1/72 Airfix Hawker Hunter FGA.9

Discussion in 'Your Completed Kits' started by wingnutz, Nov 24, 2014.

  1. wingnutz

    wingnutz Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2007
    Messages:
    248
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Occupation:
    Landscape Architect
    Location:
    Singapore
    Here's my humble build for this old kit of the Airfix Hawker Hunter FGA.9 depicting the Hunter of RAF 20 Squadron Leader based in Tengah Airbase, Singapore, circa 1965.

    The kit was procured during the last "Kits for Kids" event in Singapore at $5. The canopy was missing, prompting the use of a canopy from a Revell kit, by replacing the whole front fuselage. Raised panel lines were sanded off and re-scribed. Decals were both original and from the spares collection. Paints are Mr Hobby Acrylics and weathered with Mr Hobby Weathering Pastels and Tamiya Panel Line Accent Colors.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    More images here>


    The kit needed some additional mods and details, namely;
    > Reshaping the wings;
    > Added various antennas> IFF, wing aerials, ventrals, etc;
    > Added details for the Sabrina;
    > Replaced front fuselage and cockpit from a Revell kit;
    > Replaced the tailpipe from a PJ set;
    > Added fuel dump pipe;
    > Added intake details;
    > Added wheel well details;
    > Reshaped air brake;
    > The kit needed some lead weights on the nose as its a tail-sitter;

    Hopefully Airfix/Hornby adds this in their "New Tooling" kits in the future, as this kit really pales in detail and accuracy compared to the Revell kit.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  2. Wurger

    Wurger Siggy Master
    Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2005
    Messages:
    47,678
    Likes Received:
    1,502
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    A retired military Navigator/ATC, FIS controller
    Location:
    Poland
  3. klugi

    klugi Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2013
    Messages:
    121
    Likes Received:
    19
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Kitchener, Ontario
    Looks great
     
  4. Airframes

    Airframes Benevolens Magister

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2008
    Messages:
    47,697
    Likes Received:
    1,419
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Cheshire, UK
  5. Gnomey

    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2004
    Messages:
    41,770
    Likes Received:
    518
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Doctor
    Location:
    Portsmouth / Royal Deeside, UK
    Home Page:
    Great work!
     
  6. LA2019

    LA2019 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2009
    Messages:
    243
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Super job!
     
  7. Wildcat

    Wildcat Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2005
    Messages:
    8,857
    Likes Received:
    376
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Workin' for the man....
    Location:
    South East Queensland
    Fantastic!
     
  8. wingnutz

    wingnutz Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2007
    Messages:
    248
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Occupation:
    Landscape Architect
    Location:
    Singapore
    Much thanks kind sirs...
     
  9. Wayne Little

    Wayne Little Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2006
    Messages:
    51,182
    Likes Received:
    848
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Adelaide Sth. Aust.
Loading...

Share This Page