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The Hawk that was no shark - Part I

November 11 2011 at 2:02 PM

William De Coster  (Login eazyprinz)
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Greetings everybody

I should be on my way to Telford now but I have decided to stay at home, having just recovered from a cold - and mostly because my airbrush broke down and I decided to blow my Telford budget on a new airbrush

To complicate things more I also threw another ancient kit on the bench

The Frog/Novo Tomahawk - well known by our ancestors


Interior parts

I was surprised to find some detail on the instrument panel


Note the cockpit floor with a slot for the seat


The old plastic needed some peg attention


I first glued the top wings to the fuselage

Note the fine wing guns


Just before gluing the bottom wing part - I realized I forgot to paint the ahum... "wheel bays"


The front end bulges only covered the bottom wing part

The same problem as on the AML kit...


Reasonable fit for such an old kit


It doesn't have a banana shape

Only a banana colour


Cold turkey treatment from my AML P-40


Thick frames on the canopy - but at least it was a perfect fit

Nose guns were pretty skinny and needed attention


Ready for some paint now


With the new airbrush !

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William De Coster / Belgium be.png / past builds on HS : Plastic Stories

1/72 - Airfix, Trumpeter and AML - Curtiss Hawk 81 : Part I - Part II - Part III - Part IV - Part V - Part VI new.gif
1/72 - AGA - Polikarpov I-3 : Part I - Part II - Part III - Part IV - Part V

Just like the perfect woman doesn't exist, I will never build a perfect model.
Puts me on a par with God

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