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Title: USMC Hawker Hunter Finished!!!!
Post by: FAR148 on July 18, 2010, 05:29:39 pm
Ta-Da!!!
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/TADA.jpg)

Well it's not finished but she's coming along nicely. The past two weeks I made some good headway, had to order a new seat(kit seat sucks) got some rockets for her, got her body together and got the wings together and folded.

More to come and thanks for looking,
Steven L  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: USN Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: Cliffy B on July 18, 2010, 05:33:34 pm
Darn you!!!!  You beat me too it!  :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:  Its all good though, mine will be a two seater  :mellow:

She still looks good man.  What era/camo/squadron are you going to depict or do you know yet?  Whose kit are you using, it looks 1/48?

Title: Re: USN Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: FAR148 on July 18, 2010, 05:39:27 pm
Thanks Cliffy  :thumbsup:
It's the 1/48 scale Academy kit and she will look something like this...

(http://www.far148studio.com/Hawker%20Hunter%20VMFT-20.JPG)


Steven L :wub:

Title: Re: USN Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: Cliffy B on July 18, 2010, 05:44:25 pm
Oooooooooooooooo purdy!  :wub:  Can't wait!
Title: Re: USN Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: nev on July 18, 2010, 10:36:51 pm
This is gunna be good *rubs hands in glee*
Title: Re: USN Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: rickshaw on July 19, 2010, 12:38:05 am
Darn you!!!!  You beat me too it!  :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:  Its all good though, mine will be a two seater  :mellow:

She still looks good man.  What era/camo/squadron are you going to depict or do you know yet?  Whose kit are you using, it looks 1/48?



Mine, presently in the works is a trial version for the _real_ one, I will build in the future.  Its a 1/72 Airfix one.  I've also cut my wings along the ribs, rather than across them, a'la FJ-3 Fury's wing fold.  ;)
Title: Re: USN Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on July 19, 2010, 01:36:01 am
Simon, I got the Twiglets, you get the beer, he's at it again !

Ian
Title: Re: USN Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: beowulf on July 19, 2010, 01:36:34 am
now thats going to look smart!.....look forward to seeing the end result  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: USN Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: Nils on July 19, 2010, 04:21:59 am
looks great, cant wait to it finished  :wub:
Title: Re: USN Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: ChernayaAkula on July 19, 2010, 06:49:41 am
Holeeeeeeeee Shhhhh..... (http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m309/ChernayaAkula/Emoticons/ukliam2.gif)

When you first announced you'd do this profile, I wasn't too sure about how it'd look, with just one colour overall. Didn't know you were going to add folding wings, though. How awesome is that?  :bow:

This is gonna be another masterpiece!  :bow:
Title: Re: USN Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: Mossie on July 19, 2010, 09:02:54 am
Simon, I got the Twiglets, you get the beer, he's at it again !

Ian

Bleh, Twiglets!  Make it pork pies & your in!!!  Otherwise I'll have to bring the evily strong tasting but suprisingly weak French dumpy bottle beer....
Title: Re: USN Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: Jschmus on July 19, 2010, 10:01:38 am
After the Mudhens, with all their pods and sensors, chaff dispensers and assorted gew gaws, it must be a relief to be building a relatively simple jet.  Looks good so far.
Title: Re: USN Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: chrisonord on July 19, 2010, 10:36:52 am
Greg.......... That Knitting school you were joining, is there still some places?? ;D
Looking forward to seeing this one when its done.  :thumbsup:
Chris.
Title: Re: USN Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on July 19, 2010, 11:12:06 am
Greg.......... That Knitting school you were joining, is there still some places?? ;D

No, no, no, be inspired, not intimidated  :thumbsup:

Bleh, Twiglets!  Make it pork pies & your in!!!  Otherwise I'll have to bring the evily strong tasting but suprisingly weak French dumpy bottle beer....

OK, I can do Pork Pies, we have an outstanding bakery in the village which produces simply the best Pork Pies in the universe.... but ditch the bierre francais and bring me some of that Belgian rocket fuel, you know the 11% proof stuff.

