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Muller

Swiss Air Force Hawk Mk66. ***Completed***

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My 2nd entry in this GB.

U-1269 - Swiss Air Force Fleigerschule, Emmen, 1992.

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Made a start on this working on the cockpit right now.

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Cockpit with a dark wash...

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Under carraige and wheels painted...

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Cockpit and exhaust fitted, weights added to the nose..

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Fuselage together and wings on..

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Great progress Keith. She'll make nice contrast next to your TWU Hawk.

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Hope it's not too late to mention it now..... the Swiss Hawks have a slightly different wing compared to the RAF ones: the Swiss (and all the export Mk.6x series planes) have 3 extra smaller wing fence inboard of the main ones. You might still be in time to add these !

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Cheers guys, didn't know that Giorgio, checking it out now.

This one went together a bit better than the last build, not as much filling and sanding. Got it painted yesterday evening and this morning.

Primed, preshaded, grey and black bits painted...

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I masked off the wings and nose then gave it a spray of white all over, more white on the top of the fuselage and tail, no pic of this stage.

Then I masked off the white bits and gave it a spray of red all over...

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All tape removed, it needs a few touch ups where I got some red overspray...

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That's looking terrific! the last image makes it look more like 1:8 more than 1:48!

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Cheers Royster, just trying to scratch build some extra vanes for the wings right now, had to break out the needle files!

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Cheers Mark, got those extra wing vanes added, finished painting, all dodgy bits touched up. Klear next then decals.

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Stunning work on the paint and decals Keith. Very realistic.

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Cheers fellas, got it finished last night, still waiting for the weather here to improve a bit for some outdoor shots, here's a couple of bench pics..

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That really is quite stunning Keith. Were it not for the background she'd look exactly as if sitting in a hanger somewhere in Switzerland.

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Cheers Col, got some outdoor pics between showers today, it's more like november than july here. :raincloud:

I added some tags (to try out the tin of dayglo orange I bought recently) and tried making those 'noddy caps' for the sidewinders.

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I was going to try building one of the Revell 1/32 Red Arrows Hawk for this GB, but I don't think I'll get a chance, maybe we'll have another Hawk GB sometime??

Thanks to the hosts and all the words of encouragement from everyone :speak_cool:

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That is a fantastic build. Really realistic. I must make one myself... I don't think I'll get it looking as good as that though! Stunning!

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Cheers fellas, I'm going take a break from GB's for a few weeks, I have until November to finish my Phantom.

I think I'll build a prop plane next, I've been building jets all year! Thanks again!

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