We complete our look at Hasegawa’s delightful A-4M Skyhawk II.
“As with almost every Hasegawa aircraft kit, this one is devoid of weapons save for the underwing tanks that are specific to the aircraft”
Painting A Complex Tail Marking – Step By Step
“Weathering a model is all a matter of personal taste and though I like my models to show wear and tear, I’m not keen on them looking like junkyard dogs”
Get the best from Hasegawa’s 1:48 A-4M Skyhawk II, using basic ideas, simple tools and enamel paints!
“Ever since Matchbox released their 1/72 kit – complete with the same VMA-331 markings seen on this one – I’ve wanted to build a detailed model of this aircraft”
It’s easy to reach for the aftermarket lists when you need to add detail to a model, but with simple tools and materials, doing the work yourself can be far easier than you think…
“I’m not suggesting that a beginner is going to be able to build a 1:24 Hurricane cockpit from scratch as their first attempt, but they just might be able to detailed a cockpit coaming and canopy rail of a model jet, before moving on to something more challenging”
Need an example of how sometimes modellers become so wrapped up in small, insignificant details that they miss the bigger picture? Ladies and gentleman, here’s my F-86 Sabre…
“For whatever reason (and honestly, that eludes me) I had seen something in this Sabre that I didn’t like, focussed on that and then convinced myself it wasn’t worthy of any more of my time”
Why can’t a modelling project be a success from start to finish – why do we always have to make mistakes?!
“After 40 years of building models you would think that I would have everything pretty much down pat and most things that I tackle would be an easy progression, A to Z, but no: if I can foul up a model I will”