Cold War (1950-1974)
Discuss the aircraft modeling subjects during the Cold War period.
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1/48 A-4B Skyhawk... Need Recommendations
England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
Joined: November 06, 2005
KitMaker: 753 posts
AeroScale: 311 posts
Posted: Monday, March 23, 2020 - 06:14 AM UTC
As Ryan said, (IF) you can find one, the Hasegawa kit is head and shoulders over the Hobbycraft kit; that said, the latter isn't too bad but the Hasegawa kit has a much higher degree of refinement. I also built their 1/48 'C' version and it was almost a perfect fit with hardly any filler needed and exquisite details and panels etc. I see no reason why the 'B' version shouldn't be the same.

Good luck in finding one and if you do, you won't be disappointed I'm sure.

North Carolina, United States
Joined: April 29, 2014
KitMaker: 1,112 posts
AeroScale: 67 posts
Posted: Monday, March 23, 2020 - 05:23 AM UTC
Not looking good. Hasewaga makes a B kit and so did Hobbycraft. Last I recall those are both hard or expensive to find. KMC and Steel Beach made a E to B/C conversion set, both have closed up shop, however Sprue Brothers does have the SB conversion in stock. Hopefully you can use that information to find needed kit/parts.
California, United States
Joined: May 07, 2013
KitMaker: 105 posts
AeroScale: 11 posts
Posted: Monday, March 23, 2020 - 05:16 AM UTC
Howdy, folks.

I'd like some suggestions for a good A-4B Skyhawk in 1/48. I want to do an early, Viet Nam era Marine aircraft. I figure I can get decals in the aftermarket for what I want, so that is not too big of a concern.

I want something that goes together well, and is reasonably accurate. I really don't want to have to do a ton of seam filling and such, either. I'm not too overly concerned with raised or recessed detail, and if the kit kit can be detailed a bit better with readily accessable aftermarket parts, I'm game for that as well.

Fire away, people!