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Frankenfighter - Hawker P.1104 mockup
« on: July 06, 2020, 01:25:44 pm »
As mentioned on mg blog, a combination of a scrapped Matchbox 2-seater F-104, leftovers from the old-school Airfix GR3 that didn’t feed the unfinished ‘P.1054(ish)’, a bit from the dire PM F-16, and other odds and sods.

Intended to be a factory mockup, akin to the well-known P.1121 mockup.  No undercarriage, just trestles/jacks.

Work to date: reassemble most of disassembled F-104, assemble and fit Harrier wings plus ‘office’ (sans seat, and small radome to be fitted when reunited with spares box), Hawkerfy the F-16 fin, work out how best to sort out the tailplane - again something requiring repatriation with the spares box.

A heck of a lot of filling and sanding will follow!

Progress pics in a few days.
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Re: Frankenfighter - Hawker P.1104 mockup
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2020, 07:44:02 am »
Parts and progress up to/including the previous post (fin/rudder placed not glued):

 
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Re: Frankenfighter - Hawker P.1104 mockup
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2020, 10:01:28 am »
Some progress since posting up the first pics.  Found the Harrier canopy and a suitable seat to put in it, also cut out and fitted (to chopped wingtips) missile rails.  It needs Firestreaks but I only seem to have unconvincing items from Airfix Lightnings.  Oddly there's more Firestreaks!

The shape is coming together, need to decide on a colour scheme - thinking akin to the P.1121 mockup (see https://www.mediastorehouse.com/p/164/hawker-p1121-18412474.jpg), but hat basic colour?  Sky perhaps, like the first prototype Hunter (and others)?  Would make sense.
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Re: Frankenfighter - Hawker P.1104 mockup
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2020, 10:09:00 am »

The shape is coming together, need to decide on a colour scheme - thinking akin to the P.1121 mockup (see https://www.mediastorehouse.com/p/164/hawker-p1121-18412474.jpg), but hat basic colour?  Sky perhaps, like the first prototype Hunter (and others)?  Would make sense.


Sounds a great idea, and that colour should go well. Will you file all the grooves in the sides that the P.1120 mockup had?   ;D

I've got some spare Firestreaks if you need any Dave. Mine are from Colin Frieghtdog so they're REALLY good,
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Re: Frankenfighter - Hawker P.1104 mockup
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2020, 11:14:28 am »
Thanks for the offer, Kit.  Will have thorough delve to see what I have other than in the spares box.  IIRC I may have some PP Aeroparts stuff that’s been languishing for donkeys.
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Re: Frankenfighter - Hawker P.1104 mockup
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2020, 09:08:51 am »
Radome fitted, made from a PM Sea Fury drop tank.  Scrap plastic card fitted to the cockpit exterior to enable fairing in to the F-104 fuselage.  Minor work on the tailplane - have fathomed out how to fit it to the fin.

And some general filling in of joints and panel lines - much more work required there!
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