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Airfix Hawker Hunter F.6

Started by The Rat, January 06, 2022, 09:07:20 AM

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The Rat

I was recently gifted the well-known Airfix Hunter F.6 with another purchase, and have been wondering what to do with it. Today it was decided: painted all over in British racing green, and putting on a display to open the 1954 British Grand Prix at Silverstone. This one's for you, Mike. Shouldn't take long, he says optimistically.

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Freightdog862

Great choice. I have a couple of these in the stash. Although the Revell kit has more detail, I am strangely drawn to the older kit. I have several old Air Conversion T.7 sets designed for this classic.

Colin 

PR19_Kit

Quote from: Freightdog862 on January 06, 2022, 01:15:24 PM

I have several old Air Conversion T.7 sets designed for this classic.


A long lost classic, that one. I built a T7 from that conversion maybe 40 yrs ago and it still looks good by today's standards.

And I still have an un-used conversion to hand too, and no, it's NOT for sale!
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The F6 is okay but the fit of the gun pack is poor.  I much prefer the FGA9 retool.
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Captain Canada

The box art looks amazing ! Have fun Davey !

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Quote from: Captain Canada on January 06, 2022, 03:47:01 PM
The box art looks amazing ! Have fun Davey !

:cheers:

I've had fun with this kit a few times before, starting when I was about 12!
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The Rat

Major assemblies are together. I have no idea why Airfix, and some other manufacturers, require that the nosewheel be installed before closing up the fuselage. It just invites a breakoff. Oh well, move delicately from here on in...

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PR19_Kit

Too true, that just shows lack of thought about the model is actually built.

When Revell bought out their 1/144 scale 767 that was the same, and with a fuselage over a foot long that teeny weeny nosewheel leg was just BOUND to break, so I devised a way to glue it in later. At the next Telford I suggested that they do future kits that way, but the Revell guy was dismissive, and got out a 767 kit to show me 'how it was done'.

Then he broke the nose wheel leg off..............  ;D ;)
Kit's Rule 1 ) Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage
Kit's Rule 2) The backstory can always be changed to suit the model

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit

The Rat

Quote from: PR19_Kit on January 07, 2022, 01:10:36 AM
Too true, that just shows lack of thought about the model is actually built.

When Revell bought out their 1/144 scale 767 that was the same, and with a fuselage over a foot long that teeny weeny nosewheel leg was just BOUND to break, so I devised a way to glue it in later. At the next Telford I suggested that they do future kits that way, but the Revell guy was dismissive, and got out a 767 kit to show me 'how it was done'.

Then he broke the nose wheel leg off..............  ;D ;)

;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Captain Canada

Hahaha that's a good one Kit !

Model is coming along nicely Rat ! Glad to see you're still having fun all of these years later !

:cheers:
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Where's my beer ?

The Rat

Quote from: Captain Canada on January 15, 2022, 06:48:31 AM
Hahaha that's a good one Kit !

Model is coming along nicely Rat ! Glad to see you're still having fun all of these years later !

:cheers:

She's almost ready for prime time. One of the landing gear legs went a bit wonky on assembly, so I'm letting the glue set well before any photos.
"My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought, cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives." Hedley Lamarr, Blazing Saddles
Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/46dpfdpr