ROYAL NAVY CARRIER-BASED FIGHTER HAWKER SEAHAWK FGA Mk.6 TRUMPETER 1/48

Box package of Royal Navy Hawker Seahawk FGA Mk.6 Trumpeter 1/48

Once again an airplane plastic model. It’s a first-generation jet fighter of the Royal Navy, Hawker Seahawk.

metal cockpit panel and film, Hawker Seahawk FGA Mk.6 Trumpeter 1/48

There is a carved seal of 2006 on the photo etched parts. It has passed for 10 years after it’s release. I thought it was still a new kit, but is it 10 years ago.

filled injection mark of jet airplane

I used the putty for these injection pin marks.

rocket bombs and belly tanks, Hawker Seahawk FGA Mk.6 Trumpeter 1/48

I’m making the rocket bombs and belly tanks first. These works are too much of a bother after main body painting.

required to open holes on main wing, Hawker Seahawk FGA Mk.6 Trumpeter 1/48

Mounting holes of the rockets, because there are five columns of molds I had opened all. I checked the instruction, there are only 4 as same as the above photo. It was costing twice the labor. I was just remembering 8 rockets.
(23-August-2016)

cockpit and seat belt of Seahawk Mk.6

It is good including the cockpit seat belt in this kit. If there was the decal of the side panel, it was better.

The rear body and half of the wings are separate parts.

The rear body and half of the wings are separate parts. There are many parts to make the whole body.

Meters are very real when I put an attached film.

Meters are very real when I put an attached film. In addition, I did drybrushing lightly.

This kit can be built the folded wing position.

This kit can be built the folded wing position. And there are some gaps on that point when the wings are straight. I think that real airplane doesn’t have such gaps. Was anywhere mistaken?

making of Hawker Seahawk FGA Mk.6 Trumpeter 1/48

It is a big failure. I’m ashamed to say, I have glued the parts to use in a folded state for the normal style. That explains why there are some holes. It is absolutely impossible to tear it off now because I adhered them solidly. Unfortunately, I fill the gap and go ahead as it is. Oh, it is a feeling of weakness…..
(26-August-2016)

sandpaper with water, Seahawk FGA Mk.6 Trumpeter 1/48

I don’t usually file by a sandpaper with water, but I tried to do so this time there is a surface treatment. Sponge paper soup with plastic powder, with exact file stick.

Painting of Duck Egg Green is now completed.

Painting of Duck Egg Green is now completed.

I blew the dark sea gray.

I blew the dark sea gray. I thought whether more blue is strong when I see the box painting of the Trumpeter, but after all It’s gray. Generally, I think military modelers have many gray color stocks.

mistake painting of under surface of main wing, Seahawk FGA Mk.6 Trumpeter 1/48

The back side, I took a mistake again. Though some backside must paint in the dark sea gray, I painted all in duck egg green. It was hot that day, and am I absent-minded? I am wondering, I will make modification now or not. This is a big difference.

This kit decal is very beautiful.

This kit decal is very beautiful. Stripe decal is required delicate adjusting. On the front and back together and adjust the position, after that I used the mark softer. It was less a failure. I’m still poor at sticking big decals…..

After all, unpainted part of the fuselage underside recovery with the airbrush was very difficult after paste all the decals.

After all, unpainted part of the fuselage underside recovery with the airbrush was very difficult after paste all the decals. I try a brush painting. A recovery is practice.
(28-August-2016)

Royal Navy Hawker Seahawk FGA Mk.6 Trumpeter 1/48 build and painting to finish

Hawker Sea Hawk is a carrier-based fighter of the Royal Navy, which is operated after the Second World War.

engine nozzles are located at the root of the main wing

As for the characteristic of this jet, the engine nozzles are located at the root of the main wing. They are on both sides, but the jet engine is one.

FGA6 is a kind of version-up, and the engine had been strengthened compared with the early stage assignment.

FGA6 is a kind of version-up, and the engine had been strengthened compared with the early stage assignment.

4 x 20mm cannons are equipped.

4 x 20mm cannons are equipped. This Seahawk handles rockets, so it was used as the fighter-bomber rather than a pure fighter.

Seahawk is participating in combat in the Suez Crisis.

Seahawk is participating in combat in the Suez Crisis. Since the 10 squadrons participated, and one squadron has 20 aircraft so organized a total of 200 aircraft? It’s the considerable force, isn’t it?

I think that you should put a weight in the front.

Though there is not a mention to a manual, I think that you should put a weight in the front.

Marking is WV918/230-Z-B, 810Sqn, HMS Albion 1956.

Marking is WV918/230-Z-B, 810Sqn, HMS Albion 1956.

Painted with a clear green

Painted with a clear green because the wing-tip light is a clear part.

main wing of Hawker Seahawk FGA Mk.6 Trumpeter 1/48

Because it is a carrier-based plane, I could build even the wing folded state. The folded wing has small space.

I built the flap opened state.

I built the flap opened state. I’m not sure which is the better looking close or open.

There are a lot of antennas, and attention is necessary for the handling.

There are a lot of antennas, and attention is necessary for the handling.

paste the beautiful decals

It was enjoyable to paste the beautiful decals. The Roundel white area is a little thin?

I like not to make a weathering on yellow and black stripes

I like not to make a weathering on yellow and black stripes aircraft identification mark so much.

nose of Hawker Seahawk FGA Mk.6

I think we are able to finish quite precisely without buying the other materials, if you like the attached photo etched parts and the small meter panel sheet.

cockpit through canopy Hawker Seahawk FGA Mk.6

Umm, if it’s over a canopy, detailed cockpit panel reflect diffusely, and are difficult to see it.

It is somewhat similar to flying squirrels.

It is somewhat similar to flying squirrels.

Bright and clean underside.

Bright and clean underside. I like this color Duck Egg Green.

attached eight rockets and two belly tanks.

I attached eight rockets and two belly tanks.

recovery of the mistake of main wing painting

I think that recovery was quite well, though I forgot to paint with the gray of the main wing undersurface.

additional weight in the nose landing gear compartment

A weight was installed around the cockpit, it was a delicate balance. I poked it a little, falling to the rear. I added a weight in the landing compartment of the nose. I painted this part mat black. The back of the body is considerably heavy.

weathering of Hawker Seahawk FGA Mk.6engine nozzles of Hawker Seahawk FGA Mk.6

The engine nozzles are located at the root of the main wing. There seems to be a vertical line, a step was big, so I filled with putty and made it smooth.

British fighters have a beautiful body line like Spitfire and Hurricane.

I suppose the British fighters have a beautiful body line like Spitfire and Hurricane.

Royal Navy Hawker Seahawk FGA Mk.6 Trumpeter 1/48 build and painting to finish

It was the easy assembly kit generally. I made the first generation fighter jet again, following the last Sabre. Recently, I built a lot of airplane plastic models. I like both jet and propeller plane.
(29-August-2016)

I am interested in models of tanks, airplanes, ships, military figures, I build it little by little when I feel like it. I am also interested in the history of war. My starting is Tamiya’s Military Miniature series in the elementary school.
From elementary school through university students repeatedly suspend and restart my modeling, it’s about 25 years of this hobby’s history.
Born in February 1970, I live in Tokyo. From February 2007 I was quietly doing a site called “Miniature-Arcadia”. It is being transferred to this blog with the same name from December 2016. My update pace is uneven, but please come to see here occasionally.

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