Matchbox 1/72 Hawker Hunter Mk 12
February 8, 2014 in Aviation
This Hawker Hunter Mk 12, XE531 was used by the Royal Aircraft Establishment (RAE) for equipment development trials (fly by wire) 1980-81.
The idea came from the old soft cover edition of “Flying Colors”, a state of the art reference at the time. I thought the colors were “eye catching”, or in the least, different. There was probably more time spent masking than building the model, which was your typical Matchbox kit. It turned out acceptable, and stands out amongst the other Brit aircraft of the era, on my shelf, and cleaned up pretty good after all these years.
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