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Wonderland Models posted a topic in Wonderland ModelsWonderland Models will be attending the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford over the weekend of 13th-15th July 2018. This really is the ultimate event for aviation enthusiasts as well as being a great day out for all the family. We will be displaying a large range of our Airfix, Revell, Tamiya kits and all the leading makes of plastic and diecast aircraft and helicopter models many at greatly discounted prices so get there early for the best selection! Many models will be 50% off. We will be in the Blue Zone on the corner of positions 4-5 (see map below). Be on the lookout for our blue and yellow marquee. See you all there! https://www.wonderlandmodels.com/blog/article/wonderland-models-riat-2018/
Built for today's 100th Anniversary of the founding of the Royal Air Force, a Red Arrows Hawk T.1, in suitably patriotic colouring, based on the 2011 Airfix 1/72 kit in its Gift Set form. This is a nice kit that definitely improves on its elderly (but still acceptable) predecessor. It is a little simplified in places but this makes for easy construction. Painting the glossy red colour scheme and applying the decals require a little more effort and skill. I used Humbrol satin enamels (applied by brush as always), with several Klear topcoats to give the shine and bed in the decals; anyone who actually manages to paint this kit with the supplied acrylic paint pots would have my serious respect! In fact, it's a bit of a miracle that I have managed to finish this one at all, having spent the last 2 weeks in hospital laid up with a badly broken leg. I'd got as far as applying the first red coat before life came to a crunching (but thankfully, temporary) halt. The final touches were applied literally from my sick bed (Mrs T's idea as therapy!), so its not quite up to the standard I wanted, especially in decal application and the canopy sealing lines. I also messed up the inter cockpit screen. Under normal circumstances I could have fixed this easily, but sanding and polishing was beyond me at the time. I had intended a Gnat to go with this, but although it has reached the topcoat painting stage, it will have to wait a little longer. So, congratulations and thank you to the men and women of the RAF for 100 years. May you walk sideways for at least 100 more (better than I can do at the moment!) FredT