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Re: RAAF DeHavilland Hornet
« Reply #15 on: June 28, 2021, 06:11:45 am »
If so likely just white stripes. 


Looking good, I think it needs something simple like that just to give it that little "extra"  :thumbsup:
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Re: RAAF DeHavilland Hornet
« Reply #16 on: June 28, 2021, 03:35:23 pm »
Last one before final reveal, probably tomorrow, possibly tonight.  Ready for final weathering and a flat sealant, the landing gear and fiddly bits then she's done.

I was torn on 'Invasion Stripes" but in the end agreed with Chris that simple white ID bands would look good. 

So I got that going for me...which is nice....

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Re: RAAF DeHavilland Hornet
« Reply #17 on: June 29, 2021, 01:49:28 am »
Lovley job there  :thumbsup:

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Re: RAAF DeHavilland Hornet
« Reply #18 on: June 29, 2021, 02:50:45 am »
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: RAAF DeHavilland Hornet
« Reply #19 on: June 29, 2021, 07:10:15 am »
The white spinners just give it that touch of class. Looks fantastic
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Re: RAAF DeHavilland Hornet
« Reply #20 on: June 29, 2021, 09:35:11 pm »
Here she is all done.  Not much of a detailed backstory...just that Little Boy fizzled and Japan did not surrender in August 1945, so Operation Downfall proceeds.  With the DH Hornet coming into service and designed for long range fighter missions it is ordered en masse but the RAF as well as Australia, New Zealand, and even the USMC. 

This model depicts an RAAF Hornet serving with 21 Squadron in Spring 1946 as the invasion of mainland Japan gets underway. 

Kit is the Trumpeter 1/48 Hornet F.3.  It went together amazingly well and has a pleasantly small parts count.  I'll definitely be adding more of these to the stash for both Whiffing and RW builds.  Such a pretty airframe. 











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Re: RAAF DeHavilland Hornet COMPLETED
« Reply #21 on: June 29, 2021, 11:09:15 pm »
Very pretty, well done.  :thumbsup:

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Re: RAAF DeHavilland Hornet COMPLETED
« Reply #22 on: June 29, 2021, 11:54:02 pm »
There is something distinctly odd about those propellors !
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Re: RAAF DeHavilland Hornet COMPLETED
« Reply #23 on: June 30, 2021, 12:01:19 am »
Not quite as pretty as the Whirlwind but, yes, very pretty indeed! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: RAAF DeHavilland Hornet COMPLETED
« Reply #24 on: June 30, 2021, 12:17:37 am »
Looks great! Nice colour scheme.

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Re: RAAF DeHavilland Hornet COMPLETED
« Reply #25 on: June 30, 2021, 02:18:16 am »
good model :thumbsup:
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Re: RAAF DeHavilland Hornet COMPLETED
« Reply #26 on: June 30, 2021, 03:15:22 am »
There is something distinctly odd about those propellors !

Are they on correct engines? And no I don't trust the instructions on which goes where.

Really looks good regardless.

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Re: RAAF DeHavilland Hornet COMPLETED
« Reply #27 on: June 30, 2021, 03:54:08 am »
There is something distinctly odd about those propellors !
Two right handed blades and two left handed blades on each prop?

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Re: RAAF DeHavilland Hornet COMPLETED
« Reply #28 on: June 30, 2021, 04:03:51 am »
There is something distinctly odd about those propellors !
Two right handed blades and two left handed blades on each prop?

Hadn't noticed until you mentioned it but ... Oops? :blink:
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Re: RAAF DeHavilland Hornet COMPLETED
« Reply #29 on: June 30, 2021, 04:15:30 am »
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