Friday, January 19

Preview update: New details of Magic Factory's 48th scale A-4M Skyhawk kit...

We have new details on Magic Factory's newest kit - the 1/48th scale A-4M Skyhawk. These new CADs ad to the detail we already have in our preview...

Preview update: New details of Magic Factory's 48th scale A-4M Skyhawk kit...

USMC A-4 Skyhawk light attack aircraft
1/48th scale
From Magic Factory
Kit No #2007
Plastic injection model kit

Magic Factory have given us an update on the details of their new 48th scale USMC A-4M Skyhawk in 1/48th scale. This adds to what we have already seen so far, but if not, here is what we know...

The subject - the USMC A-4M Skyhawk
A-4 Skyhawk has been in service nearly 10 countries for nearly half a century since designed and developed from 1950s. A-4M is specifically designed for the needs of the U.S. Marine Corps and the performance of the A-4M is no longer the same as that of earlier versions. A total of 160 A-4Ms were built and final A-4M was delivered on February 27, 1979, which was the longest production run for any American tactical aircraft–27 years.

The kit: Magic Factory's new-tooled USMC A-4M Skyhawk:
This new kit from Magic Factory has only surfaced in digital from so far. With box-art, CAD drawings being our main resource of info. What we do know about this kit so far is...

- There are two variants in the kit, you can build one of two - either the early-type without the avionics hump or the latter version of the Scooter.

- Throw out that clunky aftermarket - on this kit you have the interior of electronic bays in opened or closed poses.

- Magic Factory promise an accurate presentation of the Slats, Ailerons, Speed brakes, Horizontal stabilizer, Elevator and Rudder. These are supplied as posable, separate parts in the kit...

- The crew access ladder and plugs for air intakes are provided and you can pick them out in this photo.,

- The crew boarding ladder is included, as are the .interior of several hatches in the nose and fuselage.

Preview update 19/01/2024: We have several images of the kit in more detail for you here.

Magic Factory has provided some fine details inside the radome and nose section are available to present if you choose to display it open or not...
Shown here from either side of the nose...
The details inside the cockpit canopy are presented for an opened or closed version.
Provided in the kit are the early and the late versions of A-4M cockpit and fine details of cockpit instruments and controls.
For those who like to use 3D printed decals, they also provide the blank part for modellers to connect the IP straight up to them - no sanding and chiselling needed!
The multi-part, fine details of ejection seat are shown here...
That is all we know about these two models in the one box for now - Check out the Magic Factory Website & Facebook Page