Mmmmmm pork pies, beer and Hunter models....... :cheers:

Ian
Title: Re: USN Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: FAR148 on July 19, 2010, 07:32:14 pm
Many thanks guys! :thumbsup:

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After the Mudhens, with all their pods and sensors, chaff dispensers and assorted gew gaws, it must be a relief to be building a relatively simple jet.

Ah man to that brother! It's just a tube with wings! :party:

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No, no, no, be inspired, not intimidated  :thumbsup:

Just to piggyback on what Ian posted, the main reason I post any of my work anywhere is to inspire others. My creativity feeds off of others and what others are doing and it gets me thinking. So I hope my work will inspire you to built something or at least, get you thinking.

Until later,
Steven L  :cheers:
Title: Re: USN Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: Mossie on July 20, 2010, 01:42:59 am
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Bleh, Twiglets!  Make it pork pies & your in!!!  Otherwise I'll have to bring the evily strong tasting but suprisingly weak French dumpy bottle beer....

OK, I can do Pork Pies, we have an outstanding bakery in the village which produces simply the best Pork Pies in the universe.... but ditch the bierre francais and bring me some of that Belgian rocket fuel, you know the 11% proof stuff.

Mmmmmm pork pies, beer and Hunter models....... :cheers:

Ian

Deal!  Got some Trappist beers in the fridge....  Probably won't make it to the end though!!! :drink: :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: USN Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: Howard of Effingham on July 20, 2010, 03:16:46 am
hmm, very nice idea indeed.  :cheers:

is this a fully navalised hunter something that wasn't considered by hawker?
Title: Re: USN Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: Captain Canada on July 20, 2010, 07:50:09 am
For sure she looks good with the wings folded up like that....nice !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: USN Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on July 20, 2010, 11:10:12 am
With the curved wingtips, that really has the look of the F3H Demon with the wings folded. Very brave, Steven.  :thumbsup:

Ian
Title: Re: USN Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: GTX on July 20, 2010, 11:38:45 am
Looks familiar:

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/More%20Creations/Seahunter.jpg)

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: USN Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: JoeP on July 22, 2010, 06:40:57 pm
Yaaay!  :wub:
Title: Re: USN Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: noxioux on July 28, 2010, 02:18:40 pm
It's like USMC fever is going around.  I love this idea.  The Hunter's such a good looking bird anyway, she deserves to be seen in proper USMC livery. :tank:
Title: Re: USN Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: oliv30330 on July 31, 2010, 02:17:37 am
question: for a naval version, should we not raise the nose landing gear ?
Title: Re: USN Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: rickshaw on July 31, 2010, 03:29:46 am
question: for a naval version, should we not raise the nose landing gear ?

Raise the nose, lowers the tail, making rotation more difficult.
Title: Re: USN Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: oliv30330 on July 31, 2010, 05:55:09 am
yes sure... but a navy version...  :wacko:
Title: Re: USN Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: Draken35 on August 13, 2010, 12:21:44 pm
Nice idea!
Title: Re: USN Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: FAR148 on October 16, 2011, 03:37:13 pm
Fresh out of the paintshop...TADA!!!!!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/tada2.jpg)

A lot has happen in the pass few months but all is well now.

More to come!
Steven L  :party:
Title: Re: USN Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: Pablo1965 on October 16, 2011, 03:46:23 pm
Awesome, cool, I love this idea, Sydney Camm would be proud to see it in reality.  :thumbsup: :cheers: :bow:
Title: Re: USN Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: Arc3371 on October 16, 2011, 03:51:29 pm
that is really cool
Title: Re: USN Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: Alvis 3.14159 on October 16, 2011, 03:59:01 pm
Awesome!!!!


