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  1. The Hawk T Mk1 has a similar seat (Mk10) and the straps on these have had both colours (bronzy green and green). I have also noticed the U/C legs on the Tornado in white (most used) or grey (rarer). Great build keep up the good work, Bob.
  2. Hi Rob, sorry to here of your mis- hap, as mentioned earlier I think a few minutes using micro mesh will work wonders in restoring your canopy (what have you to lose). If not, I think getting in touch with Revell and explaining what happend should get favourable results as MikeC has found out. On the full size Hawk the M.D.C. is sealed in place and there is a slight over lap of clear sealant, not unlike the carrier film on the decals, your rendition looks as it should (pre paint). I am sure Revell would be able to help with a replacement Decal as well. As for meeting up for a p
  3. Great looking Hawk Rob, I am currently working on XX285 here at R.A.F. Valley. It is in 100 Squadron anniversary markings but is currently assigned to to the Navy based at Culdrose. If I was able to publish photo's of it I would, unfortunately the M.O.D. would have me locked up if I did. It has a target towing fairing located near the rear port side of the fuselage and it may be likely XX289 may have had this facility sometime in it's life (as it is one of 100 squadron's duties). Hope the decal cord works. Bob
  4. Hi again, yes I did serve in the R.A.F. 1974-85. Most of that time I worked on the Victor K2 at R.A.F. Marham. This became my all time favourite aircraft, I would love to see a 1/32 scale kit. I contemplated scratch building one and got as far as enlarging drawings and accumulating build materials, oh for more time to fit it all in. I then had a couple of years with the Red Arrows where I met that master of scratch builds, Derek Bradshaw. I was insanely envious of his amazing skills. He made a 1/48 Red Arrows Hawk out of a snap together kit made especially for the Reds. It was one step up fro
  5. I am that old modeler, Victors, Jet Provost, Canberra, Sea Vixen Dr1, Hunter, Devon, Meteor U16, oh and a 46 year old Hawk XX154 to name but a few in my 46 years and counting career. I wouldn't dare make such comments if some one made me a gift of an aircraft that I worked on (did I hear Derek say I missed out the Wright Flyer) Good luck with the Det Cord, I will watch with more than a passing interest. Cheers, Bob.
  6. The panel you refer to is the air intake (both sides) for the G.T.S. (gas turbine starter) this effectively is used to start the engine. On windy days (nose to tail) the exhaust can leave scorch marks on the R.A.T. (ram air turbine ) doors (immediately behind the exhaust). The G.T.S can also be used to re start the engine in flight. The rear of your Hawk, below the rudder, has the later fairing (longer) which means the "teddy bears ears" (air intakes for cooling the air conditioning unit) top of the fuselage behind the canopy, are undersized for this modified/later Hawk. Heritage Aviation
  7. The rivets look great as they are a prominent feature to the rear fuselage on the Hawk. It looks like you have missed the starboard louvered panel (photo etch) just forward of the G.T.S. exhaust, or maybe you haven't got round to fitting it yet? Look forward to seeing more progress Bob.
  8. T2, how to make a pig's ear out of a silk purse My reference from the 1/1 scale Hawk has the revell Hawk's floor being too low for the kits seats, which are very close to scale. So your replacement seats with the casting block not entirely removed should compensate for this. Also the air con intakes (teddy bears ears) are under scale for a later build aircraft using the type of seats you are using as opposed to the earlier seats used when Derek and myself worked on the Red Arrows (The head box was a different shape). I have thought of using a fine grey cotton soaked in a diluted white gl
  9. Hi Derek, not sure when they changed from blue (the colour that I remember) to the now olive green colour? but since 208 Squadron ceased, I always thought that the leg restraints were blue. Since working in Depth maintenance and seeing the seats out of the aircraft on most servicing's, they are most definately green now, I would love to know when they changed over the colour, I realy must pay more attention. Bob
  10. Awesome, just kick the tyres and light the fire and into the wide blue yonder.
  11. I can assure everyone that the actual aircraft was indeed painted black and nothing but black (excuses to Henry Ford).
  12. Ok, where did you find the Lilliputians that made this awesome, words fail me, stupendous aircraft.
  13. My ghast is flabbered, I feel like I should get my spanners out and start a B/F on it.
  14. I remember Heritage did a 1/32 Vacform some years ago, a beast of a model. You will need a hangar to store it. Good luck and happy modeling.
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