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Offline Geoff

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Re: USMC Hawker Hunter Finished!!!!
« Reply #120 on: January 02, 2012, 11:51:48 am »
Truly excellent!

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Re: USMC Hawker Hunter Finished!!!!
« Reply #121 on: January 02, 2012, 02:57:24 pm »
I cant get my jaw off the ground. :bow: :o :thumbsup: it is so beautiful.
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Re: USMC Hawker Hunter Finished!!!!
« Reply #122 on: January 03, 2012, 02:45:52 am »
Gorgeous work Steven, well done! :wub: :wub: :wub:
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Re: USMC Hawker Hunter Finished!!!!
« Reply #123 on: January 03, 2012, 02:57:34 am »
Wonderful! That is something to be proud of.  :wub:

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Re: USMC Hawker Hunter Finished!!!!
« Reply #124 on: January 03, 2012, 11:49:16 am »
Simply gorgeous.  Nothing more to say really!
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Re: USMC Hawker Hunter Finished!!!!
« Reply #125 on: January 04, 2012, 05:26:19 am »
The greatest thing since airfoils were invented!  :wub: <---- X 1,000

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Re: USMC Hawker Hunter Finished!!!!
« Reply #126 on: January 04, 2012, 05:43:14 pm »
Thanks again for your continued kind words  :thumbsup:
As promised, here's a list of all the things I've done to her.  Man, that doesn't ever sound right?  :blink:

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Academy 1/48 scale Hawker Hunter F6
Ejection seat from True Detail resin
Cut and folded the wings at dog tooth
added strip styrene to wing fold for detail
wing fold supports brass are rectangular rod cut & bend
drop tanks are resin copies of the kit, look here for why I did that http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,29145.msg532234.html#msg532234t
The new hardpoints for drop tank are Hasagawa AN/AAG-14 rack cut to the wings profile
drilled holes in flaps to look more like dive flaps of a SBD Dauntless
made the rocket rails from monograms maverick rails and strip styrene
tail hook is aluminum tube flatten and filed to shape
brass rod use to connect main and nose gear to gear doors
anti-sway braces on weapon stations no# 2 and 3 are from Monograms 1/48 A-10
250lbs bombs from Monograms F9F Panther(I think?)
5in rockets was given to me from a fellow online modeler
graffiti on the bombs done with a sharp white Prismacolor color pencil
drop tank glued into place with a mixture of white glue and Testor Model Master acryl dark sea blue to hide the seam.
stripes on pitot tube painted with red and white Testor paint
panel line wash with transparent black Medea Com-art colour paint
windscreen and canopy dripped in future
Pilot, Moto-tug and tow bar from Tamiya's WWII USN Pilots w/Moto Tug set
Tow bar alter with half round styrene rod.
Tow bar pin is brass rod
chain on back of moto-tug is fashion chain from a arts & craft store

paint job overall Dark sea blue with white stripes and green accents
Testor Model Master Dark sea blue
Testor Model Master Flat white
Testor flat emamel green
some panels darken with Testor Model Master acryl dark sea blue mixed with transparent black Medea Com-art colour paint and Future.
Testor Model Master gloss clear lacquer
final gloss coat done with future

Decals from Eagle Strike production(F9F-5 Panther 48115),Super Scale(USN 60 deg letters and numbers white), Icarus Decals Hellenic Daggers(marking on rockets) and roundels from Aero Master's USAF Korean war Sabres

I think that's it....
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Re: USMC Hawker Hunter Finished!!!!
« Reply #127 on: January 12, 2012, 04:13:03 am »
 :bow: :bow: :bow: awesome bird you got, congrats !

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Re: USMC Hawker Hunter Finished!!!!
« Reply #128 on: January 12, 2012, 04:19:58 am »
Superb piece of work there - it's just stunning!  :bow: :bow: :bow:
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Re: USMC Hawker Hunter Finished!!!!
« Reply #129 on: June 08, 2012, 02:34:32 pm »
Thanks guys :thumbsup:

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Re: USMC Hawker Hunter Finished!!!!
« Reply #130 on: June 09, 2012, 08:33:35 am »
A marterpiece!!! :thumbsup:
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Re: USMC Hawker Hunter Finished!!!!
« Reply #131 on: June 09, 2012, 12:21:40 pm »
This is one of the most amazing Whiff builds I have EVER seen. Superb work, Steven.

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Re: USMC Hawker Hunter Finished!!!!
« Reply #132 on: June 10, 2012, 06:25:53 am »
Well it only took 535 days from the start to finish (1 year, 5 months and 17 days or 12,840 hours).

doesn't matter at all - good things comes to those who are prepared to wait. Great build , superb  :thumbsup:


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