Alvis Pi
Title: Re: USN Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: AXU on October 16, 2011, 04:14:19 pm
I love that scheme  :wub: :thumbsup: this model will look very good

Alex
Title: Re: USN Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: Weaver on October 16, 2011, 04:35:04 pm
Ooooooooh purdy.... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: USN Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: Ed S on October 16, 2011, 05:30:19 pm
NICE.  Looking forward to seeing this one finished.

Ed
Title: Re: USN Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: Daryl J. on October 16, 2011, 06:55:54 pm
Oh yeah!

Title: Re: USN Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on October 16, 2011, 11:14:09 pm
D*mn !! - at work so cannot see the pics till I get home !!  :banghead: - Great to see you back, Mr Lewis  :thumbsup:.

Ian
Title: Re: USN Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: Mossie on October 17, 2011, 02:34:12 am
Oh yeah, that's really coming on! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: USN Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: tc2324 on October 17, 2011, 02:45:07 am
Tada indeed. Looks excellent so far.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: USN Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: James on October 17, 2011, 07:41:25 am
If it looks that good now, just how fantastic will it be when it's finished?  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: USN Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: Hobbes on October 17, 2011, 08:12:26 am
That paint scheme is  :bow:
Title: Re: USN Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: GTX on October 17, 2011, 12:02:58 pm
Another masterpiece in the works.
Title: Re: USN Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: Captain Canada on October 17, 2011, 03:00:26 pm
Wow....now that is simply gorgeous ! What colour is the overall coat ?

 :wub:
Title: Re: USN Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: FAR148 on October 17, 2011, 03:42:49 pm
Thanks everybody  :thumbsup:

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What colour is the overall coat ?

I used Testor Model Master Dark sea blue FS 15042, Model Master Flat white FS 37925 and Testor flat enamel 1171 for the green. The blue in the profile is way lighter to show highlights and shadows.

Thanks again guys,
Steven L  :cheers:
Title: Re: USN Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: Stargazer2006 on October 17, 2011, 04:12:15 pm
The paint job here is impressive. Can't wait to see this finished...it could still be in the 2011 Whiffies!!
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: FAR148 on October 25, 2011, 04:11:12 pm
Thanks again guys  :thumbsup:

Here's a small midweek update. She got her leading edges painted chrome, her drop tanks painted and fitted (not glued into place yet) and I put the seat in the cockpit. Next up is weapons and landing gear.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/update1.jpg)

Until later,
Steven L  :party:
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: Taiidantomcat on October 25, 2011, 06:41:50 pm
That is some sharp masking! excellent paint  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: USN Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: Old Wombat 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:
Title: Re: USN Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on October 26, 2011, 06:37:52 am
Awesome!!!!

Alvis Pi

Yep that covers it !

Ian
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: FAR148 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.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/details_1.jpg)

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.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/details_2.jpg)

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.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/details_3.jpg)

Until later,
Steven L  :cheers:

Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: Daryl J. on October 29, 2011, 11:56:39 am
(insert favorite superlatives here because they all work) 

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 29, 2011, 01:52:31 pm
That's real 'model engineering', despite what the live steam guys would have us believe!
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: su27rules on October 30, 2011, 08:37:06 am
So nice pait scheme, great work!! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: FAR148 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!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/paintupdate_1.jpg)

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

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/paintupdate_2.jpg)

I also darken a few panels on the bottom. Note... Guns painted and girlie got a tailhook! :wub:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/paintupdate_3.jpg)

Until later,
Steven L  :drink:
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on October 30, 2011, 01:10:53 pm
A man, his airbrush and some masking-tape in total synch !  :thumbsup:

Ian
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: Pablo1965 on October 30, 2011, 02:34:13 pm
Good work, true to your design.  Itīs a awesome plane.  :thumbsup: :cheers:
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: Stargazer2006 on October 30, 2011, 06:38:43 pm
Your modeling skills are truly impressive.  :thumbsup: :bow:
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: joncarrfarrelly 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.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v106/walaroo/Hawaii%20Hunters/Hunter3.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v106/walaroo/Hawaii%20Hunters/Hunter1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v106/walaroo/Hawaii%20Hunters/Hunter2.jpg)

The USN use them for threat training against ships, they usually mimic cruise missiles.
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: Stargazer2006 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?
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: rickshaw 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...
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: NARSES2 on October 31, 2011, 07:24:43 am
This build just keeps getting better  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: philp 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/
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: Modelling_Mushi on October 31, 2011, 08:20:56 pm
I wonder why they felt the need to put a US flag on the fin...

