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Re: USN Hawker Hunter!!!
« Reply #45 on: October 25, 2011, 09:58:17 pm »
question: for a naval version, should we not raise the nose landing gear ?

Raise the nose, lowers the tail, making rotation more difficult.

yes sure... but a navy version...  :wacko:

Some navalised land-based aircraft use longer oleo struts all-round, which are extended & retracted hydraulically, allowing the landing gear bays to remain relatively unchanged (except for some extra hydraulic piping) whilst allowing extra clearance & impact absorption on landing. In some cases this feature can also be utilised to give them better hangar clearance below deck, by releasing hydraulic pressure & allowing the aircraft to drop lower on its undercarriage.


PS:- Yep, this is a bl**dy awesome build! :bow:
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Re: USN Hawker Hunter!!!
« Reply #46 on: October 26, 2011, 06:37:52 am »
Awesome!!!!

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Yep that covers it !

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Re: USMC Hawker Hunter!!!
« Reply #47 on: October 29, 2011, 10:36:35 am »
Details, details, details....  :blink:
Here's a few details I'd like to share with you. I have always liked the holes in the dive flaps of the SBD Dauntless and wanted to add some of that flavor to my USMC Hunter. So I drill out some hole in the flaps.



I needed some launch rails for my 5in rockets. So I found some Maverick rails in my stash and here's what I came up with.



Last but not least, the drop tanks. The kit's tanks has a huge rectangular recess in it where the hardpoint attaches to it, which would take a ton of putty to fill. Well, I did not like that idea and didn't want to do it twice. I did fill it with a mixture of proweld and cut up sprue. It's like liquid styrene and it is when it dries(overnight). After sanding, I rescribed a few lines and molded it then cast two tanks. The new hardpoint is an AN/AAG-14 rack from Hasagawa weapon set D cut to the wings profile.



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Re: USMC Hawker Hunter!!!
« Reply #48 on: October 29, 2011, 11:56:39 am »
(insert favorite superlatives here because they all work) 

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Re: USMC Hawker Hunter!!!
« Reply #49 on: October 29, 2011, 01:52:31 pm »
That's real 'model engineering', despite what the live steam guys would have us believe!
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: USMC Hawker Hunter!!!
« Reply #50 on: October 30, 2011, 08:37:06 am »
So nice pait scheme, great work!! :thumbsup:

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Re: USMC Hawker Hunter!!!
« Reply #51 on: October 30, 2011, 12:52:48 pm »
Thanks again guy for your continued support! :thumbsup:

Speaking about the paint scheme, this morning I was looking at it and wanted to break up the over all dark sea blue. So I mixed up some Future, dark sea blue and a few drops of flat black to darken a few panels. Two hours of masking for less then 5 minutes of airbrushing!



Darker and glossy panels. I'm pleased with the results. Hoping it will tone down a bit when I give her a gloss coat.



I also darken a few panels on the bottom. Note... Guns painted and girlie got a tailhook! :wub:


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Re: USMC Hawker Hunter!!!
« Reply #52 on: October 30, 2011, 01:10:53 pm »
A man, his airbrush and some masking-tape in total synch !  :thumbsup:

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Re: USMC Hawker Hunter!!!
« Reply #53 on: October 30, 2011, 02:34:13 pm »
Good work, true to your design.  Itīs a awesome plane.  :thumbsup: :cheers:

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Re: USMC Hawker Hunter!!!
« Reply #54 on: October 30, 2011, 06:38:43 pm »
Your modeling skills are truly impressive.  :thumbsup: :bow:
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Re: USMC Hawker Hunter!!!
« Reply #55 on: October 30, 2011, 11:38:32 pm »
Just for fun recent pics posted on Hyperscale of a Hunter landing at Kaneohe Marine Corps Air Station on the island of Oahu.







The USN use them for threat training against ships, they usually mimic cruise missiles.
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Re: USMC Hawker Hunter!!!
« Reply #56 on: October 31, 2011, 03:42:40 am »
Oh wow! I thought this was photomanipulation at first, but it appears that's for real after all! I never heard of those U.S. Hunters before... Why do they keep civilian regs?
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Re: USMC Hawker Hunter!!!
« Reply #57 on: October 31, 2011, 05:53:47 am »
Oh wow! I thought this was photomanipulation at first, but it appears that's for real after all! I never heard of those U.S. Hunters before... Why do they keep civilian regs?

Because they are operated by civilian contractors, not the military.

I wonder why they felt the need to put a US flag on the fin...
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Re: USMC Hawker Hunter!!!
« Reply #58 on: October 31, 2011, 07:24:43 am »
This build just keeps getting better  :thumbsup:
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Re: USMC Hawker Hunter!!!
« Reply #59 on: October 31, 2011, 01:02:12 pm »
I have been thinking of building one of my Hunters in in the ATAC scheme, they operate 2 of them if I recall along with some Skyhawks and Kfirs.

http://www.atacusa.com/
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