Miles M.2E Hawk “Speed Six” – 1:72 resin
This is my Miles Speed Six made from Steelworks 1:72 resin kit. This is a classic handmade kit and among them a really good executed one! See the kit here: https://www.scalemates.com/kits/steelwork-models-sk7219-miles-m2e-hawk-speed-six--1166805 and here: https://shop.strato.de/epages/61299018.sf/de_DE/?ObjectPath=/Shops/61299018/Products/SK7219
The Speed Six was a single-seat racing variant of the Hawk Major fitted with the larger six-cylinder Gipsy Six engine. Only three were made (M.2E, M.2L, M.2U), each tailored to specific requirements. Mine is the first (G-ACTE) built in 1934 to participate on the King's Cup air race. The kit consists of very few parts and the fit was quite good for its nature. The wing/fuselage needed some adjustment but overall it was a nice and relaxed built. The silk printed decals behaved surprisingly well however I closely trimmed everything. I painted the plane with my own mix of the Miles Cream color (white, yellow, brown and tan). I accentuated some of the parts with different shades to break up monotonity (ie. the fabric surfaces) and shaded some areas but I kept weathering minimal as these planes were kept always in pristine condition. I added my exhausts instead of the kit's originals as these undersized and not well defined. I really like the big wheel spats the raked racer windscreen and the old school yellow-cream high gloss finish on it: art deco in its best isn't it? Hope you like it! Cheers Mates!