1/48 Monogram A-4

Gallery Article by Thang Le

 

This is my Monogram A-4 in 1/48 scale.  I believe this is the "M" version.  I got the correction by modifying the tail section, per the decals instruction sheet.

 

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The kit was built OOB, including all of bombs and missiles that came with the kit.  Paints were basic USN scheme. I used ModelMasters paints.  Pre-shading and light coat of pastel chalk were used for weathering.  Pretty straight forward as far as putting it together.  I built this kit last October, and tried to see if the Hasegawa kit worth the money.  

Beside all of the raised panel lines, Monogram is not a bad kit. It's pretty accurate presentation for this a/c. What's do you think? It looks like an A-4 to me, for 1/3 of the money. You may pick this kit up for about $5.00 at the club meeting, and avoid the nagging from the wife. The decals was an old Microscale sheet. Enjoy the pictures.

Thang Le

      

Photos and text by Thang Le