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Habu12

Hunt or be hunted. 1/48 Airfix Hunter F.6 247 Sqn

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Many times when I build a subject I gain a new respect for its shape. And I thought I couldn’t appreciate the beautiful lines of the Hunter. But wow, this is just such a gorgeous jet! Definitely one of the best of all time. Anyway, I’m coming up with a new rating system for kits. It’ll be based on Doug Demuro’s “Doug Score”, if any of you are YouTube car guys. But it’s a dual block, five category system, of 100 points. Sounds complicated, I know. I’ll elaborate more later since I’ve nailed down all the categories 😆

but general impressions are the usual for new Airfix kits, very good fit, some good detail, but could use a bit more. Not that it matters much in the cockpit, as it’s black anyway, so you done much past the seat top. No major fit issues.

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What a pretty jet. It's always been one of favourites and you've done it proud.

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Love this, these Airfix Hunters are looking superb! Think I might have to save up. And for 56 sqn decals. So many options!

 

I like the weathering on this too, nice stains and darker lines, what did you use?

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Fantastic rendition - love the different tones

Makes me want to get one

Rob

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Very nice indeed. If you don`t mind me pointing out that the rear edge of the canopy should be clear .

 

Keith

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Very smart Hunter. Ditto Britman - no frame at the rear of the canopy.

 

Cheers

 

Malcolm

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I've seen many jet fighters in the air, yet none came close to Hunter when it came to straight flying. It flyes in a perfect straight line.

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Very nice - love the shading you achieved on the camo - really like the underside also - It's a lovely shape of a jet, you're quite correct. Well done :) 

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Great model, and that canopy! It's so clean - I bet some poor liney spent a couple of hours cleaning it!

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On 2/16/2019 at 9:48 AM, Lord Riot said:

Love this, these Airfix Hunters are looking superb! Think I might have to save up. And for 56 sqn decals. So many options!

 

I like the weathering on this too, nice stains and darker lines, what did you use?

Tamiya weathering sets and The Detailer wash.

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That's a lovely piece of work!

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Lovely piece of work. 

 

I’m about to start work on a Revell 1/72 hunter. I’d be interested to know what colours you used on the inside of the air intakes?

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Looks great, a lovely replica of an elegant aircraft. 

 

Pete

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Habu12 you have paid a fine tribute to the beauty of the Hunter. Lovely build.

 

I remember being a kid and building the black plastic 1/72 hunter. (I think it was Revell.) I recall not knowing the aircraft but when it was built I thought it was just beautiful. (The plane, not my modeling. ;))

 

Earlier today I was looking at my near complete 1/32 Fg-9 in Iraqi colours. It is so close to completion... I need to find the undercarriage.

 

Your Hunter is just lovely. Thanks for posting. :)

 

 

Edited by Ham Hands

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This looks great and is tempting me to buy this kit.

 

Dan

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