here's the new Hasegawa TA-4J in 1/48 scale; beaten to the market by 2 issues of
Classic Airframes' own 1/48 TA-4Js this kit is still worth the wait. You
get 9 sprues worth of parts and decals for Navy Composite Squadron VC-1 and
Training Squadron VT-7 high-viz schemes. The quality is the same as the
Hasegawa single seat Scooters and they'll be easier to assemble than the Classic
Airframes' version. There are no resin or metal parts.
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"V" sprue appears to be a dedicated TA-4 sprue; it is the only one
labeled as such where the others all say A-4 Skyhawk. It contains parts
for vertical tail antennae and boarding ladder fairing that lead you to believe
there are future issues coming for Blue Angels and foreign Skyhawk operators
like Australia, Brazil, Kuwait or New Zealand.
mine from DragonUSA for $42.26 and received free shipping. I'm looking
forward to building this one!