It seems to be an american fetish, everything has a flag or "USA" whacked on it (preferably in HUGE sizes). Maybe they have really short short term memories and cant remember what their flag looks like (eg their president always seems to need at least two flags with him whatever he does - maybe if he doesnt have these he will think hes president of cuba or something), or perhaps they are afraid the russians will steal everything if its not bolted down and they wont be able to get it back  :wacko:. A mate came back from a trip to the US with the absolute ridiculous extreme of this - a bog roll with each sheet labelled "GO USA" and the stars and stripes on it - lasted about 20 minutes and it wasnt the softest either!
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: Stargazer2006 on November 01, 2011, 05:41:38 am
I would go for a less exotic explanation myself: since these are used by an official service, they MUST carry some sort of national identification. The U.S. Customs, Coast Guard and other non-strictly military entities put flags on their aircraft to acknowledge that official use.
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: Maverick on November 01, 2011, 06:13:26 am
Although the USCG, etc are ultimately civilian organisations, they are paramilitary in nature which is why I suspect they use the flag (along with the 'star & bar' for CG aircraft).  This other type is purely civilian, although a 'contractor' so I'd lean towards MM's explanation.  Just a case of 'flying the flag' (quite literally) rather than an official requirement.

Excellent build btw. Coming along very nicely.

Regards,

Mav
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: Stargazer2006 on November 01, 2011, 11:40:02 am
True enough, Mav. I'm just reminded of the Flight Systems Inc. and their leasing some F-100 aircraft to the military. These carried no flags or "national" markings of any kind, so indeed, the "flying the flag" explanation must be the right one.
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: ChernayaAkula on November 02, 2011, 12:24:12 am
ATAC operates their Hunter not just in the US. I'm sure they also flew (still fly?) them in Japan as well. Maybe that's why they felt the need to put a flag on the tail (although I suppose it isn't actually necessary).
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: Taiidantomcat on November 02, 2011, 07:58:17 am
Two hours of masking for less then 5 minutes of airbrushing!

Thats how you know you are doing it right!  :thumbsup:

That little cutting gizmo with the razorblade, a couple pages back, I have thought about getting something like that myself, what are your opinions on it?

 :cheers:
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: FAR148 on November 02, 2011, 03:32:26 pm
 
Two hours of masking for less then 5 minutes of airbrushing!
Thats how you know you are doing it right!  :thumbsup:
That little cutting gizmo with the razorblade, a couple pages back, I have thought about getting something like that myself, what are your opinions on it?
:cheers:

It's the Chopper! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csSGPwyfN4M&feature=related) I love mine :wub: I think anybody who scratchbuilds should have one.  You can pick one up at Sprue brothers
The Chopper I Cutter   http://store.spruebrothers.com/nwsl-the-chopper-styrene-and-wood-length-cutter-49-p4817.aspx
The Chopper II Cutter  http://store.spruebrothers.com/nwsl-the-chopper-ii-styrene-and-wood-length-cutter-69-p4815.aspx
The Chopper III Cutter  http://store.spruebrothers.com/nwsl-the-chopper-iii-styrene-and-wood-length-cutter-59-p4816.aspx

Until Later,
Steven L  :thumbsup:

Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: bearmatt on November 12, 2011, 12:07:41 am
Holly s......
Has been a while I didn't show up here and then THIS!!!!!  :banghead:
FAR, This is  :party:

