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 Post subject: Airfix Hunter
PostPosted: Sat 14 Jul 2007 17:32 pm 
I began this for a GB, but got rapidly bogged down fitting the SAM resin bits. The resin and some decals I bought for early Hunters were not cheap so rather than binning I am determined to finish it in some shape or form.

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I really cannot recommend this combination of kit and resin conversion, it would be easier to start with a Revell kit. They must surely release a boxing with the early wing at some stage.

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PostPosted: Sat 14 Jul 2007 17:49 pm 
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That conversion still doesn't fix the error in the kit that bugged me the most, which was that the wings are located 2mm too far back. To fix this, you need to razor saw off the wings at the roots (including the intakes) and move them forward. Youwill then not need that resin plug behind the wings.

As for the early wings, can't you just get rid of the dog teeth? Or are there different panel lines that need scribing?


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PostPosted: Sat 14 Jul 2007 17:57 pm 
Brews wrote:
As for the early wings, can't you just get rid of the dog teeth?
I would have thought so. The only reason I started this up was because I bought the conversion before the Revell kit was issued. It was not cheap so I thought I may as well build it. Whilst I wouldn't recommend going down this road there has still been some satisfaction in nailing it all together, although there is, as is plain to see, some way to go.

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 Post subject: Airfix Hawker Hunter.
PostPosted: Sun 11 Jun 2017 19:47 pm 
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Just a quick question.

The Airfix Hawker Hunter was sold as the F6 and later as the FGA9. Was there any differences in the tooling? I need a Hunter that has the under wing rockets (The F6 is known to have them).

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PostPosted: Sun 11 Jun 2017 20:09 pm 
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Yes. The F6 has a removable Aden pack. Also, it lacks the parachute fairing on the tail above the exhaust. I don't recall the rockets being very accurate, but if you want them, I might be able to dig some up.

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PostPosted: Sun 11 Jun 2017 20:22 pm 
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Thanks for the offer, but I've got to buy a complete kit. The FGA9 boxing is more common than the F6. I needed to know if there was any differences in the tooling.

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 Post subject: Re: Airfix Hunter
PostPosted: Sun 11 Jun 2017 21:32 pm 
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viewtopic.php?f=42&t=269&hilit=hunter
F6 retooled to make the 9
viewtopic.php?f=44&t=1427&hilit=hunter
Doesn't look like the 9 has the rockets

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 Post subject: Re: Airfix Hunter
PostPosted: Sun 11 Jun 2017 21:42 pm 
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Hmmm. Looks like I'll need the F6 boxing.

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 Post subject: Re: Airfix Hunter
PostPosted: Mon 12 Jun 2017 03:53 am 
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Someone pinched this from the Airfix Visitor's Centre. But, I should still have the rockets, anyway.

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 Post subject: Re: Airfix Hunter
PostPosted: Mon 12 Jun 2017 18:21 pm 
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Spudgun wrote:
Hmmm. Looks like I'll need the F6 boxing.
Well I've probably got one in my stash I could sell/swap.

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 Post subject: Re: Airfix Hunter
PostPosted: Mon 12 Jun 2017 19:12 pm 
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Ohhh. Cheers. I may have something of interest.

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