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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

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Interior parts

I was surprised to find some detail on the instrument panel

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Note the cockpit floor with a slot for the seat

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The old plastic needed some peg attention

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I first glued the top wings to the fuselage

Note the fine wing guns

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

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The front end bulges only covered the bottom wing part

The same problem as on the AML kit...

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Reasonable fit for such an old kit

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It doesn't have a banana shape

Only a banana colour

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Cold turkey treatment from my AML P-40

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

Nose guns were pretty skinny and needed attention

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Ready for some paint now

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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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