Very much looking fwd to see it finished! Great job (as always...!)
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: FAR148 on November 12, 2011, 01:45:24 pm
Here's a small update. I haven't had alot time to work on her due to working a ton of overtime at work. One day last week I did manage to get her gloss on. I tried something new, I used a lacquer based gloss coat and not Future. Well it..... Orange peeled :banghead: So this morning I wet sanded her with some 3M mircofine sanding pads. After her sanding, I then had to give her a bath to wash off the sanding residue. Hopefully I can start decaling her sometime this weekend.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/wethunter_1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/wethunter_2.jpg)

Until later,
Steven L   :drink:
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: sandiegobrit on November 12, 2011, 03:31:10 pm
great model,I was thinking of a USAF hunter to use the decals from my RAF HUSTLER but seeing this i am thinking that i should do a USAF BAE Lightning instead ?

I live near marine air station Miramar and i thought i saw a hunter last summer, perhaps it was one of the civilian missile training aircraft.
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: Taiidantomcat on November 13, 2011, 12:06:48 am
Still looks great! Glad you were able to save all of this excellent work.  :cheers:
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: FAR148 on November 13, 2011, 02:04:54 pm
Thanks Guys :thumbsup:

Decaling has started along with my next project.....(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/whistle.gif)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/decalshasstarted_1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/decalshasstarted_2.jpg)

Still more to come,
Steven L  :party:
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: ChernayaAkula on November 13, 2011, 05:58:54 pm
What a tidy workplace!  :blink:
That Hunter is a thing of beauty!  :wub: Err, wait, of course it is. All Hunters are! But this one even more so....

Canadian Spey-engined Phantom, but with a six-shooter or Weasel nose?  :o
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on November 14, 2011, 05:02:26 am
Awwww, not a Rafale then  :-\ - Great work on that Hunter, Steven. I'm working on a real world one just now aswell as the Ta183. Love that workspace, I have a similar layout ('L' shaped - really efficient way to model  :thumbsup:).

Ian
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: James on November 14, 2011, 02:04:46 pm
Steven, that Hunter is amazing. The scheme looks just right on it.
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: FAR148 on November 14, 2011, 04:14:18 pm
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What a tidy workplace!
That Hunter is a thing of beauty! Err, wait, of course it is. All Hunters are! But this one even more so....

Canadian Spey-engined Phantom, but with a six-shooter or Weasel nose?

Thanks Moritz,
I like to keep my workspace fairly clean. In the past, I had a messing workplace and had one too many spills, lost parts....  :banghead: It was a real killjoy. About the Canadian Spey powered Phantom, it's going to have a weasel nose. A buddy of mine at work with thinning his stash and I got a F-4G! The paint scheme will be based on one Gekko_1's Canadian FGR.2 (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,14124.135.html)  :wub:

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Awwww, not a Rafale then  - Great work on that Hunter, Steven. I'm working on a real world one just now aswell as the Ta183. Love that workspace, I have a similar layout ('L' shaped - really efficient way to model

Yeah.... I know I have started and stopped a few projects but after moving, getting settled in, I just didn't feel like playing with that masking. I'll come back to them.  I have always wanted a workspace like this, just never had the room or the money. Your right, it is great for modeling :thumbsup:.

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Steven, that Hunter is amazing. The scheme looks just right on it.

Thanks James. Here's another shot of her. Decaling is almost finish.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/decalshasstarted_3.jpg)

Until later,
Steven L  :drink:
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: KiwiZac on November 22, 2011, 01:14:25 pm
Beautiful! I don't know what else to say.
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: FAR148 on December 06, 2011, 03:17:47 pm
Thanks Zac  :thumbsup:
Well here's another small update, hadn't have time to work on her due to a $hit ton of overtime at work. I did manage to wash to panel line on her top side, paint the flap area and finished up her rockets. Thinking about adding two new hardpoints  :-\ , as of now just glued in place with some white glue.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/lewis148/undersideupdate_1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/lewis148/undersideupdate_2.jpg)

until next time,
Steven L  :cheers:
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: tc2324 on December 06, 2011, 03:50:40 pm
Lovely work and really enjoying the updates. :thumbsup:

Just to add to your comment about the new hard points and I don`t doubt you already know this, but what ever goes on them wil have to be well forward to avoid the u/c. Rocket pods perhaps?
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: FAR148 on December 06, 2011, 04:03:48 pm
Thanks tc2324  :thumbsup:
I was thinking about putting a 250 pounder on them, a 500 looks too big.

