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1 year 9 months ago - 1 year 9 months ago #1 by Fritz
RNZAF 1/48 TA-4K build. was created by Fritz
Hi all.

So after seeing Jimmy's gorgeous A-4k build, I've decided to do another A-4, but this time a TA-4K.
The kit is Hasegawas TA-4F, using Ronin decals.
I will be doing this as a pre kahu bird, maybe NZ6251 or NZ6252? If anyone has info on pre kahu Ta-4ks, please let me know, my ears are open.

So far cockpit is done. And has been glued in. I had a few issues with the intakes, which I've just managed to sort out, by thinning the walls on the part with the fan face.

Hopefully this build will be a bit quicker than my usual,

Anyway here are some pics.

Cheers

Mike.






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Tamiya 1/48 F-117A
Hasegawa 1/48 TA-4K
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Hasegawa 1/48 A-4M
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1 year 9 months ago #2 by grover
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Great start Fritz. The pit is looking great.

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1 year 8 months ago #3 by Craig Sargent
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Yes, great start. This will be nice in the Euro I scheme. Most TA-4s that are built seem to be SEA or all green.

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1 year 8 months ago #4 by Fritz
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Thanks Grover and Craig. I've been wanting to do a Euro I scheme for a long time now, I was just glad that Ronin decals re-released his set. I just wished I had grabbed his 32nd set as well.

I have assembled the fuselage now, just working on the seams. Once they are done, I'll get the wings on and sort them out to.

Also, would anyone be able to confirm for me the following: I am assuming our A-4's used the part A6 from the sprues?
Did they also use the flare dispensers just behind the wings and were the cannons installed on our TA-4K's?

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Tamiya 1/48 F-117A
Hasegawa 1/48 TA-4K
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Hasegawa 1/48 A-4M

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1 year 8 months ago #5 by KitModellerNZ
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Beaut! Looking forward to following this one. I hope that one day I can also release decals for this scheme.
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1 year 7 months ago #6 by Fritz
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Small update on this. I have put it most together, just doing a bit on cleaning up. Progress is a bit slow but hope I'll get on to some painting soon.




In Progress:
Tamiya 1/48 F-117A
Hasegawa 1/48 TA-4K
www.kiwimodeller.com/index.php/forum/38-...zaf-1-48-ta-4k-build

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Hasegawa 1/48 A-4M
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1 year 7 months ago #7 by Marcus.Q1000859
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Good stuff. In impressed those 6 slat stay are all there. Mine didn't last that long.

I started building models, then I was collecting more than I built. Now I'm more of an archivist.

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1 year 7 months ago #8 by Fritz
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Marcus.Q1000859 wrote: Good stuff. In impressed those 6 slat stay are all there. Mine didn't last that long.


Ha ha, I have been very careful, trying not to damage those. I managed to not break any on my last Scooter, hopefully I wont on this one.

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Tamiya 1/48 F-117A
Hasegawa 1/48 TA-4K
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Hasegawa 1/48 A-4M

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1 year 4 months ago - 1 year 4 months ago #9 by Fritz
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Working on the intakes tonight and decided to use an old Tamiya sponge to put in the intakes as masking. Has actually worked better than I thought.
Few seams to fill and clean, and then hopefully I'll be able to apply some paint in the next week or two.








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Tamiya 1/48 F-117A
Hasegawa 1/48 TA-4K
www.kiwimodeller.com/index.php/forum/38-...zaf-1-48-ta-4k-build

Completed:
Hasegawa 1/48 A-4M
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1 year 3 months ago #10 by Calum
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Nice progress to date. Do the TA-4 intakes fit better than the single seater ones?
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1 year 3 months ago #11 by Fritz
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Thanks Calum. I felt the intakes on my hasegawa A-4M went together better than this kit. I've haven't tried the e version yet.

In Progress:
Tamiya 1/48 F-117A
Hasegawa 1/48 TA-4K
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Hasegawa 1/48 A-4M

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1 year 3 months ago - 1 year 3 months ago #12 by Calum
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The intakes in the E kit aren't great. If you aling them correctly on the engine face you get a step near the lip which is hard to fix.

I usually end up cutting the engine face and half. This allows you to align the intake parts you can see beter. You can't really notice the engine face cut in half unless you shine a torch down there

You can see it on my last A-4 build
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1 year 3 months ago #13 by Fritz
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I'd been studying your build, I was going to do the same and cut the engine face in half, but I was to worried I'd ruin mine by cutting it wonky :(
I ended up sanding that lip that connects the fan face to the intakes. I've got a very slight step, but It was enough for me not to worry about.

I'm still working on this, but just very slowly. I've done a black base colour, and currently tidying up a few areas.

In Progress:
Tamiya 1/48 F-117A
Hasegawa 1/48 TA-4K
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Hasegawa 1/48 A-4M

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9 months 4 weeks ago #14 by Fritz
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Not the most exciting photo, but I'm finally getting paint down on my TA-4k. Hopefully this week I will try out the Blu tax masking method and see how that goes.


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Tamiya 1/48 F-117A
Hasegawa 1/48 TA-4K
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Hasegawa 1/48 A-4M
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9 months 3 weeks ago - 9 months 3 weeks ago #15 by Fritz
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Second colour down. Starting to excited now, always love this part of bulding.
Last image is with part of the grey colour done.








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Tamiya 1/48 F-117A
Hasegawa 1/48 TA-4K
www.kiwimodeller.com/index.php/forum/38-...zaf-1-48-ta-4k-build

Completed:
Hasegawa 1/48 A-4M
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8 months 1 day ago #16 by Fritz
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Small update, gloss coat finally going down. Some little touch ups to do around the canopy, then hopefully onto the decals


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Tamiya 1/48 F-117A
Hasegawa 1/48 TA-4K
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7 months 4 weeks ago #17 by grover
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Nice Fritz.

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On the Bench - Tamiya 1:48 F-117
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7 months 2 weeks ago #18 by Fritz
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Thanks Grover.

Decals pretty much done, just one more to apply. Ended up using a mixture of the Ronin decals and the hasegawa decals I had in one of my other kits. Ronin decals are nice and go down well, but I did find the fine text to be rather chunky, also the blue in the kiwi roundals looked blotchy.

I have applied a wash and have started the Matt coat, picture below was taken a few days ago.

Hopefully I will have this done by the end of the week. I am tempted to start another Scooter after this.




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Tamiya 1/48 F-117A
Hasegawa 1/48 TA-4K
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Hasegawa 1/48 A-4M
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7 months 2 weeks ago #19 by grover
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Awesome work Fritz. It's really looking the part

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On the Bench - Tamiya 1:48 F-117
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7 months 2 weeks ago - 7 months 2 weeks ago #20 by Fritz
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Thanks Grover.It's finally on it's legs. Still have a few things to add, but hopefully I'll have it finished this weekend.







In Progress:
Tamiya 1/48 F-117A
Hasegawa 1/48 TA-4K
www.kiwimodeller.com/index.php/forum/38-...zaf-1-48-ta-4k-build

Completed:
Hasegawa 1/48 A-4M
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