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A4 Skyhawk Aircraft Medium Starter Set

This is the 1/72 Scale A4 Skyhawk Aircraft Medium Starter Set w/paint & glue Plastic Model Kit by AirFix.

Airfix A4 Skyhawk Aircraft Medium Starter Set Plastic Model Airplane Kit 1/72 Scale #55203
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"Paints don't measure up but kit does, sorta."
imageArtCo (Bayonne, NJ)
I modified the WWll version of the Intrepid to reflect how she looked during Vietnam when my father-in-law served aboard her. The A-4s were her go-to aircraft at the time. This Airfix kit represents one of them from 1966. I decided to make this for him, as well. The kit has a few delicate parts (slats, tailhook, etc.) so you must be sure to take care with them when you handle and install them. Test-fitting is a must as some parts will need sanding to fit properly. The decals are almost all mis-numbered in the instructions and supplemental decal instructions so you will need to use the box art and internet sources for proper placement. I happened to know the aircraft well (it is on display at the Intrepid museum just a few miles from me) so that was not an issue for me but most modelers will need outside reference sources. The jet intake decals do not line up well. I did not realize this until I had applied setting solution so there wasn't much I could do shot of making my own. Since I was pressed for time, I made due with the ones supplied. If I were to build another one, I would create my own in Photoshop. Also, I would not recommend using the supplied paints with this kit. You will need to really thin them and mix them to use with an airbrush and using a brush is next to impossible. The acrylic paints in a few of the plastic pots in my kit had dried up. I simply bought the enamel versions of the paint to use. If you are not a stickler for all the details, the kit makes a decent version of the A-4.

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"Best A-4B"
Ramaplak
This is a great kit for anyone who is looking to build a A-4B in this scale. Much Much better than the original Skyhawk manufactured by Airfix. I highly recommend it.
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