Steven  :cheers:
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on December 07, 2011, 03:19:43 am
Agreed Steven, 250 pounders would make more sense, as 8 HVAR's and a pair of 230 gallon drop-tanks weigh a fair bit... looking at a mile-and-a-half stomp down the runway to get airborne... however there's NOTHING to stop you attaching a couple of RATO bottles from a passing Tamiya F-84  :wacko:

I'll leave that with you  ;)

Ian
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: Cliffy B on December 07, 2011, 09:46:34 am
I was wondering what happened to this build.  My God she's a beaut!!!!  Heads will surely turn when she's done; can't wait!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: tc2324 on December 08, 2011, 02:20:09 am
Just as long as this gets finished by the 31st December........,

..... I have my finger on a whiffie nomination on standby.... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: Pablo1965 on December 10, 2011, 03:28:01 pm
An authentic dream. I wait to see it on the Carrier desk. :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: FAR148 on December 26, 2011, 01:45:43 pm
The End is Near......Two more parts, two more decals than she will be finished!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/theendisnear.jpg)


Until later,
Steven L   :wub:
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: Gondor on December 26, 2011, 02:29:23 pm
Thinking about adding two new hardpoints  :-\ , as of now just glued in place with some white glue.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/lewis148/undersideupdate_1.jpg)


Is the hardpoints in the above picture the same hardpoints in the recent picture below that have been used for the fuel tanks.


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/theendisnear.jpg)


If so you better move them as the main undercarriage will not rectact into the wheel wells with the tanks in the way  :blink:

Gondor
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: FAR148 on December 26, 2011, 02:57:52 pm
Quote
Is the hardpoints in the above picture the same hardpoints in the recent picture below that have been used for the fuel tanks.

Nope, the drop tanks are good and the gear will rectact into the wheel wells.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/details_10.jpg)

Steven L     :thumbsup:
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: Gondor on December 27, 2011, 04:03:10 am

Nope, the drop tanks are good and the gear will rectact into the wheel wells.


I didnt think you had made such a basic mistake as that but the photograph was very dark in that area so it was difficult to make out where the tanks were fitted.

Great looking model and one hell of a great level of workmanship.

Gondor
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: Martin H on December 27, 2011, 07:42:37 am
The End is Near......Two more parts, two more decals than she will be finished!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/theendisnear.jpg)


Until later,
Steven L    :wub:

Now that is one hell of a model. built by one hell of a modeler :)
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: Old Wombat on December 27, 2011, 08:42:51 am
Still one of the sweetest builds I have ever seen! :wub:
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: Daryl J. on December 27, 2011, 11:08:41 am
Not only is it well done, it's plausible enough that it reaches inside ya' and makes ya' wish that had actually happened.
Great Job!
Daryl J.
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: tc2324 on December 28, 2011, 02:48:21 am
Great looking model, really well done.  :thumbsup:
Title: USMC Hawker Hunter Finished!!!!
Post by: FAR148 on December 28, 2011, 06:50:25 pm
Well it only took 535 days from the start to finish (1 year, 5 months and 17 days or 12,840 hours). This was another enjoyable build. I will put together a list later of all the things I did to her. Enough talking, What-if 2nd Lieutenant Frank E. Peterson Jr (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_E._Petersen) flew with VMFT-20 during the Korean War and What-if VMFT-20 flew Hawker Hunters... Ta-Da!!!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/lewis148/USMCHunter_1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/lewis148/USMCHunter_2.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/lewis148/USMCHunter_3.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/lewis148/USMCHunter_4.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/lewis148/USMCHunter_5.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/lewis148/USMCHunter_6.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/lewis148/USMCHunter_7.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/lewis148/USMCHunter_8.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/lewis148/USMCHunter_9.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/lewis148/USMCHunter_10.jpg)
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter!!!
Post by: FAR148 on December 28, 2011, 06:52:04 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/lewis148/USMCHunter_11.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/lewis148/USMCHunter_12.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/lewis148/USMCHunter_13.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/lewis148/USMCHunter_14.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/lewis148/USMCHunter_15.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/lewis148/USMCHunter_16.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/lewis148/USMCHunter_17.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/lewis148/USMCHunter_18.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/lewis148/USMCHunter_19.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/lewis148/USMCHunter_20.jpg)
 

