1/48 Hasegawa AF-1 Skyhawk

Gallery Article by Frédéric Cottin on Nov 15 2011

Brazil Republic Day


Brazil's navy bought ex Kuwaiti Air Force Skyhawks to deploy on their aircraft carrier Sao-Polo (ex aircraft carrier Foch from French Navy).

After US Navy, Argentina and Australia, Brazil is the fourth (and the last )country to use Skyhawk on an aircraft carrier.

The Hasegawa Skyhawk is a very nice kit and after building two A-4's from Singapore and New-Zealand Air Force, I decided to add a third with a Brazilian flag!


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I've done some little improvements on the landing gear, and replaced the ejection seat with an Aires resin piece.

Except for the fuel tanks, this kit is a very easy to build and offers a very accurate representation of "Scooter".

I hope you will like this "girl from Ipanema"!

Now I would like to build an Argentinean Skyhawk...

Frédéric Cottin


Photos and text © by Frédéric Cottin