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Hobbyboss 1/48 Douglas A-4E Skyhawk 'Navy Fighter Weapons School - TOPGUN 55'

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Hi all. Posting up my old builds with my 9th of 2022. This is TOPGUN 55, the A-4E Skyhawk from Navy Fighter Weapons School (aka TOPGUN) and was featured in the 1986 film Top Gun flown by instructors Viper and Jester.
The kit is from Hobbyboss which came together quite well. Detail is not quite up to Hasegawa's level especially with the slats and flaps molded only in the up position. The build is OOB except for: 1) adding the ejection ring and belts on the seat 2) replacing the kit's straight refueling probe with a cranked one from Quickboost and 3) adding the pitot tube using styrene rod on the tail's leading edge.
Painted primarily with Mr Hobvy Aqueous with decals from Fightertown Decals (though originally TwoBobs). The paints were mixed to match the decals instead of photos.
A build log and more photos are on my site > https://www.rocketpunch.biz/22-hb-48-a4e/
Thanks for looking!
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On 4/21/2023 at 12:06 AM, bluedot25 said:

Beautiful job..! And very nice collection as well..! 👍




On 4/21/2023 at 12:37 AM, f5guy said:

Very nice! And a cool collection too! Fred K.


Much appreciated!

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