Steven L :wub:
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter Finished!!!!
Post by: Cobra on December 28, 2011, 09:14:33 pm
Superb Job & Really Well Done :thumbsup: :thumbsup: You did a Great Job on the Hunter, Why do i get the Feeling You'd Fool a Ton JMNs with this Model ;D Keep up the Great Work! :cheers: :cheers: Dan
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter Finished!!!!
Post by: Sticky Fingers on December 28, 2011, 11:21:21 pm
(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o182/brandzai/emoticons/77.gif)
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter Finished!!!!
Post by: Slerski on December 29, 2011, 12:42:34 am
Wow !! That's a pretty nice plane, very nicely done  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter Finished!!!!
Post by: bearmatt on December 29, 2011, 02:16:11 am
Bravissimo!
This is already a legend and an all time favourite.
Breath-Taking whiffing, master FAR, you have build!
 :bow: :party:
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter Finished!!!!
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 29, 2011, 02:22:00 am
I really don't understand what this model is doing in this Forum.  :unsure:

This, after all, is a place where we present models of things that don't really exist and Peterson's Hunter surely MUST have existed.............  ;D

OUTSTANDING WORK!
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter Finished!!!!
Post by: upnorth on December 29, 2011, 02:36:30 am
Very nice indeed!
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter Finished!!!!
Post by: Stargazer2006 on December 29, 2011, 03:43:25 am
You have not disappointed us. This is even better than what I expected... You set a new standard for excellence, and if this doesn't win a Whiffie this year, I'm leaving this forum!!!
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter Finished!!!!
Post by: NARSES2 on December 29, 2011, 04:11:39 am
Stunning model  :bow: :bow:
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter Finished!!!!
Post by: karaya on December 29, 2011, 04:57:13 am
PERFECTION  wright from the start to the finish!!!!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :bow:  :blink:
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter Finished!!!!
Post by: Old Wombat on December 29, 2011, 05:49:39 am
We need a jaw-dropping emoticon & a speachless one. :o :bow: :bow: :wub:







Well, that blows the last chance the Boulton-Paul/Westland Defender ever had of even placing! ;)
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter Finished!!!!
Post by: FAR148 on December 29, 2011, 08:08:29 am
Thanks Guys for all wonderful comments and support  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

I hope my work inspires you guys and not intimidated.

Steven L  :drink:
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter Finished!!!!
Post by: Hotte on December 29, 2011, 08:15:06 am
Super!
Pretty nice what if plane  :cheers:


Hotte
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter Finished!!!!
Post by: philp on December 29, 2011, 09:16:19 am
Definitely Whiffie potential. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter Finished!!!!
Post by: Scooterman on December 29, 2011, 09:51:02 am
LOVE the blue on blue paint.  And the graffiti on the bombs are PERFECT>
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter Finished!!!!
Post by: TallEng on December 29, 2011, 01:14:40 pm
Absolutely Brilliant  :bow: :bow: Quite the best looking Hunter I've seen for ages  :cheers:




I hope my work inspires you guys and not intimidated.

