Heroes Models 1/144 A-4 Skyhawk Aftermarket
By Matt Bittner
The Platz 1/144 A-4 Skyhawk is a superlative kit and it has recently been re-released by Eduard including their own decals, masks and photoetch. It's true that while most A-4s on the ground have their leading-edge slats deployed, there are occasions where they were held up by some degree while on the ground or permanently (like the A-4s flown by The Blue Angels). So it's great seeing a set of replacement wings with slats and/or flaps deployed, along with other pieces for this excellent kit.
There is now plenty on the market to turn the already superlative Platz 1/144 A-4 Skyhawk into an outstanding model. One of my plans is to build three A-4s at roughly the same time: A-4E with these goodies; an A-4F with these goodies; and either an A-4E or A-4F with the RetroWings "slick" fuselage and the original kit's wings, finished probably as an Aggressor.