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Unread June 2nd, 2013, 11:42 AM
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My next project. I love Skyhawks. This will be entered in a group build at Aeroscale.

Gonna build it 1/32 to match my A7. Both from the same squadron. That is the group build. Two aircraft that have something in common but 20 years apart.

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My fuselage rear section tweak is like this-

BEFORE you assemble the fuselage halves, get some snippers, and snip out and discard a hunk of the flat portion at the rear of the detail-less piece of lower fuselage that will be hidden from view once the wings are attached. Cut this back to the "corner"- ie where the lower surface of the fuselage turns upwards onto the fuselage sides, and that leaves you with a short run of lower fuselage between the hole you created, and the space for the "insert from hell." (which you will find out about later on... )
Now you can take that section in your fingers and gently but firmly bend downwards, until it takes a new "set" that means this portion of the fuselage bottom will now sit flat like it is supposed to.
Hi Mentalguru!
This thread would be great if only you'd add some piccies to the tweaking explanation.
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Vin Fuel Oil, surf in here:

http://www.zone-five.net/showthread.php?t=25674

I have made some simple mods to this kit, explained here.

I should have post it here also!

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Vin Fuel Oil, surf in here:

http://www.zone-five.net/showthread.php?t=25674

I have made some simple mods to this kit, explained here.

I should have post it here also!

Stefan
Thank ye, Stefan!

Last step, regardin' the sandin' of the tail section, tho; do ya start at the top of the fin 'n' end at the middle of the fuselage spine...?
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You need to make sure you correct the mounting of the gear. Hasegawa for some reason have made the two mounting hole cylinders different depths.

The mounting cylinder for the left landing gear leg moulded in to the wing is actually about .6mm deeper than the one for the right gear. What this means, is that if you build the kit with the issue uncorrected, the left wing of your A-4 will sit around 2-3mm higher than the right. I have circled in red below the offending portion that needs to be shortened by around .6mm



I've done both the putty and rescribe on the wing slat recess as well as the cut and reposition, and to be honest both work just as well and as easily. Here are the ones on the OA-4M done using putty.


Most of the other issues are minor and the A-4 is one of Hasegawa's best kits. The nose wheel issue can be fixed easily and with some very nice detail improvements using the new Eduard Brassin A-4 wheels which include a separate nose gear fork and wheel.




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