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Hawker Sea Hunter, 1960
« on: August 28, 2010, 01:27:03 am »
The Admiralty, impressed by the performance of the Hawker Hunter in RAF service commissioned Hawker to produce a trials aircraft, converted for carrier use in 1958.  Hawker's added wing folding, an arrester hook and catapult stays.  The first squadron of Hawker Sea Hunters went to see on HMS EAGLE in 1960.






Apologies for the poor quality of the pictures.  This is my first WHIF in plastic in over 30 years.  I'll take better pictures once I find my real camera, these were taken with my webcam.  Special thanks to Narses2 who supplied the decals.

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Re: Hawker Sea Hunter, 1960
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2010, 02:49:59 am »
Well I'm glad the transfers found a really good home  :thumbsup: Stunning stuff  ;D
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Re: Hawker Sea Hunter, 1960
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2010, 05:44:56 am »
Very nice indeed.  what was the basic model, Revell?

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Well I'm glad the transfers found a really good home

Ah, the decals/transfers debate rages on!
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Re: Hawker Sea Hunter, 1960
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2010, 06:16:28 am »
Very nice indeed.  what was the basic model, Revell?

No, its the venerable Airfix one.  It scrubbed up surprisingly well considering.
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Re: Hawker Sea Hunter, 1960
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2010, 07:46:48 am »



Like the Sea Hunter, may have to do one of my 16 stashed Hunters like it  :wub:  :wub:  :wub:
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Re: Hawker Sea Hunter, 1960
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2010, 11:06:37 am »
i like that..........somehow it just looks right  :thumbsup:
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Re: Hawker Sea Hunter, 1960
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2010, 11:38:32 am »
VERY NICE!!!  :thumbsup:  Hunters just look at home on a carrier.
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Re: Hawker Sea Hunter, 1960
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2010, 01:02:23 pm »
Nice work.

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Re: Hawker Sea Hunter, 1960
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2010, 02:20:13 am »
Ah, the decals/transfers debate rages on!
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No debate as far as I'm concerned Dave, when you know you are right you don't have to get involved in one  ;D I could use the word "stickers" which I know one or two of our more senior members use occasionally but I'm not that old  ;D

Besides "transfers" is the English word whilst "Decals" (especially with the emphasis on the CALs) is "Amerienglish"  :wacko:
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Re: Hawker Sea Hunter, 1960
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2010, 03:13:22 am »
Ah, the decals/transfers debate rages on!
;D ;D

No debate as far as I'm concerned Dave, when you know you are right you don't have to get involved in one  ;D I could use the word "stickers" which I know one or two of our more senior members use occasionally but I'm not that old  ;D

Besides "transfers" is the English word whilst "Decals" (especially with the emphasis on the CALs) is "Amerienglish"  :wacko:

Oh, then I suppose I'd better use the proper Queen's English.  Damned creeping American cultural imperialism!*




*Speaking of which I am increasingly becoming annoyed that all the automated telephone messaging systems I interact with more and more, have American voices.  I mean how hard is it for a company to record Australian voices?  Mmmm?
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Re: Hawker Sea Hunter, 1960
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2010, 04:59:14 am »
More pictures as threatened/promised with a better camera





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Re: Hawker Sea Hunter, 1960
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2010, 06:08:15 am »
Nice build and the Airfix kit makes for a good WIF. Nobody can tell you the wheel wells are wrong.(not that I gave a toss)
A "seahunter" mmmmmmmmmm.all those different markings...................and all those old unwanted Airfix kits.
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Re: Hawker Sea Hunter, 1960
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2010, 02:04:46 am »
Thanks for the "better" pictures - shows her off to her best advantage  :thumbsup: Still find it hard to believe it's the old Airfix kit.

As for automated phone lines. In the UK it's the same lady who does all the announcments on the trains as you are coming into, at and leaving stations. Busy girl, very English  ;D
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Re: Hawker Sea Hunter, 1960
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2010, 02:17:55 am »
That does look nice :wub:
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Re: Hawker Sea Hunter, 1960
« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2010, 05:28:00 am »
Thanks for the "better" pictures - shows her off to her best advantage  :thumbsup: Still find it hard to believe it's the old Airfix kit.

The only addition to it is an old Pavla MB Ejector seat made of metal which I picked up from a models disposals place in Las Vegas via the internet.  I had to saw about 2.5mm off the bottom to make it fit but it helped with the weight in the nose!

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As for automated phone lines. In the UK it's the same lady who does all the announcments on the trains as you are coming into, at and leaving stations. Busy girl, very English  ;D

Oh, we have that but I'm talking about the various government departments I've worked for recently which use American supplied phone systems.  Instead of Australianising the automated voices - which are afterall just recorded - they've simply left in place the American ones.  Very annoying when they keep saying "please press the pound sign on your phone"!  Sorry, I can't find any of these "".  Oh, you mean these?  "#"   Bloody Cisco.  :rolleyes:
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