A-4E Skyhawk VF-45 Blackbirds
Having earlier this year built my first Hasegawa Skyhawk, I was impressed with the kit and even more impressed with the choice of aggressor markings available.
I have always had a personal liking for the schemes that mimic the Soviet air superiority colours (as seen on Flankers).
Having a spare sheet of TwoBobs "Top Gun Tinker Toys" handy, I decided to do a "quick" build.
Painting proceeded as per the TwoBobs sheet with the exception of the base Light Ghost Gray which I lightened by 50% with white. All paints used where Testors Model Master.
The whole project took me just under two months (yes, I am
a slow builder).
Photos and text © by Gary Wickham