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Frog DH Hornet (F239) 1/72 - AndrewR and Lancfan
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Frog DH Hornet (F239) 1/72 - AndrewR and Lancfan
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thank you everyone, the real credit must go to Frog for designing a kit so far ahead of its day as many of the Frog kits were. There are a number I still want to build again, Sea Vixen, Sea Venom, Beaufort, Whitley, Vengeance, Maryland, Proctor, Folgore, Fiat G.55, Bristol 138, to name but some.

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Frog DH Hornet (F239) 1/72 - AndrewR and Lancfan
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Very nice work David. :)

Meanwhile, my build trundles slowly on. A coat of semi-gloss varnish on the topsides. I mixed equal proportions of VA Satin and Gloss varnishes, so we shall see how it turns out!

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I've lost my Olfa circle cutter, so I can't cut out a nice arc of decal to put the white stripes on the spinners. My last attempt was not very successful :shock:

If the varnish coats look nice, I will probably leave it for now and put the stripes on at a later date, when the cutter turns up again.

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Frog DH Hornet (F239) 1/72 - AndrewR and Lancfan
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The smooth lines of the Hornet really do suit the simple grey colours. I suspect they would look good in silver as well.

Keep up the great work Andrew its looking good

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Frog DH Hornet (F239) 1/72 - AndrewR and Lancfan
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You're getting there Andrew, you will be finished soon and the model looks very good, as Splash has said the clean lines of the Hornet suit a simple scheme such as this.

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Yes, the light grey really looks good on the Hornet. You have to admire the de Havilland design team, it's a beautiful combination of elegance and functionality.
If I can get a nice surface finish on this, I'll be very pleased with it. It didn't look quite right in the original matt.

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Looks great Andrew, most of us here are keen on the Hornet's handsome lines - in those colours it looks like a well cut grey suit :grin:

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Frog DH Hornet (F239) 1/72 - AndrewR and Lancfan
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The varnish looks okay - more satin than gloss at any rate! The canopy was unmasked.

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One of the spinners needs a touch of blue on it.

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I need to run around some of the framing with the sharp toothpick to increase definition. I did put some Pledge on the landing and navigation lights, to get the clingfilm looking nice and shiny again.

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Then a bit of pastel dust trailing from the exhausts, and it'll be done (until I find the circle cutter!).

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Frog DH Hornet (F239) 1/72 - AndrewR and Lancfan
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Very nice Andrew, I finally managed to get a Frog Hornet recently, if it turns out anything like yours mate Id be chuffed.

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Frog DH Hornet (F239) 1/72 - AndrewR and Lancfan
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Very nice Andrew, I finally managed to get a Frog Hornet recently, if it turns out anything like yours mate Id be chuffed.


Thanks Mark

It's a great kit. Let's hope that eventually Airfix decide to retool it. Although they do have a lot of other twin engined British aircraft to do first!

Beaufighter, Mosquito, Blenheim, Beaufort, Whitley, Anson, Hampden, Whirlwind, Wellington...

It's okay I've woken up now!

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Frog DH Hornet (F239) 1/72 - AndrewR and Lancfan
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Nice work Andrew. Also the pics give a good illustration of the size difference between a twin engined fighter like the Hornet, the Hawk from the same era and the Sopwith from the previous war.

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That looks brilliant Andrew, another winner for Frog kits.

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Beautiful work Andrew, I have enjoyed following both builds.

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The paint touch ups and pastel weathering are done, so this one is finished.

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I want to try and get some nicer pictures than these.

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Well, that's a great kit, a thoroughly enjoyable shared build with David, and now I'm looking forward to tackling that Frog Sea Venom (although I'm not sure when!).

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Nice work. Looks good in that colour.

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