Israeli A4N beta build from papermodels.co.il

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    On the rudder, at the base are what I think are heat deflectors on some model A4s, here they are with a little exhaust scoop mounted at the rudder base...

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    The next bits are some external antannae and the tail hook. I guess the arrestor hook was left over from their previous Marine Corps owners!

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    Tail assembly all done up....

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    And one last shot for tonight, overall view with most of the bells and whistles, there are a couple left for mounting the end of assembly. More tomorrow!

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    This is a great build Cdr! :) It looks like a really beautiful kit. I do hope they are going to do some USN versions. I had about six training flights in the TA-4J. Wow! What great little airplanes the Skyhawks are. They fly like a sports car.

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    Todd
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    Great build and a teriffic kit. Hope it is made available soon.
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    stellar! Cant say more than that - oops I just did!
    Chris
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    Sweet, sweet build. Another one goes on the ever increasing stack of wanna builds...,

    -Gil
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    Ted, you're outdoing yourself on this one. Some of the tightest building I've yet seen! It's beautiful!
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    Spectacular!
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    Well it's been another hectic week but here is a little progress to show I haven't quit, The wing bones "on the hoof". There are dozens of the buggers, big and small, all fitting into each other like one of those little Chinese puzzles.
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    And here she is assembled. There are a couple regular card pieces to install before the whole thing gets skinned and covered. It is easier to start on the center pieces making sure everything stays symetrical and tight, then start fanning out toward the tips. You have to build up the frameing for the fwd edge wing slats that are modeled in the Detailed version. I'm kind of curious as how this will go together later!
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    A masterpiece, I'm fascinated with the way you build Cmdrted, its almost imposible to see where the union of the parts are!! congratulations and its really good to have the oportunity to see step by step the develop of your kit, Thanks.
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    Thanks RM, the seams are there I think my camera is left softly unfocused to cover them up! Here are the last pieces added to the wing frames before skinning them, the wheel well bottoms....
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    Thanks RM, the seams are there I think my camera is left softly unfocused to cover them up! Here are the last pieces added to the wing frames before skinning them, the wheel well bottoms....
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    You're not supposed to mount the wing assembly until later, but for hahhs I dry fitted the skeleton to the fuselage, bottom view, after a little sanding I think the wing skins will fit perfectly over the fuselage with nary a bump, (I hope)!
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    You're not supposed to mount the wing assembly until later, but for hahhs I dry fitted the skeleton to the fuselage, bottom view, after a little sanding I think the wing skins will fit perfectly over the fuselage with nary a bump, (I hope)!
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    The last pic shows the frameing looking a little off centre but the aircraft was skewed it really does line up with the bottom seam. Here,s topside. The gray pieces aft are openings for the flaps and stuff, that are modeled separetly in the detailed version...
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    The last pic shows the frameing looking a little off centre but the aircraft was skewed it really does line up with the bottom seam. Here,s topside. The gray pieces aft are openings for the flaps and stuff, that are modeled separetly in the detailed version...
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    Starboard broadside view, I guess nothing left but to skin the darn thing, later of course...