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Re: DONE +++ 1:72 A-4LT "Skyhawk", Royal Thai Navy, 1990
« Reply #15 on: June 01, 2020, 06:40:51 am »
Really, really nice. The Skyhawk lends itself to so many great schemes

It certainly does. Must admit I'm sorely tempted to pick an Airfix one up.

Nice one Dizzy  :thumbsup:

Same here, Chris. I don't have a single A-4 kit in the stash... :unsure:
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Re: DONE +++ 1:72 A-4LT "Skyhawk", Royal Thai Navy, 1990
« Reply #16 on: June 02, 2020, 12:48:51 am »
Thank you, too!  :lol:

The new Airfix Skyhawk is a really nice kit, it has an amazing fit: on my build, for instance, I did not need any filler on the wings/fuselage seams! However, it has its quirky, though. For instance, the attachment points to the sprues are surprisingly thick for such a modern mold, and the OOB pilot would - despite a bulge in his butt - not fit into the cockpit (what somehow underlines the cockpit's tightness). It would be great if Airfix would also offer an A-4C/L on this kit's basis.

I've also the plan to build a kind of Super Skyhawk some day soon, on the basis of an Italeri/Tamiya A-4M: a completely revamped version with different wings and engine(s?) as well as a lengthened fuselage. Not certain about its origion or operator - Israel and Singapore are hot candidates, though. It will actually be a re-build of a similar thing that I did maybe 30 years ago, but this build did not survive and also had some other logical flaws (e .g. a narrow Starfighter landing gear that retracted into the lower fuselage).  :rolleyes:

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Re: DONE +++ 1:72 A-4LT "Skyhawk", Royal Thai Navy, 1990
« Reply #17 on: June 02, 2020, 03:58:32 am »
Great job on the Scooter, Dizzy! :thumbsup:
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Re: DONE +++ 1:72 A-4LT "Skyhawk", Royal Thai Navy, 1990
« Reply #18 on: June 02, 2020, 04:43:08 am »
It looks great Dizzy - nice one.  :thumbsup:

It would be great if Airfix would also offer an A-4C/L on this kit's basis.

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Re: DONE +++ 1:72 A-4LT "Skyhawk", Royal Thai Navy, 1990
« Reply #19 on: June 02, 2020, 05:34:47 am »
Thanks for the heads up on the Airfix kit, sounds like it's the kit to go for. The Super Skyhawk sounds good, i bet it will be another one of those that should have been.  :thumbsup:
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Re: DONE +++ 1:72 A-4LT "Skyhawk", Royal Thai Navy, 1990
« Reply #20 on: June 02, 2020, 07:23:38 am »
Well, it is intended as a re-do of a kitbash from the past that disappeared while moving house years ago - but I found evidence/hints in serious literature that a VERY similar Skyhawk proposal from Douglas (with canards, a longer fuselage and wingttip raisl for Sidewinders) was actually on the drawing boards as A-4X - and even intended to be sold to Israel!  :blink:



Mine will certainly differ from that, but it's amazing how close whiffing and reality can be? Maybe Douglas got hands on the lost model...?

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Re: DONE +++ 1:72 A-4LT "Skyhawk", Royal Thai Navy, 1990
« Reply #21 on: June 02, 2020, 07:25:13 am »
And, back to my A-4LT, here's a late benchmark for the paint scheme: a Thai F-5T.


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Re: DONE +++ 1:72 A-4LT "Skyhawk", Royal Thai Navy, 1990
« Reply #22 on: June 02, 2020, 03:17:49 pm »
Well, it is intended as a re-do of a kitbash from the past that disappeared while moving house years ago - but I found evidence/hints in serious literature that a VERY similar Skyhawk proposal from Douglas (with canards, a longer fuselage and wingttip raisl for Sidewinders) was actually on the drawing boards as A-4X - and even intended to be sold to Israel!  :blink:



Mine will certainly differ from that, but it's amazing how close whiffing and reality can be? Maybe Douglas got hands on the lost model...?

That looks great! I'm just not completely convinced by those forward swept wingtips but still, i like the concept. Thanks for sharing! :thumbsup:
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Re: DONE +++ 1:72 A-4LT "Skyhawk", Royal Thai Navy, 1990
« Reply #23 on: June 04, 2020, 06:49:17 am »
Very cool.  :thumbsup: Gorgeous camouflage.  :wub:

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Re: DONE +++ 1:72 A-4LT "Skyhawk", Royal Thai Navy, 1990
« Reply #24 on: June 14, 2020, 09:51:34 pm »
This is just downright beautiful.  :mellow: :wub:
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Re: DONE +++ 1:72 A-4LT "Skyhawk", Royal Thai Navy, 1990
« Reply #25 on: June 15, 2020, 09:55:45 am »
Yet again  Dizzy  makes me  want to take up knitting instead of building models.  ;D
Absolutely  marvellous  build  Dizzy.  :thumbsup:
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Re: DONE +++ 1:72 A-4LT "Skyhawk", Royal Thai Navy, 1990
« Reply #26 on: June 16, 2020, 12:16:02 am »
Thank you very much!  :lol: