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Kinetic Hawk RAAF, FINISHED!!!!!!!!

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Was at a bit of a stalemate as to the painting of my dual seat Hunter so I thought I would get in and do the new Hawk from Kinetic.

 

After close examination of the cockpit, I determined that it was not accurate for an Aussie machine. As the Hawk is the Lead in Fighter for the F/A-18, some of the cockpit is duplicated as far as displays etc.

 

Here is the kit IP's

 

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I scrubbed the detail off

 

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Grafted on a few bits and pieces, Much better!

 

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here are the intakes, with a bit of a seam to hide

 

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The kit seat, which I will persist with to see if I can make it look good

 

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The kit sidewinders will be replaced with the darker grey ones from another kit.

 

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Good to see you make a start on this one mate. Any plans for an E-Resin Aussie Hawk cockpit set? :whistle:

 

Kev

Hi Kev, I probably should do one, will see what happens.

 

I picked up one of these the other day and am impressed with the pictures it is taking but am still learning, so any tips as I get used to it would be appreciated. Sony-A57.jpg

 

Anyway, more work on the front pit. As per my F-117 build, some parts from the Academy F/A-18 can be used to give this kit an instant boost. I cut off the joystick grip and replaced it with the Academy version. I was sorta hoping I could get away with a quick build on this bird, but as it turns out I always have a bit of fun adding a few bits and pieces here and there.

 

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I have added a few more parts to the front instrument panel. It has ended up being a little wider as a result so the coaming has had to be thinned to fit.

 

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A mock up:

 

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Guest Peterpools

Eric

Great start on the front office and the new IP. I'm assuming the new parts for the IP were borrowed from Academy F-18 and with your touch, worked perfectly. Front office mock up shos how well everything fits.

If you have any questions on using the camera, I would be glade to help. I'm a Nikon shooter but for the most part, the techniques and procedures are the same.

Enjoy the Sony ...

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Some more work on the pit.

 

I spent a couple of hours masking up the panels of the side consoles

 

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Painted them Gunze Tire Black

 

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The kit throttles are really bad, they look like the handgrip of the joysticks so I just had to replace them. I cast some copies of the modified Academy Throttles and the cut and spliced sticks that I made in my last post.

 

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The base of the kit throttle quadrant was just not doing it for me so I cut it off (I only realized after I had painted the consoles)

 

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I got the Waldron Punch and die set out and punched some plastic card into disks

 

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Cut them up into appropriate sizes

 

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Looks much better

 

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While I had the punch and Die set out I made up a gear lever

 

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A quick test fit

 

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Guest Peterpools

Eric

Nice work on the front office and the new throttle looks spot on.

Keep 'em coming

:popcorn:

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Nice going ! Great little fiddly bits...........Harv :popcorn:

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