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Hunter F.6, XG209/C, Combat Fighter School, RAF West Raynham, 1961


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This is a great little kit which fits together really well and requires little filler. The decals are excellent with two nice RAF markings to choose plus a RNethAF example.

 

I chose the CFS as I liked the contrasting yellow markings plus they were based at West Raynham which is pretty close to my mum’s!
 

I built this oob except for the masking tape seat belts and a slight change of serial number. I built XG209 instead of 204 as the latter was subsequently lost. This is my first attempt with gloss camo spray instead of satin. The yellow took quite a bit of masking and touching up!
 

7034-AE3-C-E173-4460-995-F-FC2-C625368-A

 

848-CB75-B-787-D-468-D-8-CB7-96-A72278-A
 

6-F52-ACD4-8-B34-4-FCC-BA82-22616801-C8-

 

E5-B84-CA0-1-E4-D-466-C-BA8-F-0535-CEBCD

 

28874172-5-C47-4053-AB7-C-0-B1-D93-B3816
 

9-F9-F8084-648-D-4-E84-BBD6-274-F369-BCE
 

8-CB153-A7-517-F-438-C-8-D15-9-B3-F55699
 

EF92-E388-9-E36-4-B96-95-A5-4-F1-CCD5-CD

 

CBFB24-D9-B7-D6-4036-9490-8-D59-A4-ABD45
 

DAF94-C3-B-756-B-44-CB-A553-DAD1-A2579-B

 

0-AFD5-A06-3-D4-D-4-B29-83-E5-D4-A841-CF
 

 

 

 

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Thanks chaps. That yellow did take some work but mostly because of seepage under the masking tape. I since learned a tip from @Selwyn to paint over the edge of the tape after masking the yellow once dry to seal it then paint the camo on. 
 

@binbrook87 the Javelin is the Novo one, with the Freightdog FAW8 resin nose. That took some fettling too!

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Nice Hunter,

The Hunter is a big favourite of mine. Regarding yellow and other low opacity hues such as dayglow orange, I find that underpinning with matt white is the best solution. White has a higher opacity it seems and can cover well. The yellow or orange then show their true colour once sparayed over the top.

 

John

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