Author Topic: RW: 1/72 RNZAF A-4K Skyhawk  (Read 104 times)

Offline KiwiZac

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RW: 1/72 RNZAF A-4K Skyhawk
« on: November 11, 2019, 09:50:44 AM »
Hi all,
This is the New Zealand-exclusive Flying Kiwis rebox of the Italeri A-4E/F kit, which came with low-viz markings decals as work by our Skyhawks from the mid-1990s until retirement, with some surgery and extra bits by me to replicate 05 as she was on the day of the Air Combat Force disbandment, December 13 2001. I've seen photos and heard stories of her display at Sqn Ldr Jason "Easty" Easthope's hands that day so I thought it'd be the best subject. I'd already been saving reference material for a while when a friend and fellow member of the WONZ forum asked if I'd like this kit as he wasn't going to do anything with it.

Flying Kiwis 1:72 A-4K Skyhawk NZ6205 as on 13/12/01 by Zac Yates, on Flickr
Flying Kiwis 1:72 A-4K Skyhawk NZ6205 as on 13/12/01 by Zac Yates, on Flickr
Flying Kiwis 1:72 A-4K Skyhawk NZ6205 as on 13/12/01 by Zac Yates, on Flickr
Flying Kiwis 1:72 A-4K Skyhawk NZ6205 as on 13/12/01 by Zac Yates, on Flickr
Flying Kiwis 1:72 A-4K Skyhawk NZ6205 as on 13/12/01 by Zac Yates, on Flickr
Flying Kiwis 1:72 A-4K Skyhawk NZ6205 as on 13/12/01 by Zac Yates, on Flickr

Phil Treweek's Kiwi Aircraft Images website and the book Skyhawks by Don Simms and Nick Lee-Frampton were invaluable references for this build.
« Last Edit: November 11, 2019, 09:55:42 AM by KiwiZac »
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Offline elmayerle

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Re: RW: 1/72 RNZAF A-4K Skyhawk
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2019, 09:54:02 AM »
That's  gorgeous, Zac.

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Re: RW: 1/72 RNZAF A-4K Skyhawk
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2019, 10:13:19 AM »
What Evan said +1.   :smiley:
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Offline FAAMAN

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Re: RW: 1/72 RNZAF A-4K Skyhawk
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2019, 12:00:43 PM »
Better not be one of ours  ;) ;)
Nicely done  8) 8)
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Offline KiwiZac

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Re: RW: 1/72 RNZAF A-4K Skyhawk
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2019, 12:33:22 PM »
Thanks gents, I quite enjoyed this - must be the third or fourth time I've built this mould but I'd never felt up to the task of removing the hump.

Better not be one of ours  ;) ;)
Nope, she came to us on the Okinawa and my mum watched her and her Skyhawk sisters get trucked to Whenuapai.  8)
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Re: RW: 1/72 RNZAF A-4K Skyhawk
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2019, 02:07:59 PM »
Radome nose and clipped tail set A-4K as refined to those with A-4 tuned eyes.  Fine build.  :smiley:

Offline Camthalion

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Re: RW: 1/72 RNZAF A-4K Skyhawk
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2019, 07:10:44 PM »
Looks great