1/48 Hasegawa A4D-1

Gallery Article by Drewe Manton

 

Model is Hasegawa's 1/48th A-4B modified back into an A4D-1, not too tricky you just have to keep an eye on all the details!  The 150 gallon "peanut" tanks are modified Aero-300's from the Hasegawa 1/72nd AV-8B kit, and the nuke is a Mk-7 from the RM F-84 model.  A little artistic license in having a dayglo trials nuke under a service aircraft but I couldn't resist!  

 

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Model is finished with Mr Color acrylic laquers (the hot ones, not the Aqueous ones) and the decals are from Cutting Edge.

This is my fourth Hasegawa Skyhawk, but I appear to have a breeding colony of them in the model pile!  Obviously getting ideas from my 72nd Hasegawa Phantom colony! 

Drewe Manton

      

Photos and text by Drewe Manton