A-4F Skyhawk converted to an IDF/AF A-4H "Ayit"
This is A-4H Ayit #34 from the 109 (Valley) Squadron. It was the first Skyhawk to come from McDonnell Douglas with the 30mm DEFA cannons installed (A-4H #03 was the first IAF Skyhawk to be fitted with the DEFA cannons, which were locally installed).
The model was built mostly box-stock, though I did add a few extras:
My model was finished with Humbrol and Model Master enamels. The colors are FS 33531 (Hu121), FS 30219 (Hu119), FS 34258 (MM2029), and FS 35622 (Hu23). The green on the drop tanks is FS 34227 (Hu120). The pattern was applied freehand with an Aztek A470 airbrush. The markings are from Isradecal (IAF-17). The weathering was accomplished with a thinner wash for the panel lines, and pastels applied to the base colors to give a faded appearance.
Photos and text © by Albert Moore