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« on: August 25, 2007, 12:42:44 am »
So, Hawk #2 for the JASDF build.  Got the cockpit all painted up last night - won't win any awards, but good enough government use ;)




And, because I'm stupid, I've also decided to increase the degree of difficulty by dropping the flaps, which requires some plastic surgery  :dum:  Also note wingtips sawn off for the Hawk 100 wingtip AAMs  B)

« Last Edit: September 03, 2007, 04:47:56 am by nev »
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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2007, 12:48:20 am »
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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2007, 03:53:04 am »
Like a complete muppet, I lost one of my wing fences to the carpet monster, so I scratched a new one using some cut-away piece of wing and the surviving wing fence as a template.  Didn't turn out too bad in the end




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Main contruction proceeding apace...

« Last Edit: September 04, 2007, 05:45:20 am by nev »
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« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2007, 07:39:24 am »
Very, very nice! Not so much black in your cockpit though. ;)  :lol:
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« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2007, 12:32:27 am »
Main construction complete - regretting my decision to drop the flaps.  Spent most of last night trying to get that assembly sorted out (not helped by Airfix's wrong instructions and parts that don't fit  :banghead: )

Need to get all the PSR done tonight if I'm to stay on schedule...



« Last Edit: September 04, 2007, 05:46:14 am by nev »
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« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2007, 06:08:59 am »
Looking nice and slick !

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« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2007, 06:46:25 am »
Ya, slick ! The Hawk is just such a sexy little aeroplane...nice work, Nevster !

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« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2007, 01:55:15 am »
Hehe, knew you'd like them Todd after your little line up of Canadian ones (I aim to do something similar for Japan).

Anyway, PSR is now complete and painting can begin - using my brand new Iwata airbrush.......

So I applied a coat of light grey....no, honest, I did!  



Here endeth the first lesson in using my airbrush - don't overthin the paint  :banghead:

Ah well, try again tonight.....

« Last Edit: September 04, 2007, 05:47:03 am by nev »
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« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2007, 08:52:01 pm »
Looking good Nev!  I love Hawks and came close to picking that kit for my build.

Very ambitious doing the flaps on a one-weeker!   :cheers:  
So I got that going for me...which is nice....

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« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2007, 12:27:34 am »
You know when you can feel a project slipping away from you, and the model in front of you no longer looks like how it did in your head?  I'm reaching that point right now :(

Torn between which scheme to go for.  Neither look right to me.





Apologies for the white-out effect on the pics, not sure what happened there.  The camo schemes are still a bit rough right now as I try to decide which to do.  To be honest I'm tempted to take a rattle can to the model and be done with it.  I've only got 2 evenings left to finish her.  Maybe choosing a model with dodgy fit, 4 colour camo and then dropping the flaps was a bad idea?  I swear, next year I'm doing a 1/72 tank!
« Last Edit: September 04, 2007, 05:48:04 am by nev »
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« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2007, 12:46:17 am »
I swear that would look awesome in swedish or finnish or norwegian markings! :wub:  

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« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2007, 06:22:00 am »
Wow...dont be so down Nev.  I think the first scheme looks great.  I'd say you're well on the way to a stunner.  
So I got that going for me...which is nice....

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« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2007, 12:38:19 am »
Well, I'm a lot happier with how it looks now - photos are still a bit dodgy, I think its the early morning light in the living room.

I actually would have got this almost finished last night but I was "asked" to come to bed for some "cuddles"  :party:

Sadly, "cuddles" was not a euphemism, but a literal expression  :banghead:  :banghead:


So here she is, 90% done.  Going to try and finish her off this morning before I go to work.



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« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2007, 04:49:43 am »
Decaling finished! Just final touches, undercarriage and flat coat to go now.  Ignore the streaky paint finish, I only put one coat of Klear/Future on to save time.

Much happier with how she is looking now.

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« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2007, 06:46:43 am »
OH now that's sharp!