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Devilfish

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  1. I don't know for certain if Tucano bays are white, but I would guess at yes, as it seems to be the favourite colour these days. In a white bay you can see liquid leaks (oil, hydraulic fluid etc)
  2. I've just finished this kit myself. Compared to other Hawk kits it seems very bulky, but on its own is ok. Apart from the seat headbox issue, I notice you've painted the undercarriage bays grey, whereas they should be white. The undercarriage legs are grey, but unusually for a British aircraft, the wells are white. I must admit, Hobbyboss must have been smoking something when they printed the instructions, as they tell you to fit all the pylons (despite the fact that the RAF don't use the outer ones) and they tell you to open up the wrong holes to fit the diesel tank.
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    Westland Wyvern s.4 early

    I have to agree. I used to work with an ex-FAA armourer, who was on board in the days of Sea Venoms, Scimitars and Sea Vixens. He told me that the aircraft were kept as clean as possible, to the extent they were wiped over with the equivalent of WD-40, to prevent corrosion. Although paint chipping and dirt were unavoidable, the aircraft would never have been able to get into this sort of state. Having said that, as an example of weathering, it is great! I'm quite jealous. It was just the wrong subject.
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    Meteor NF11

    A lovely build. I finished one of these myself earlier this year (converting it to NF.12 using the Alleycat conversion). Definitely not a straightforward kit, but very satisfying once done.
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    Sepecat Jaguar GR.1A

    Nice build so far. I have built 3 of these kits in various guises. Although you have decided to go with wheels up now, in answer to your earlier question, the Jag is not a tailsitter, and I'm shocked no one else pointed this out!
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    P47 Razorback - well used

    Looks good! So how does that stuff work?
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    Airfix 1/48th Hawker Hunter F6

    Lucky you! I live at Scampton, literally in line of sight of the airfield (both front and rear windows), and it's a rare sight seeing the Hunters! Not even seen the freshly painted one yet.....
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    Airfix 1/48th Hawker Hunter F6

    Passed that one yesterday. Not been down that way for a while, so good to see it's being looked after.
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    Airfix 1/48th Hawker Hunter F6

    I tried over and over on mine, but the canopy wouldn't fit over the spine, no matter what I tried. I did use a resin cockpit on mine, so I would have preferred to have it open.
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    Airfix 1/48th Hawker Hunter F6

    They're usually the last to get new kits, strangely enough...
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    Airfix 1/48th Hawker Hunter F6

    No, when you put it like that, it's not ideal, but in the end, it still looks like a Hunter. Well, no one has ever called it a Hurricane, anyway, lol 20180111_211318 by Paul Carter, on Flickr
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    Airfix 1/48th Hawker Hunter F6

    The Academy/Italeri one is ok, and makes a good looking Hunter, but it has been slated for its inaccuracies. The nose is apparently too rounded, and the tailplanes are about 3mm too far forward, or back, I forget (and don't really care). The cockpit is most peoples main complaint, it being too shallow, but it's black and the canopy can't be positioned open, so does it really matter? All in all, it makes a nice Hunter, and that's what's important....
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    Airfix 1/48th Hawker Hunter F6

    I said to myself, when it was announced, there's no way I'm spending £30+ on a Hunter when the Academy/Italeri one is available for half that......And then I see this........Ok, I'm convinced! As for a twin seater, someone was showing a conversion at Telford for this kit.....
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    Hawker Typhoon Mk.1b, 1/72 Hobby Boss.

    I do like the weathering. It's a warbird, in a war, so it's not going to stay clean. I weather all my aircraft appropriately (or as close as I can get). Part of the reason I don't go to my local IPMS is that I noticed at Telford, no one there seems to weather, and all their aircraft look pristine, which is something I've noticed about a lot of clubs.
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