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A-4E Skyhawk Aggressor

by Drewe Manton


A-4E Skyhawk Aggressor


Hasegawa's 1/48 scale A-4E/F Skyhawk is available online from Squadron.com




This is Hasegawa's 1/48 scale A-4E/F Skyhawk built straight from the box with the exception of the seat which is from Verlinden.

The model was built to test the new decals from Richard Chafer at Gekko Graphics, due for release very soon. These decals were superb and went on flawlessly. The decal sheet includes decals for this aircraft (150023) at three points in her career, all in widely differing paint schemes, and I have plans to do all three plus her final incarnation as the "Mig-17" from Two-Bobs!



I can add nothing about the building of this model to what has already been said by David Aungst in his numerous articles apart from saying that I reckon I love this model as much as he does! This is my fifth to date and I just wish they'd hurry up with the TA-4 and A-4M versions.

The model is finished with Humbrol enamels freehand airbrushed through my Badger 200 single action. Final finish is Testors Dull Cote. The wash is a thinned variant of the acrylic "sludge" wash and other weathering is some light drybrushing and dabs of oil paint pulled in the direction of the airflow for the streaking.

I have no idea how many hours I spent on the model but it wasn't many - the model was built over a six day period in March 2003.



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Model, Images and Text Copyright 2003 by Drewe Manton
Page Created 30 April, 2003
Last Updated 25 March, 2004

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