Hobby Boss Douglas A-4E Skyhawk 1/48

July 18, 2020 · in Aviation · · 11 · 4.3K

Douglas A-4E Skyhawk in 1/48, converted to IAF Ahit from the 147 squadron “Flying Ibex”.

Scratchbuilt the characteristic turbine exhaust extension with 15mm styrene rod and miliput for the fairing and moulding. Borrowed and extra MER from a previous HB A-7K build. Decals were IAF-60 Isradecals. Paints are a mix of Mission Models and Vallejo acrylics as needed.

Hope you like it.

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11 responses

  1. Rene', Very nice looking A-4, Great paint scheme.

  2. The Israeli camo scheme is very striking. How is the HB kit?

  3. 🙂 … Greetings … 🙂 :
    Always loved the Skyhawk and this model is no exception Rene’, very nice work on the scheme and the subtle weathering.

  4. Your build makes the Skyhawk look even more beautiful, René.
    The Israeli scheme is great.

  5. Amazing job on this Rene ,I just finished an IAF A4 yesterday but it's not a patch on yours. Does the HobbyBoss kit have movable wing slats ? Great work on the paint scheme.

  6. That's a lot of ordinance! Nice build Rene, looks great.

  7. An outstanding build, Rene.
    IDF camo is one of my favorites, so a double like!
    I can imagine the Hobby Boss kit is good?

  8. Lovely build! Love the IDF schemes (I'm just finishing up a Kurnass 2000), and the Skyhawk looks good in any livery. Great job on this.

  9. Beautiful little Skyhawk, Rene. Yours is one of the nicest IDF versions I have seen built. The airbrushed camo is very subtly and skillfully done with very authentic looking colors. I also like the weathering. I imagine all of those bombs must have been difficult to attach together. I had a real challenge with the smaller load on the Skyhawk I did. .

  10. The A-4's just look awesome in IAF colours

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