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Hawker Hunter 1/48 Academy

April 2, 2013 · in Aviation · · 7 · 1.5K

Here is my rendition of the amazing Hawker Hunter,it gets back to my interest in depicting well known aircraft but operated by lesser known airforces,there's a pint in it for anyone who recognises the markings but you'll have to show up at my local to claim the drink!

The Hunter was for a while the fastest thing in the sky and has to be one of the prettiest aircraft of all time.

The kit went together very well, I did read that there were some fit issues on the canopy but I found no problems.

Your comments please,N.

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  1. Omani Air Force. Next question, please.
    Great looking build Neil.

  2. Hot damn your good! I will be pleased to buy you that pint,though I may have to drink it on your behalf (I'll let you know how it was).

    My cousins husband used to be an FAA aircraft mechanic, he spent most of his time aboard HMS Ark Royal working on Buccaneers and Gannets and then after leaving the navy went to work as a civilian for the Omani airforce and worked on Hunters and Jaguars.he was the inspiration for this build.

    Usualy when I see these kits built they have the same ordinance load so I went for something different with this multiple rocket load.

    Thanks for looking Bryan,N.

  3. That's a sweet Hunter Neil! I have the same kit in the stash, and it's not that far back in the queue. I sure hope mine turns out that nice. Best regards, Gary

  4. That's a very nice kit - if they had just given it a 1/48 cockpit rather than 1.72, it would be completely wonderful (and unfortunately John Adams at Aeroclub is out of the business of providing the solution).

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