Classic Kit: Hawk 1/48 Lockheed T-33
This is the HAWK which was first issue in 1958 and Testors last issued it in 1989. It is marked with Caracal decals for a Langley AFB hack. The cheat line should be blue and not black, but that's what Caracal provided, and like many mistakes I did not know it until after the fact.. I'm sure many of you have built it. It is straight forward in assembly. The only thing I did was blank off the wheel wells, and since I did that the kit landing gear would not fit. So I used landing gear from the Monogram P-80. I tried to get a very smooth finish on the fuselage. For paint, I used Tamiya white and Mission Models aircraft gray. So here is the T-33 from HAWK built mostly out of the box. The beauty of the T-33 is the number of paint schemes applied to this aircraft, most are very colorful.
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