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Exterminatus

Hawker Hunter F.Mk.5, Academy 1/48

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Good old Academy kit, converted to Mk.5 version (because I love the 34 Squadron markings) - straight wing leading edge, fuselage vents configuration, reshaped tail cone, speedbrake etc. . Added some goodies - SBS detail set, Eduard flaps, Maestro canopy, Aeromaster and DACO decals.

 

Thanks for looking:)

Andrew

 

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Superb finish. Despite the many reported issues with the Academy Kit, this looks absolutely beautiful!

 

Cheers

 

Malcolm

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There have been a few nice Hunter models on BM lately and this is yet another one - good job

CJP

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Possibly the most convincing Hunter model I've seen.

 

Impressive work.

 

Kind regards,

 

Joachim

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That's beautiful, best Hunter I've seen! 

 

You're right about the 34 Sqn markings too, very cool. When Airfix bring out their F.4/5 I might have to look for these decals.

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Beautiful model.! Sadly this is what happened to WP192 code Yellow O.

 

John

 

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Gorgeous build there..i do love a nice clean Hunter build. Great work!

 

A shame to see the end of days for Yellow O though

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'Wolf Wishes, Wolf Flies' eh? Those are probably my favourite Hunter markings as well - from when I first saw them on the inside cover of Fighting Colours by MJF Bowyer. I have a couple of Italeri/Academy kits. Did you do a build thread anywhere? The fuselage vent issues are what I would like to get nailed - maybe I need to re-read my Hunter MDF?

 

Great stuff

 

Simon

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Great job.  Just proves that with a little work that shouldn't be beyond the skills of most of us, the Academy kit builds up very nicely.  I've got one on the shelf with some elements of the Flightpath set, Cutting Edge cockpit etc. that, even with the new Airfix kit in the stash, I can't bare to part with.  I even went to the trouble of repairing it when the u/c got wrecked a few weeks ago!

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On 1/31/2019 at 12:26 AM, Simon Cornes said:

'Wolf Wishes, Wolf Flies' eh? Those are probably my favourite Hunter markings as well - from when I first saw them on the inside cover of Fighting Colours by MJF Bowyer. I have a couple of Italeri/Academy kits. Did you do a build thread anywhere? The fuselage vent issues are what I would like to get nailed - maybe I need to re-read my Hunter MDF?

 

Great stuff

 

Simon

Here is the build thread - czech language only, sorry.

 

Thank you for your comments!

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5 hours ago, Exterminatus said:

Here is the build thread - czech language only, sorry.

 

Thank you for your comments!

Thank you for the link. Now all I need is that Aeromaster decal sheet!

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Fantastic Hunter!

Can you tell us more about the colors and varnish? I'd be very curious what you used 🙂

 

Cheers

 

Ben

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Absolutely, super, smashing and great. :thumbsup:

Really nice job there and great pics show off the effort you've put in making it look so convincing.

Extra likes as well because my braille scale Hunter is incoming soon, so I have much Hunter love to spare. 😁

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That really looks the part, great build

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Some missing nose detail, the youth is my oldest schooldays plane spotter friend, Derek. whom I'm still in touch with though he now lives in Cumbria.

 

F/O N.E.N  Walker and SAC F J Keeler the aircraft's rigger.

 

John

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