Academy 1/48 Hunter F.6

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DerekF
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Academy 1/48 Hunter F.6

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My attempt at the Academy 1/48 Hunter F.6. Nice kit overall, the only awkward thing being the undersized pilot's seat that I replaced witha proper scale one. Finished in Hataka Red line acrylics in the markings of XK149 of 79Sqn at RAF Brawdy in the late 1970s. From Xtradecal sheet 48-189.

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Re: Academy 1/48 Hunter F.6

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Very tidy indeed. The sheen/lustre(?) of the grey and green is excellent.

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That's a very tidy and well finished model indeed Derek!
Small point though, as I'm a Brawdy veteran with a huge Hunter database...
XK149 as you've modelled her would be from the 229 OCU era at Chivenor when she was a straight F6 with no modified tail brake chute etc.
Once she arrived at Brawdy, conversion to F6A standard was accomplished complete with a new tail code of "34" in the plain white lettering style.

See here for the reference to how you have modelled her:

https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1022451
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Re: Academy 1/48 Hunter F.6

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hunterxf382 wrote:
Sun 11 Oct 2020, 11:15 am
That's a very tidy and well finished model indeed Derek!
Small point though, as I'm a Brawdy veteran with a huge Hunter database...
XK149 as you've modelled her would be from the 229 OCU era at Chivenor when she was a straight F6 with no modified tail brake chute etc.
Once she arrived at Brawdy, conversion to F6A standard was accomplished complete with a new tail code of "34" in the plain white lettering style.

See here for the reference to how you have modelled her:

https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1022451
Excellent info.

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Re: Academy 1/48 Hunter F.6

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Thanks for the info. To be fair, I'm only going by what Xtradecal said on their sheet.

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