1/72 Fujimi TA-4J Skyhawk "Last Flight"

Gallery Article by Sinang Aribowo on Aug 17 2015

  Indonesia Independence Day 



August this year mark as 11th anniversary for Indonesian Skyhawks last flight. 

This scooter TL-0416 along with two others, TT-0431 and TT-0440 made their final mission flight from their home base (Hasanuddin AFB) to their new home. One to Iswahjudi AFD and the rest to Adisutjipto AFB, one of them (TT-0440) now displayed at Museum Pusat TNI AU Dirgantara Mandala. 

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I build this model from a Fujimi TA-4J kit. A tail cone and an antenna below windshield in the right side added from scratch. The color using automotive lacquer base paint. Special custom masking stickers applied for the "negative" color markings such as TNI AU roundels at the both of wings and body, air intake pattern markings and TNI AU letters at the wings so it can match the color profile and avoiding slight differences to the paint when we use decals. 

This model now resides with TT-0440 at the Dirgantara Mandala Museum under the Model Kit for Museum Program initiated by Indonesian Scale Model Society. 

Thank you.

Sinang Aribowo

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Photos and text by Sinang Aribowo