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John B March 14th, 2010 08:28 PM

1/48 Hasegawa OA-4M
 
Okay, here we go. Let's see if I can finish the project before the GB deadline. Kit preview

Just because I had the parts and it was easy to do, I sanded off the side intakes and replaced them with Hasegawa parts.

Before
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v8...takebefore.jpg

After
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v8...ntakeafter.jpg

I also added a Hasegawa chaff bucket to the tail. (OA-4Ms could carry 3 of them. The other 2 went beside the forward end of the tailhook.)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v8...haffbucket.jpg

The Monogram OA-4M molds are dated "1985". (The A-4E/F molds are even older.) As expected, I need to fill ejection pin marks and use styrene spacers to adjust fit in some places.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v8...t/Flaparea.jpg

The gaps in the slat area were filled as was the incorrect trim tab on the starboard aileron.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v8...gt/Winggap.jpg

Here it is mocked up -
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v8...sgt/Mockup.jpg

Sabre Freak March 14th, 2010 09:59 PM

Cool!

Built one OOB back in the day. I'll be keeping notes.

What are you going to do for markings?

eastmanace March 15th, 2010 03:24 PM

Got two of these in the stash. This will be an excellent reference build for me to go to school on......What markings are you gonna use? I think Dave threatened to put out a sheet for the OA-4M at one time last year. We can only hope.....Cliff

John B March 15th, 2010 08:19 PM

I plan on using the H&MS-12 decals from the Hasegawa re-box of the kit -
http://modelingmadness.com/reviews/m...as/hm173bt.jpg

Skyhawk174 March 16th, 2010 10:52 AM

Wow, nice start. Thanks for the tip on the trim tab. Gee you would think I would know that since the Skyhawk is one of my favourite aircraft.

I have the original Monogram kit but I am not too crazy about the decals. Maybe I will see what I can cobble together from my spare bin.

Cheers
Chris

Rampage55 March 16th, 2010 12:46 PM

It looks like another sweet build from the workbench of John B...:thumbs-up:

I'm definitely looking forward to seeing this build progress.

:snack:

Mark

TANK March 16th, 2010 12:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rampage55 (Post 83225)
I'm definitely looking forward to seeing this build progress.

As with all of John's build, so do we. :D

John B March 21st, 2010 05:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TANK (Post 83227)
As with all of John's build, so do we. :D

What are you talking about? I built 3 tanks last week. I dunno why you're so into building those things. :razz2:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v8...1sgt/Tanks.jpg

I expected the old Monogram tanks to suck up the filler for the seams and ejection pin marks. The middle one is a Hasegawa tank. Suprisingly, the tailcone of the tank required some filler. I managed to obliterate nearly all of the raised detail on the tanks.

Here is all the aftermarket I intend to use.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v8...ftermarket.jpg
Its the engine face, intakes and mainwheels from the KMC update for the old Monogram A-4E/F Skyhawk.

Rio April 21st, 2010 03:54 PM

Gee!!
I think Jarheads thin alike!

Just got one from the local contest at a vendor's table. Waited until the third and last day, as vendors were packing up. I asked him, "Taking all these models back?"...to which he reponded, "Something you like?", to which I answered, "The OA-4M, looks like it's been boxed up for ages...how much?"...he said..."10 bucks....after a long pause".....I said, "Okey Dockey!". And that was the MOST I spent. $10.00 USD for the first time in my life.
So, I need to get my hands on some stuff, perhaps hangar queen Hasegawa's kits, unless I find some KMC stuff in somebody's stash.
I look forward to your build.
I MOST likely will scribe mine, might have to custom made decal by one of those gifted modelers...like......Dave?
:razz2:


Rio<*>
Semper Fi!

John B November 11th, 2011 04:24 PM

Man, I started this project over a year ago and Hasegawa still hasn't announced a 1/48 OA-4M. What are they waiting for? Do I really have to work on and finish this thing before they'll announce it? :)

Craig Sargent November 17th, 2011 04:24 AM

Yes

Gary "Scooby" Fairfull May 9th, 2012 08:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by John B (Post 185488)
Man, I started this project over a year ago and Hasegawa still hasn't announced a 1/48 OA-4M. What are they waiting for? Do I really have to work on and finish this thing before they'll announce it? :)

It isn't to hard to cross kit an TA-4J and an A-4M to come up with an OA-4M.

What you are left with in the spares is a Israeli Skyhawk.

eagledocf15 June 5th, 2012 06:56 PM

Keep us updated on the progress
 
Keep us updated on the progress

Craig Sargent November 2nd, 2015 05:44 PM

I finished my conversion. Still nothing announced from Hasegawa, so it's obviously all hinging on you finishing yours John...

TANK November 2nd, 2015 05:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Craig Sargent (Post 306308)
I finished my conversion. Still nothing announced from Hasegawa, so it's obviously all hinging on you finishing yours John...

Hmmm :rotflmao 1:, that is all.

John B November 4th, 2015 10:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Craig Sargent (Post 306308)
I finished my conversion. Still nothing announced from Hasegawa, so it's obviously all hinging on you finishing yours John...

I thought a company announced a new 1/48 OA-4M for late 2015 or 2016. I can't find the info now.

Sabre Freak November 5th, 2015 08:08 AM

It war Kinetic! Unabashedly linked from their Facebook page
(But you have to go a long way back in their timeline photos to find it)

https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net..._8601300_o.jpg

CAD pic from a long time ago. With Holy Thread Resurrection Batman, my best guess is that NOW it's mothballed till JohnB finishes his...:rotflmao1:


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