Steven L  :drink:

And if I am honest work at that level is somewhat intimidating, it is however also inspiring,
So here's to more of your 'inspiring work'  :drink:

Regards
 Keith(still Gobsmacked at finish, attention to detail etc etc)
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter Finished!!!!
Post by: RussC on December 29, 2011, 01:19:44 pm
Ew - Rahhhhhhhhhhh!

Love that shiny jet.  :wub:
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter Finished!!!!
Post by: PACOPEPE on December 29, 2011, 01:37:59 pm
Fantastic!. Good idea, beautiful scheme; better finished.  :thumbsup:

Fran
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter Finished!!!!
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on December 29, 2011, 01:45:04 pm
As inspirational as ever... Perfect, Steven, simply perfect.

Ian
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter Finished!!!!
Post by: Green Dragon on December 29, 2011, 03:37:54 pm
Beaut plane, wish I was that good!

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter Finished!!!!
Post by: Cliffy B on December 29, 2011, 04:57:59 pm
Words cannot express the amount of awesomeness displayed here!!!  :bow: :bow: :bow:
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter Finished!!!!
Post by: Glenn Gilbertson on December 30, 2011, 08:29:45 am
Great idea and magnificent modelling! I am lost in admiration. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter Finished!!!!
Post by: redstar72 on December 31, 2011, 12:20:55 am
An excellent model!
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter Finished!!!!
Post by: McColm on December 31, 2011, 01:01:22 am
Briliant!!
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter Finished!!!!
Post by: pyro-manic on January 01, 2012, 02:33:19 pm
I quit! Who wants to buy my stash?
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter Finished!!!!
Post by: FAR148 on January 01, 2012, 02:40:38 pm
Who wants to buy my stash?

I'll buy that for a Dollar!  ;D

Thanks again. You guys are Great  :thumbsup:

Steven L  :party:
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter Finished!!!!
Post by: lancer on January 02, 2012, 09:31:57 am
That build is SENSATIONAL......
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter Finished!!!!
Post by: Geoff on January 02, 2012, 11:51:48 am
Truly excellent!
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter Finished!!!!
Post by: coolpop6307 on January 02, 2012, 02:57:24 pm
I cant get my jaw off the ground. :bow: :o :thumbsup: it is so beautiful.
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter Finished!!!!
Post by: Mossie on January 03, 2012, 02:45:52 am
Gorgeous work Steven, well done! :wub: :wub: :wub:
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter Finished!!!!
Post by: James on January 03, 2012, 02:57:34 am
Wonderful! That is something to be proud of.  :wub:
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter Finished!!!!
Post by: kitbasher on January 03, 2012, 11:49:16 am
Simply gorgeous.  Nothing more to say really!
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter Finished!!!!
Post by: The Rat on January 04, 2012, 05:26:19 am
The greatest thing since airfoils were invented!  :wub: <---- X 1,000

 :bow: :bow: :bow:
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter Finished!!!!
Post by: FAR148 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:

Kit
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....
Steven L   :cheers:
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter Finished!!!!
Post by: flappydaffy on January 12, 2012, 04:13:03 am
 :bow: :bow: :bow: awesome bird you got, congrats !
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter Finished!!!!
Post by: Weaver on January 12, 2012, 04:19:58 am
Superb piece of work there - it's just stunning!  :bow: :bow: :bow:
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter Finished!!!!
Post by: FAR148 on June 08, 2012, 02:34:32 pm
Thanks guys :thumbsup:

Steven L  :cheers:
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter Finished!!!!
Post by: ysi_maniac on June 09, 2012, 08:33:35 am
A marterpiece!!! :thumbsup:
 :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub:
 :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter Finished!!!!
Post by: Sentinel Chicken on June 09, 2012, 12:21:40 pm
This is one of the most amazing Whiff builds I have EVER seen. Superb work, Steven.
Title: Re: USMC Hawker Hunter Finished!!!!
Post by: mkhulu 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: