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A-4B Skyhawk Conversion

MAW Decals 1/48 A-4B Skyhawk Conversion First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review December 2008 Manufacturer MAW Decals
Subject A-4B Skyhawk Conversion Scale 1/48
Kit Number 48-R010 Primary Media Resin
Pros Backdates the Hasegawa A-4C kit simply and effectively Cons
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (USD) $4.99

First Look

MAW-Decals has released another nice resin conversion, this time for the Hasegawa 1/48 A-4C Skyhawk kit. This two-piece conversion backdates the Hasegawa kit with the shorter B-nose as well as the different main instrument panel found in the earlier Skyhawk.

A-4B Skyhawk Conversion

Molded in white resin, this pair resin parts are designed to fit the Hasegawa kit and may work with other 1/48 scale early Skyhawk kits - you're on your own to adapt this set for non-Hasegawa applications. What's more, this is a very reasonably-priced update at under $5 USD, so you can backdate a Skyhawk inexpensively.

For more information about this set and the other releases from MAW-Decals, visit their website at

My sincere thanks to MAW-Decals Decals for this review sample!