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BAe Hawk in Worldwide Service (ED32128)

1:32 Euro Decals by Fantasy Printshop

 

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The BAe Hawk has been the standard advanced jet trainer for the RAF since its introduction, it has been the aircraft of choice for the world-renowned Red Arrows, and is also in use in various variants around the world, even having made the difficult transition into the US Navy arsenal as the navalised T-45 Goshawk.  It has been a huge success overall and is well-known at least partly due to the kudos of the Reds using them.

 

This decal sheet is for the 1:32 Revell or Kinetic kit until another manufacturer comes along with another new kit of course.  It arrives in a large ziplok bag with the instructions at the front and the oversized A4 decal sheet behind, protected by a sheet of contact paper.  From it you can portray five options, which are helpfully split by dotted lines on the sheet, save for the middle one, which has a gap instead.  It also includes a large number of stencils in appropriate colours for the operator, with a half page of the diagram showing their location and suggesting that you check your references, as sometimes stencils become lost after repainting in service.  From this sheet you can depict any of the below:

 

  • BAe Hawk T.1 XX318, No.95 Y of 100 Squadron RAF Valley, UK 2012
  • BAe Hawk Mk.63 1722 of 17 Squadron, Royal Jordanian Air Force
  • BAe Hawk Mk.51 HW-345 Finnish Air Force, 2011
  • BAe Hawk Mk.52 1002 Kenyan Air Force
  • BAe Hawk Mk.53 TT-5309 No.09 Indonesian Air Force

 

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Each subject is shown in four separate views with the decals called out by number with a red line to their placement pointing the way, and the last panel shows all the stencils, as mentioned earlier.

 

The decals are printed by Fantasy Printshop’s own people, and are in their usual high quality, with excellent registration, colour density and sharpness, plus a thin glossy carrier film cut close to printed areas and cut back wherever possible to reduce the chances of silvering.  All decals should be applied to gloss surfaces of course, but it’s always worthy of a reminder now and again, and seeing as we are there, seal them with another coat of clear gloss to protect them from harm later on.

 

 

Conclusion

It’s good to see some foreign decals for the big Hawk, with four good foreign options.  The first option is British, but it’s an unusual scheme, and Britain is part of the world after all!

 

Highly recommended.

 

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1 hour ago, Roland Pulfrew said:

If that is a picture of the actual decal sheet, it’s wrong

 

What is it about every single decal manufacturer that they cannot get the Kenyan AF roundel right??? It’s not difficult, even Wikipedia get it right! 

 

Even more annoying because they get the fin flash correct. Poor research Fantasy Print Shop!!

 

Have you contacted them to inform them instead of just shouting about it on here?

 

I have removed your exclamation marks and massive picture as they added nothing to your post. Please act and post constructively.

 

Thx  

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2 hours ago, Julien said:

Have you contacted them to inform them instead of just shouting about it on here?

 

I have removed your exclamation marks and massive picture as they added nothing to your post. Please act and post constructively.

 

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No @Julien, I haven’t had a chance because this is a new release and one I was immediately interested in. 

 

Sorry if the roundel was too big, I did it on my phone and it didn’t seem that big to me, maybe a scale thing. 

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On 8/13/2020 at 12:41 PM, luis pacheco said:

Ilmavoimat Midnight Hawks ! 

HI,

 

I'm sorry but for the Midnight Hawks you need to add a yellow tail number for this. At least 2015 it carried yellow number "4", photo reference "Finnish Jet Colours" page 147.

 

Cheers,

 

AaCee

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