Year of the cat: SEPECAT Jaguar GR1 Kittyhawk 1/48
Here’s my first entry into this group build, I couldn’t find another subject with more than three cat references, this one has “CAT”, “Jaguar” and “Kitty”. It is, of course, Kittyhawk’s 1/48 kit, which I managed to build with few problems other than those thrown up by the sometimes rather vague, instructions, some muddled up part numbers and my own incompetency. For a detailed description of the kit, and to see how it should be done, please look at my friend Chuck Villanueva’s WIP thread over at the Year of the cat group build. Chuck is building the Desert Pink version. The kit gives you a choice of three colour schemes, I chose the 54 Squadron based at RAF Coltishall in 1979, Operation Bull’s Eye, in the classic RAF colour scheme of grey and green. The kit decals went on without any major problems, typical Kittyhawk, being commendably thin, but difficult to move about on the model.
The SEPECAT (Societe Europeene de Production de l’avion Ecole de Combat et d’Appui Tactique) Jaguar is a British-French jet attack aircraft originally used by the British Royal Air Force and the French Air Force in the close air support and nuclear strike role. It is still in service with the Indian Air Force. Originally conceived in the early 1960s, after a long and protracted development it entered service in 1973 with the French Air Force where it serviced until July 2005, its service with the RAF lasted until April 2007.
After the Banshee this is my second completed Kittyhawk kit, do I qualify for a free T-shirt?
Thanks again for looking.
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