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Cold War (1950-1974)
Discuss the aircraft modeling subjects during the Cold War period.
Hosted by Tim Hatton
A-4B Skyhawk
Armed Forces Europe, United States
Joined: December 27, 2015
KitMaker: 290 posts
AeroScale: 8 posts
Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2020 - 04:23 AM UTC
Nice Build!
Colorado, United States
Joined: February 03, 2008
KitMaker: 101 posts
AeroScale: 79 posts
Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2020 - 04:20 AM UTC
Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Joined: January 10, 2020
KitMaker: 3 posts
AeroScale: 1 posts
Posted: Saturday, February 08, 2020 - 12:56 AM UTC
Hi all,

This is my first post here, since I mostly build armor. But variety is the spice of life and as a kid I started modelling by building planes. So every now and then I return to my old love.

Looking for a quick, fun build between big and involved projects, I picked up the Airfix kit of the A-4B Skyhawk. The kit only set me back about 13 Euros, so I figured I give it a go. Getting the right paints for this kit, cost me more than the actual kit itself.

In the end I had a lot of fun on this little Scooter. Building was a breeze and researching just how grimy planes could get after prolonged service on board a carrier at war, was a lot of fun.

So here is my Airfix 1/72 A-4B Skyhawk, VA-15 Valions, USS Intrepid, Tonkin Gulf 1967. All she needs is a flying stand.