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

HAWKER SEAHAWK Mk.6 TRUMPETER 1/48 BOX PACKAGEOnce again an airplane plastic model. It’s a first-generation jet fighter of the Royal Navy, Hawker Seahawk.

HAWKER SEAHAWK Mk.6 TRUMPETER 1/48 MAKINGThere 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.

HAWKER SEAHAWK Mk.6 TRUMPETER 1/48 MAKINGI used the putty for these injection pin marks.

HAWKER SEAHAWK Mk.6 TRUMPETER 1/48 MAKINGI’m making the rocket bombs and belly tanks first. These works are too much of a bother after main body painting.

HAWKER SEAHAWK Mk.6 TRUMPETER 1/48 MAKINGMounting 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)

HAWKER SEAHAWK Mk.6 TRUMPETER 1/48 MAKINGIt is good including the cockpit seat belt in this kit. If there was the decal of the side panel, it was better.

HAWKER SEAHAWK Mk.6 TRUMPETER 1/48 MAKINGThe rear body and half of the wings are separate parts. There are many parts to make the whole body.

HAWKER SEAHAWK Mk.6 TRUMPETER 1/48 MAKINGMeters are very real when I put an attached film. Also, I did dry brushing lightly.

HAWKER SEAHAWK Mk.6 TRUMPETER 1/48 MAKINGThis kit can be built the folded wing position. And there are some gaps on that point when the wings are straight. I think that the real airplane doesn’t have such gaps. Was anywhere mistaken?

HAWKER SEAHAWK Mk.6 TRUMPETER 1/48 MAKINGIt 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 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)

HAWKER SEAHAWK Mk.6 TRUMPETER 1/48 MAKINGI don’t usually file by 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.

HAWKER SEAHAWK Mk.6 TRUMPETER 1/48 PAINTINGPainting of Duck Egg Green is now completed.

HAWKER SEAHAWK Mk.6 TRUMPETER 1/48 PAINTINGI 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.

HAWKER SEAHAWK Mk.6 TRUMPETER 1/48 PAINTINGThe backside, 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 modify now or not. This is a big difference.

HAWKER SEAHAWK Mk.6 TRUMPETER 1/48 PAINTINGThis 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 of a failure. I’m still poor at sticking big decals…

HAWKER SEAHAWK Mk.6 TRUMPETER 1/48 PAINTINGAfter 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 in a practice.
(28-August-2016)

HAWKER SEAHAWK Mk.6 TRUMPETER 1/48 FINISHED WORKHawker Sea Hawk is a carrier-based fighter of the Royal Navy, which is operated after the Second World War.

HAWKER SEAHAWK Mk.6 TRUMPETER 1/48 FINISHED WORKAs 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.

HAWKER SEAHAWK Mk.6 TRUMPETER 1/48 FINISHED WORKFGA6 is a kind of version-up, and the engine had been strengthened compared with the early stage assignment.

HAWKER SEAHAWK Mk.6 TRUMPETER 1/48 FINISHED WORK4 x 20mm cannons are equipped. This Seahawk handles rockets, so it was used as the fighter-bomber rather than a pure fighter.

HAWKER SEAHAWK Mk.6 TRUMPETER 1/48 FINISHED WORKSeahawk 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 a considerable force, isn’t it?

HAWKER SEAHAWK Mk.6 TRUMPETER 1/48 FINISHED WORKThough there is no mention to a manual, I think that you should put a weight in the front.

HAWKER SEAHAWK Mk.6 TRUMPETER 1/48 FINISHED WORKMarking is WV918/230-Z-B, 810Sqn, HMS Albion 1956.

HAWKER SEAHAWK Mk.6 TRUMPETER 1/48 FINISHED WORKPainted with a clear green because the wing-tip light is a clear part.

HAWKER SEAHAWK Mk.6 TRUMPETER 1/48 FINISHED WORKBecause it is a carrier-based plane, I could build even the wing folded state. The folded wing has small space.

HAWKER SEAHAWK Mk.6 TRUMPETER 1/48 FINISHED WORKI built the flap opened state. I’m not sure which is the better looking close or open.

HAWKER SEAHAWK Mk.6 TRUMPETER 1/48 FINISHED WORKThere are a lot of antennas, and attention is necessary for handling.

HAWKER SEAHAWK Mk.6 TRUMPETER 1/48 FINISHED WORKIt was enjoyable to paste the beautiful decals. The Roundel white area is a little thin?

HAWKER SEAHAWK Mk.6 TRUMPETER 1/48 FINISHED WORKI like not to make a weathering on yellow and black stripes aircraft identification mark so much.

HAWKER SEAHAWK Mk.6 TRUMPETER 1/48 FINISHED WORKI think we can finish quite precisely without buying the other materials if you like the attached photo-etched parts and the small meter panel sheet.

HAWKER SEAHAWK Mk.6 TRUMPETER 1/48 FINISHED WORKUmm, if it’s over a canopy, detailed cockpit panel reflect diffusely, and are difficult to see it.

HAWKER SEAHAWK Mk.6 TRUMPETER 1/48 FINISHED WORKIt is somewhat similar to flying squirrels.

HAWKER SEAHAWK Mk.6 TRUMPETER 1/48 FINISHED WORKBright and clean underside. I like this color Duck Egg Green.

HAWKER SEAHAWK Mk.6 TRUMPETER 1/48 FINISHED WORKI attached eight rockets and two belly tanks.

HAWKER SEAHAWK Mk.6 TRUMPETER 1/48 FINISHED WORKI think that recovery was quite well, though I forgot to paint with the gray of the main wing undersurface.

HAWKER SEAHAWK Mk.6 TRUMPETER 1/48 FINISHED WORKA weight was installed around the cockpit, it was a delicate balance. I poked it a little, falling to the rear. I added weight in the landing compartment of the nose. I painted this part mat black. The back of the body is considerably heavy.

HAWKER SEAHAWK Mk.6 TRUMPETER 1/48 FINISHED WORKHAWKER SEAHAWK Mk.6 TRUMPETER 1/48 FINISHED WORKThe 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.

HAWKER SEAHAWK Mk.6 TRUMPETER 1/48 FINISHED WORKI suppose the British fighters have a beautiful body line like Spitfire and Hurricane.

HAWKER SEAHAWK Mk.6 TRUMPETER 1/48 FINISHED WORKIt 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)

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