I've never seen such yellow plastic neither - but I only have a few Novo kits
I agree on the sit of the canopy - it's perfect, and I don't know why all the other manufacturers made their canopy slightly too high, even the new Airfix kit, it distracts from the clean line of the model and it's hard to correct
My other 3 Hawks are American, British and Chinese, so I figured this one had to be Soviet - maybe I still can do a Turkish one to complete the circus
Thanks for commenting Claus - how are your Meteors doing ?
Actually it seems I was linking Grahams Meteors with you - maybe it's time for my medicine again
You are doing a Turkish Hawk ?
I still have the Academy kit and I was thinking it would be neat to do it as a Turkish one now - to complete the circus - I think I can paint the square markings but I'm not sure about the white moon and star on the rudder - do you have decals ?
My new airbursh is an Harder & Steenbeck Evolution - the same model as my previous one (so I don't have a real first impression), basically because after al these years I know finaly how it works now - sticking with the guns - and I'm pleased with my freehand camo job, though I still have too much misting... ah maybe better next time
Haven't really given much thought to the markings yet. National markings on the wings I'll probably just cut from solid colour decal. Rudder markins are a different story. I see two ways to do those.
1) Paint the rudder white and do the red in Illustrator and print it on clear decal film
2) A white star can probably be found in the decal bank, and the half moon can in principle be made on white decal with a compass cutter - except that my Olfa cutter has a minimum diameter of 1 cm! I think I have circular scribing templates somewhere. Could be used, I guess.
If I go for 1) I'll send you a set. If 2) I'll describe what I did.
Thanks for the airbrush info! And mistaking Graham's work for mine I actually consider a great honour.
I have an AZ Model Breguet 19 - in European service - with Greek and Turkish markings, and since the destination of this kit will be Greek markings, I can rob the star & cresent - sadly no insignia markings but these are among the most easy ones to paint, so no problem
Alternatively, today at work I was thinking - like one does at work - if the PM Spitfire has Turkish markings, these are cheap to get and with some luck have decent decals
Though your approach of doing the red on the computer and print it on decal film sounds interesting too !
I'm looking forward to see a sign of life of your Hawks Claus
I'm surprised how many different schemes there are for these early Hawks - yesterday I even discovered an Egyptian one, I need to investigate this further - and there is one captured by Italians too...
Maybe I painted the Future too quickly on the model - it's a good thing I assume Soviet aircraft can be weathered heavily, so I can try to limit the damage somehow
I'm not sure about the colours, especially the brown - I need to investigate my Soviet World War II colours more - maybe next time when I do a more in dept build of a Soviet type
To be honest, while using the new gun for the first time, I already dropped it - breaking of the control screw mechanism at the end of the gun Just my luck, so the next day I was already in the shop again - luckily it was an easy repair which costed me only 8 euro - but now I'm more careful - still have to learn a lot, like painting without misting too much
You won't be disappointed Dan - maybe pick up a new habbit
I hope not, with all these interesting subjects you are producing - even inspiring : I have to confess I bought a vac kit - when I have finished my P-40s I will start sanding - looking forward to it (not really)
But for some reason, I can't see the pics, William. In fact I can't see the photos in a number of your previous posts, either. Which is weird, because I used to be able to see them!! Maybe the Internet is down in Belgium today?
Seems I didn't pay the bill - but they never send me a notification of this
Now I want to pay - but they have old credit card information from me on file - which of course doesn't match - so I need to go through some kind of an identification loop now, which takes time - I hope to have it all back in the air tomorrow
Stupid IT world
Thanks for warning me Ted - I also would 've found it out eventually I guess, but your mail raised the red flag
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