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Lex77

Kinetic 1/48 E-2C Hawkeye

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Hi,

 

Bit of a late start but will do my best to get it done on time this will be my entry.

 

49826158753_56f8ab51b8_b.jpg20200427_200746 by Lex de Kort, on Flickr

 

Hope to have an update very soon.

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Good luck! I have the same boxing of this kit, from time to time I think about building it but the size of the thing puts me off.

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Thanks Zebra. It isn't as big as I expected it to be especially with the wings folded.

 

Some aftermarket for this one;

 

49829327002_b7d793e110_b.jpg20200428_110453 by Lex de Kort, on Flickr

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Very good, best of luck with your build 👍

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A good start, and good luck.

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I'm following with interest. I have the E-2C original boxing, with the same detail sets.  I had to chase Kinetic for the wing fold set seperately as it was missing.  The radome size is quite impressive.

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Thanks guys!

 

This one requires quite some nose weight, manual says 50 gr but read somewhere that especially with the wings folded back you'll need a little bit more.

 

This is approx 80 gr;

 

49838057703_1b596f360b_b.jpg20200430_192518 by Lex de Kort, on Flickr

 

Started with the nose, this is about 30 gr;

 

49838067248_b899610879_b.jpg20200430_203902 by Lex de Kort, on Flickr

 

Not quite enough so I got some more lead in a box which goes on the fuselage on the inside;

 

49838902667_cb1317eca5_b.jpg20200430_203857 by Lex de Kort, on Flickr

 

So some more weight to be added tomorrow.

 

 

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Nice work with that PE set! 
 

that looks a lot of nose weight do you need to do anything with the UC to strengthen it?

 

Rob

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I hope the UC can carry the weight. Don't have any AM UC.

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Yup... that is a challenge! Will follow it for sure!

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Had some bench time to work on the Hawkeye, mostly working on the seams and engines.

 

What a pita are the engines:

 

49851937002_5df42fbba5_b.jpg20200503_201207 by Lex de Kort, on Flickr

 

This took me so much time so no extra progress today.

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Doesn't look fun. Maybe mine will stay in the stash a bit longer!

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It may not be as much as you would have wanted, but it is still progress and some very good work with the wing fold areas.

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Very nice work!

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