1/48 Hasegawa A-4 Skyhawk E/F

Gallery Article by Mike Kean

 

This is my Hasegawa A-4 Skyhawk E/F version in 1/48 scale.  I built the model straight out of the box.

 

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I used Tamiya and Gunze paints for the model, and Aclad 2 for the exhaust nozzle and the guns. 

The weapons consist of KMC Rocket Pods and the Hasegawa Weapons set for the Mk 82's. The fuel tanks came with the kit. I used a dark wash ( enamel black paint ) for the panel lines and added post shading to the kit. This kit really has nice detail.

I built a base and added the Hasegawa Maintenance set to give the base added look. The RBF tags are from Mike Grant. The cockpit tub is real nice , I used the seat that came with the kit , but the next time I am going to use an after market one.

I would like to acknowledge David Angust for his grateful help in helping me with the many techniques he explained to me on the Skyhawk. I could not of done it without his help."

Mike Kean

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Photos and text by Mike Kean