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Reini78

Yom Kippur War...1/48 Douglas A-4E Ayit, Israeli Airforce

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Back in 2016/17 my father built a fully loaded Israeli hotrod too as adversary for the Iraqi Su-7.
Like with the Fitter, also took some new pics to pay tribute to my dad´s model.

Hasegawa kit (VA-55 A-4E/F), decal sheets for Ayits are no longer available or at least hard to get, therefore had to use different sources, the stencils are from the kit, the roundels from the Hobbycraft A-4E/H kit, the numbers from an Isradecal number sheet and the squadron badges from Isradecal Mystere sheet.
Gunze H310/312/313/314 for the camo, Quickboost seat, Snakeeyes, MER and LAU-3 rocket pods from Hasegawa weapon sets.

Build thread here

https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235009478-yom-kippur-opponents-2nd-edition148-su-7bmk-vs-a-4e/page/2/

 

The model shows an aircraft of IAF Squadron No.116 "Flying Wing" during the Yom Kippur War in 1973.
 

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That is a very nice build👍 Love the comparison between those two adversaries ..

 

cheers, Jan

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Exceptionally good work as always! particularly like the "clean weathering" on it, brings out the details really nicely.  Showing it next to the sukhoi does illustrate how small and nimble a machine the skyhawk was at a time when every other jet seemed to be getting bigger!

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Lovley 

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Another great model Reini! :clap2:  I love the pics of the planes together, just a sucker for those sorts of comparisons I guess. 😉  Thanks for sharing this one! 🍻

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Great!

It is incredible how much more weapons and load and range the A-4 had available... then of course it way not Mach2... not a dissadvantage though....it seems

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Outstanding work my good man.  Stunning photography as well.

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On 2/15/2020 at 1:30 PM, janneman36 said:

That is a very nice build👍 Love the comparison between those two adversaries ..

 

cheers, Jan

 

On 2/15/2020 at 1:49 PM, Kushan_Farsight said:

Exceptionally good work as always! particularly like the "clean weathering" on it, brings out the details really nicely.  Showing it next to the sukhoi does illustrate how small and nimble a machine the skyhawk was at a time when every other jet seemed to be getting bigger!

My father is no friend of heavy weathering, subtle is enough. Yes, small but very potent. It was also slower but could carry way more payload than the Fitter.

 

23 hours ago, Ilan said:

Very nicely done! 

 

16 hours ago, RMCS said:

Lovley 

 

4 hours ago, robgizlu said:

Super looking model(s) and very nicely photographed B)

Rob

 

2 hours ago, Gary Brantley said:

Another great model Reini! :clap2:  I love the pics of the planes together, just a sucker for those sorts of comparisons I guess. 😉  Thanks for sharing this one! 🍻

I like the comparisons too 😁 especially here to see that size isn´t the most important thing 😄

1 hour ago, stevej60 said:

Beautiful build and finish,love the paintwork.

 

1 hour ago, exdraken said:

Great!

It is incredible how much more weapons and load and range the A-4 had available... then of course it way not Mach2... not a dissadvantage though....it seems

Yes, small but deadly.

 

1 hour ago, Booty003 said:

Outstanding work my good man.  Stunning photography as well.

 

1 hour ago, Parabat said:

Beautifully done, that does look superb.

 

 

 

Thanks a lot gents! Very much appreciated!

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That’s very smart, I do like that Israeli scheme.

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14 hours ago, phildagreek said:

That’s very smart, I do like that Israeli scheme.

Thanks Phil!

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I love the Israeli Scooters, really cool build

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Beautiful models.

A4 is very nice clean and sharp. I like details very much

Regards Djordje

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That's a really nice Skyhawk - beautifully executed scheme and nicely restrained weathering.  Looks great with the Su-7 too - well done!

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23 hours ago, F-32 said:

I love the Israeli Scooters, really cool build

 

22 hours ago, djos said:

Beautiful models.

A4 is very nice clean and sharp. I like details very much

Regards Djordje

 

15 hours ago, Vultures1 said:

That's a really nice Skyhawk - beautifully executed scheme and nicely restrained weathering.  Looks great with the Su-7 too - well done!

 

Thanks gents, appreciated!

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Lovely work. It makes a great display with the su-7.

 

James

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On 2/18/2020 at 2:28 PM, franky boy said:

Lovely work. It makes a great display with the su-7.

 

James

Thank you James!

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Reini,

 

What the others have said- it's hard to beat a well-built and finished 'bantam bomber,' and your Scooter is definitely that! I'm also one of the old-school mild weathering disciples, so what was done on this model looks very realistic and subtle to me. Ed Heinemann was a genius designing such a small nimble airframe that could carry such  a big load! Well done! :clap2:

Mike

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17 hours ago, 72modeler said:

Reini,

 

What the others have said- it's hard to beat a well-built and finished 'bantam bomber,' and your Scooter is definitely that! I'm also one of the old-school mild weathering disciples, so what was done on this model looks very realistic and subtle to me. Ed Heinemann was a genius designing such a small nimble airframe that could carry such  a big load! Well done! :clap2:

Mike

Thanks a lot!

Yes, a small but very potent and timeless aircraft design, still in service with Brasil AFAIK.

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