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Revell BAe Hawk - in 45 Days [Calling this one finished. 02/04/2017]


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#16 Victor K2

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 11:25 AM

The "top exhaust vent" is for the G.T.S. (gas turbine starter) this is effectively the engine starter. There should be louvered panels on both sides of the fuselage near the vent, Revell only have depicted this on the port side of the fuselage, it should be mirrored on the starboard as well. Most Hawks are well looked after, but, they do suffer from wear and tear and as they are now approaching 43 years old some wear is definitely evident in the cockpit. As the Hawk has been through Major servicing, most of the airframe would have the "surface finish restored" this includes the cockpit. As such, weathering is up to you and as it's your model and your reference that show this level of wear, who's to argue. I have personally seen cockpits from "Tatty Ton" and "F.R.A.D.U." in this worn condition. 

I looked forward to seeing more stunning progress and what can be achieved in 45 days.

 

Bob.


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#17 Breaker

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 07:31 PM

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Cockpit is about done in respect of the tub. Just needs a couple of decals here and there to add some life. I've got 2 sets of Airscale decals on the way for this and the IPs. 

 

I've also been messing with getting a nice smooth black gloss coat ready for metallic sections. 

 

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 08:57 PM

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Cockpit is finally done! Next job is a little bit of paint work behind the intake area and I can get the fuselage halves together. 


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#19 LSP_Kevin

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 09:57 PM

Lovely progress, Simon!

 

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 01:54 PM

Since You're putting quite some effort in the pit, here is something You might wanna consider:

 

The artificial horizon indicator (top-center instrument) often "sags" to one side after the internal gyro's stopped spinning down. Theoretically this means that the instrument on Your IP is not in the "right" position when building the aircraft at rest. However...

 

Various instruments can be "caged" (locked into position). This is also true for the the artificial horizon, thus preventing the delicate internal gyro's from possible damage during towing for example. When the artificial horizon indicator is being "caged", it pop's into the "up-right" position as indicated on Your IP.  "Gaged", instruments show a bright red "flag" in one of the lower corners of the instrument. You can easily replicate this by putting a tiny bright red dot with a toothpick or something simular.

 

Absolutely no critisizme on my part but as they say: "The devil is in the details...

 

Regards Rudy.

 

P.S.:

Look up some pic's on GOOGLE if You like and I'm sure You'll see what I'm talking about...


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#21 Breaker

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 02:21 PM

Rudy, 

 

Thanks for the feedback. I wanted to set the AH to a slightly off center position but the airscale decals that matched the diameter of the secondary instrument was square and I didn't have a punch of the right size to be able to successfully alter this. 

 

Thanks for the tip about the red marker, I'll put one on shortly!


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Posted 13 March 2017 - 04:35 PM

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Few updates. The seats need a flat coat of varnish but the enamel washes are still airing off, so it'll be a little while till they're dried enough. 

 

Built up the pylons beyond what Revell give you. Trumpeter F-14 pylons and missiles, Academy sway braces (that was a waste) and some additional details from photos I've got. I've also added the data cable. 

 

Airframe is nearly ready, gotta rescribe the vent on the side it's missing, fit the flap set and detail up the canopy piece some more. 


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#23 Mark M

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 05:39 PM

cracking build

 

ive been in and around hawks alot, the only thing id note is the black pouch you have behing the rear sear, this is for the stowage of the seat pins, it should be green same as nomex flying suits

 

also thought these may help

 

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 06:06 PM

Hi Mark, I was going off this reference...

 

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I'm colour blind so I could be wrong, but it looked black to me at the time! :)

Thanks for the references


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Posted 13 March 2017 - 06:27 PM

not that pouch mate, this one

 

 

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 11:50 AM

That pouch is for the aircraft F700, the other one (black) is for the armament safety pins for the pylons. The seat pin stowage is on the port side of the anti glare screen panels.

Hope this helps.

 

Bob.


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Posted 19 March 2017 - 09:52 PM

So, a bit of an update. Still trying to get the wingroots right, it's taking cycle after cycle of cleaning up to get it right. Just about everything is ready for paint now. 

 

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I've added a wire to replicate the detonation cord on the canopy, 0.2mm aluminium, bent using the kit decal. Honestly, it was a nightmare and I'm wondering if it was worth it! 

 

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I've also finished the seats, Airscale decals used here. 

 

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 10:01 PM

Bob, the seats look great (isn't the Airscale stuff terrific?).  And I love what you've done with the det cord - it's such a prominent feature on the aircraft, in my opinion it was worth it.

 

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 01:17 PM

that det cord is fantastic, the decal is bad so good choice


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#30 Shujaa

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 02:26 PM

Pushing along nicely Breaker ! Love the det-cord and I can imagine it must have been great fun trying to get it all symetrical and conform to the inside curvature of the canopy... As to Your doubt wether it is an improvement or not, I'd say: definately worth the effort ! Would You mind "letting out the secret" regarding how You've attached it to the canopy ? My guess is gloss-varnish...???

 

Regards Rudy.






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