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Hasagawa new tool 1/32..... in April

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On 2/11/2020 at 8:04 AM, Dennis7423 said:

According to the kit release table on Cybermodeler, it is indeed listed as a new kit, being released in April of 2020. Kit number 08863, A-4E/F.

 

However, I also see other "new" kits listed, like an F-104G and a B6N2 in 1/48, which are kits they have previously released. I fear that the "new" status of the A-4 is possibly just new parts added to their old mold. I would happily be wrong though!

 

- Dennis S.

  Thornton, CO USA


Cybermodeler’s kit release table is a bit misleading. “New” means that it was recently added to their table. It doesn’t necessarily imply a “new tool” kit.

 

HTH,

 

Rich

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16 hours ago, Tony T said:

I had similar sentiments about the ca.1980 Hasegawa TA-4J: that would be an interesting re-pop!

 

Tony

 

I've had it (the BB 'pit too) a few times, but always managed to sell it off, then buy it again. I'm in the market for another one now.

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Especially as Trumpeter never made a TA-4J. I built mine in 1981 as a Blue Angel, and would love to see it come out again

(but suspect the moulds were permanently tampered with to make the OA-4M release, and I don't know how easy it is to backdate that mongrol to a Scooter trainer).

 

Tony

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Hi,

 

The TA-4J molds were not altered. This is also why you need to do some surgery to add the OA-4M parts. So no problem at that level.

 

When I got another TA-4J, I also got a cheap Trumpeter A-4E as I'm not willing to rescribe again a Skyhawk. This was one of the most boring tasks I have ever done. So, I will just use the cockpit area of the Hasegawa kit as conversion parts for the Trumpy kit!

 

Thierry

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On 13 February 2020 at 11:27 AM, thierry laurent said:

Hi,

 

The TA-4J molds were not altered. This is also why you need to do some surgery to add the OA-4M parts. So no problem at that level.

 

When I got another TA-4J, I also got a cheap Trumpeter A-4E as I'm not willing to rescribe again a Skyhawk. This was one of the most boring tasks I have ever done. So, I will just use the cockpit area of the Hasegawa kit as conversion parts for the Trumpy kit!

 

Thierry

 

That's good news. The TA-4J hasn't been repopped for twenty years, the single seater only sixteen years ago. Maybe it will follow? 

 

Your strategy is good. My Trumpeter A-4F similarly has the NLG parts from an old Hasegawa, one area where the Japanese offering was so vastly superior to the Chinese editions.

 

cheers,

 

Tony 

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The Aires Skyhawk LG bays set is beautiful and exceptionally includes hard metal gear legs. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to use it on the Hasegawa kits as there are noticeable dimension differences. 

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It´s possible....

 

 

I have just done exactly that.....

 

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... It certainty requires a lot of cutting and fettling indeed, but it´s doable!

 

Cheers!

 

Stefan

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2 hours ago, Phantom2 said:

It´s possible....

 

 

I have just done exactly that.....

 

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24418817538_3c47ce067d_c.jpg

 

 

... It certainty requires a lot of cutting and fettling indeed, but it´s doable!

 

Cheers!

 

Stefan

Doable for sure but surely not easy. I had a look at that when I was building a OA-4M.

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