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franco1964

1/48 BAe Hawk T Mk1 50 years of 4th FTS

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My fellow modellers good evening.

Today I've finished my Bae Hawk T Mk1 in 1/48 scale from Airfix.

I've probably exaggerated with my modeller's skills, but I've tried to replicate this beautiful (for me) display airplane as appeared in 2010 and piloted by Flt Lt. Tom "Cinders" Saunders.

 

This is the real airplane:

36955190480_79998c15b1_b.jpgBae Hawk display by Franco Segato, su Flickr

photo taken from www.valleyaviationsociety.net 
Photo right to Neil DunridgeI and published only for modeller's discussion.

 

I was a little bored of the Hawk in all black or grey as in my display every models have this colors, and I would like to try something a little bit more colorful.

I found a beautiful decal kit from Model Alliance to replicate the airplane, with such a beautiful union Jack on the fuselage.

 

All the decals are very nice made and they react very well to Mr. Mark Softer I've used, but I didn't trust the cover of the white decals (the stripes) as the colors below are very dark and bright. 

I've checked in this, and also other, forum previous works on the Hawk but I couldn't find anybody that did this replica, and for this reason I had to immagine, and think solutions.

 

For this reason I've duplicate the white stripes using my inkjet printer and I made an exact mask of them.

Then I have colored the airplane keeping my mask below and when I've striped down the model, this was the result.

It's not 100% perfect but I can live with it, also because this scheme was, for me, really difficult.

 

The model had the improvement of a new CMK Cockpit as I wasn't satisfied with the kit's interior, everything else is as Airfix made it.

Three hands of Future wax made it very bright and clean as a display airplane should be.

I hope you will enjoy the kit and the effort to make it as real as possible.

 

Here some shots:

37588502986_04beb11040_b.jpgP_20171011_164828 by Franco Segato, su Flickr

37588504256_867678fa06_b.jpgP_20171011_164625 by Franco Segato, su Flickr

36966331903_90fe7145b1_b.jpgP_20171011_164854 by Franco Segato, su Flickr

37588503916_ae0f8c0e04_b.jpgP_20171011_164704 by Franco Segato, su Flickr

37588504086_38f5b4c74a_b.jpgP_20171011_164646 by Franco Segato, su Flickr

23784379208_dc3a106d10_b.jpgDall'alto 2 by Franco Segato, su Flickr

36966331553_bf429f279b_b.jpgP_20171011_164958 by Franco Segato, su Flickr

37588503656_5c36f75189_b.jpgP_20171011_164727 by Franco Segato, su Flickr

36966330943_9e29422c07_b.jpgP_20171011_165050 by Franco Segato, su Flickr

37588503426_b5f712c469_b.jpgP_20171011_164742 by Franco Segato, su Flickr

 

Now It rest on the Royal Forces part of my display:

36966330503_8fa4ef9163_b.jpgP_20171011_165346 by Franco Segato, su Flickr

 

As always your judge and suggestions are very welcome as I'm still improving, with everybody help, as modeller.

Franco

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Great work, great finish 

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Oh boy, that is very,  very nice.

 

Graham

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Now that certainly stands out.

It's absolutely stunning.

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I am aghast at that paint job!  Just brilliant!

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Great model!

Not a simple scheme I must say!

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to build colourful special schemes and make them look good is a tough job, you did great work

:clap2:

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Fantastic looking Hawk there or did the real one land on a giant table? Really nice work

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Thank you very much to all of you guys.

You make me blush!

I hope the next model will be even better!

Next project? I'm thinking about a Viggen and going to Swedish air force in splinter camo or again with Royal air force with a Harrier gr7....will see...

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