop) Skyhawk A/OA-4M

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Well, finally someone listened, Hobby 2000 has just come out with 1/72 Fujimi toolings of the A-4M and OA-4M Scooters!

 

Now how many to order of each??? Hopefully the other variants to follow!

 

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Are these Fujimi or Hasegawa repops?

Hobby 2000 till now offered Hasegawa kits with new marking options...

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Almost too good to be true. And where to order?

Cheers / André 

Edited by Andre B

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1 hour ago, Diego said:

Are these Fujimi or Hasegawa repops?

Hobby 2000 till now offered Hasegawa kits with new marking options...

They also do Fujimi the IJN Jill torpedo bomber they do is Fujimi

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Good morning

 That is a great news

Scalemates confirm it https://www.scalemates.com/kits/hobby-2000-72017-douglas-a-4m-skyhawk-us-marines--1263620

You can preorder here

http://www.armahobby.com/blog/new-kits-from-hobby2000-january-2020.html

I really hope the other variants will follow very soon ..

Patrice

 

Edited by TEMPESTMK5

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Excellent news. Fujimi's A-4s are still, and by a wide margin, the best A-4 kits available. The only problem is that they are not actually all that available, I hardly ever see them on offer. I recently stripped one of them with oven cleaner to give it a make-over.

 

I wasn't aware of Hobby 2000, they have more interesting kits on offer I see. Pricing and shipping is pretty reasonable too.

Edited by sroubos

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And just after I finally managed to find an Italeri M, that was the only M I could find, here comes this announcement.. if only this would have come a couple weeks earlier I'd have saved some money. 

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- ref. H2K72017  - Douglas A-4M Skyhawk "Black Sheep"

http://www.armahobby.com/manufacturer/hobby2000/h2k72017-douglas-a-4m-skyhawk-black-sheep.html

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/H2K72017

Model A-4M includes plastic sprues from Fujimi, masks from Pmask and decals from Cartograf.

- Douglas A-4M Skyhawk, WE-6/BuNo160044, VMA-214 Black Sheep, 1979

- Douglas A-4M Skyhawk, WE-01/BuNo160030, Lt. Col. T.R. Carstens, VMA-214 Black Sheep, MCAS El Toro, 28 April 1989

 

large_72017-box.jpg?lm=1579686959 

gallery_72017-colours.jpg?lm=1579686959  gallery_72017-decal.jpg?lm=1579854435

 

 

- ref. H2K72018 - Douglas OA-4M Skyhawk "Samurai" 

http://www.armahobby.com/manufacturer/hobby2000/h2k72018-douglas-oa-4m-skyhawk-samurai.html

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/H2K72018

OA-4M set contains Fujimi sprues, masks from Pmask and decals from Cartograf.

- Douglas OA-4M Skyhawk, AW-01/BuNo154638, MAG-12 “Samurai”, Thailand US Joint Exerci Tailand, 9 January 1989

- Douglas OA-4M Skyhawk, DA-04/BuNo154628, H&MS “Bandits”, 1987

 

large_72018-box.jpg?lm=1579690381

gallery_72018-colours.jpg?lm=1579693760 gallery_72018-decal.jpg?lm=1579854511

 

V.P.

Edited by Homebee

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£14.00 seems pretty reasonable, do you get a single and twin cockpit in each box?

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Can one build a late RNAZF A-4K from this boxing?

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11 hours ago, Procopius said:

Can one build a late RNAZF A-4K from this boxing?

No, those were based on the F model, the M had several differences, including a different canopy

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I have a soft spot for the A4 from building the Matchbox one as a kid, I think nostalgia coupled with a great kit will lead to me getting a couple of these

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14 hours ago, Procopius said:

Can one build a late RNAZF A-4K from this boxing?

TA-4K from the OA boxing is closest you can get.

 

I really hope they repop the whole Fujimi skyhawk range.Aggressor markings!.

 

Shane.

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Scratch that,in the OA-4M boxing it's missing the rear coaming behind the canopy.So without scratchbuiling one you can only do the humped OA-4M.

 

Shane.

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Please do an E!

 

I was actually expecting Italeri to do a Fujimi A-4 repop but looks like Hobby 2000 beat them to it. Not sure who is in Hobby 2000's marketing team but they really have a good eye for kits that deserve reissues. :)

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2 hours ago, Phantome said:

Please do an E!

 

I was actually expecting Italeri to do a Fujimi A-4 repop but looks like Hobby 2000 beat them to it. Not sure who is in Hobby 2000's marketing team but they really have a good eye for kits that deserve reissues. :)

Can we get a Israeli A-4?

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An E model makes sense since Fujimi’s A-4Es are typically priced at $100+ on eBay. People would buy them!

Edited by Raygunsnap

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Afternoon all. Well my self-imposed buying kits embargo went right out the window when I saw this. Bought a A-4m from super-hobby for a reasonable £17. Hopefully if they sell lots of the M and oa-4m they will re-box other versions.

 

Cheers Allan 

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Well, the A-4M sold out rather fast. Wonder if they will have another go? I wasn't fast enough to get one... :(

 

Cheers / André 

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Also, both boxings contain all parts for a single-seater A-4M and twin-seater OA-4M, as well as a common canopy mask sheet which covers single- and twin-seater. Only decals are for the version on the box top.

 

With aftermarket decals, either box is good for any of two versions.

 

Vladan

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Ok, shipment stopped because the Corona virus... :(

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