Israeli A4N beta build from

Discussion in 'Aircraft & Aviation' started by cmdrted, Mar 25, 2007.

  1. Texman

    Texman Guest

  2. cmdrted

    cmdrted Active Member

    Gentleman, thankyou for the very kind words! Last evening as you remember the bomb rack was finished. It was very late, 0230 am est! Well I attached the rack and took some pics, here it is installed...
  3. cmdrted

    cmdrted Active Member

    An on the ground pic...
  4. cmdrted

    cmdrted Active Member

    Fill 'er up pt 2.

    The next and final detail are the 2 long range tanks. They were pretty neat to assemble, big enough for a small WW1 fuselage. Parts and in progress shown here...
  5. cmdrted

    cmdrted Active Member

    Completed tank...
  6. cmdrted

    cmdrted Active Member

    The Grand Finale!

    She's a done!!! Moshe, this turned out to be a project, but a labour of Love all the same. Dr. Zarkov, excellant design, perfect fits throughout, one color mismatch on the r aerilon but perfect in every way. It looked like alot of struggling, but the model is much easier than I presented here. There were a few fiddley details that a novice would fling across a room but they are do-able. Dr. Zarkov, the text and drawings were excellant, but there could be one or two more drawings in areas that contain many parts. The front landing gear and more wing building detail drawings would be great. Overall subject A+, Coloring A+, Details A, I like a more 3d cockpit detail and some of the flatter pieces at the trailing edge of the tail could be more 3d, but this is nitpicking. Ease of construction, A, for the above reason. Fit, A+++, as good as and better than Halinski in most respects. Moshe, Emil thankyou for the oppurtunity, sorry it took longer than estimated, but theunforeseeable nature of my other job took alot of the time and energy required.
  7. cmdrted

    cmdrted Active Member

    More views...
  8. cmdrted

    cmdrted Active Member

    Bow shot, ground level...
  9. cmdrted

    cmdrted Active Member

    Stb view...
  10. cmdrted

    cmdrted Active Member

    Topside view...
  11. cmdrted

    cmdrted Active Member

    That's all folks!

    And a bottom view. Contact Moshe @ For details regarding release dates. I'm in no way connected with Modelart or Moshe, other than this extraordianry oppurtunity to Beta build this kit for them. Having said that I highly recommend any kit by these 2 companies and designer, the fits are excellant, subjects fantastic and great guys to boot!
  12. smyfe

    smyfe Member

    :grin: :grin: Work of Art!!!!:grin: :grin:
  13. cmdrted

    cmdrted Active Member

    Thanks Carl, As for another build, it is of a huger nature; "the other" has mandated or shall I say "dictated" that the basement will be finished in the next month! Not that I have to do all the work, she hired a contractor to handle the tougher aspects of the build; stringing the lights and epoxying the floors, God forbid she has them do the "easier" parts, frameing, drywalling etc!!!!
  14. rlwhitt

    rlwhitt Active Member

    Wow! Just WOW! This is a superb build, and looks like a great design. It looked like a lot of fun to boot.

  15. Amazyah

    Amazyah Senior Member

    That is a spectacular achievement for everyone involved!
    What a beautiful build, Commander and a fantastic design!8)
    Another one is added to the want list!:twisted:

  16. Ben Gal

    Ben Gal Member

    There's a lot going on in that aeroplane! Super subject and impeccable build. Can't wait to get one.
    Thanks Commander!

  17. ml5716111

    ml5716111 Guest

    Hi Ted, Emil & all

    Ted, You did a wonderfull job with this kit. And broght this project back to life. I already forgot how does it feel to finish building a model :oops:
    As soon as Emil prepares the files and sends them to me, It will be released.

    B.T.W., I'm struggling with my trackball, while writing this message. The
    weather's probably messing up with the ball and it gets a will of its own :mad:

  18. wyverns4

    wyverns4 Member


    Having been a US Marine Ordnanceman on both the F-4J and A-4M, that MER with 6x Mk84s sure brought back memories! The only thing I see that could be added would be the arming wires.

    Sign me up for one of these kits when it is available! I'll do one in Israeli markings first if I have to. I'd still like to do a USN Blue Angel and a VMA-224 "Blacksheep" version!

    Nice Build!

  19. ml5716111

    ml5716111 Guest

    Rick, good suggestion, but dangerous :twisted: someone at a model show, could pull it out of the 904/905, and start spinning its propeler, to check if it's really going to do its job :)

  20. Emil_Zarkov

    Emil_Zarkov Member

    Hi Ted, Moshe and All,
    Ted, you mentioned
    > one color mismatch on the r aerilon
    I can’t see any color mismatch on the ailerons.
    Probably you have in mind the ruder control surface.
    It is not a mistake. The ruder on the real thing is overall green and hasn’t camouflage colors.
    Probably the original ruder of this (#301) aircraft is replaced by some reason with spare one. The pictures and camouflage schemes that I’ve used as references show this. You can see that the ruder is the same also on the easy variant, where is impossible such mistake to be made.
    Ted, can you delight all of us, sending few more pictures of the model?
    Best regards,

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