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PostPosted: February 4th, 2018, 11:47 pm 
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I've a few Hunter kits in the pile so I bought the Xtradecal sheet for overseas users.

Rather than using one of my Revell F.6/ FGA .9 kits which I'm going to do in the box art schemes I've dug out this old blueprint boxing of Airfix's FGA.9. It comes with RAF and Kuwait markings but other than the stencils I'm going to use the Xtradecal ones.
Following my usual methods I won't be adding any extra detail other than a bit of card in the wheel wells to stop the see thru into the fuselage.

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PostPosted: February 5th, 2018, 12:09 am 
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Will be nice to see this CBK built in exotic colours.

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Nice. Looking forward to seeing this one Shane.

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PostPosted: February 5th, 2018, 12:30 pm 
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Should be look good in those colours.

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Nice choice of colour scheme.


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PostPosted: February 15th, 2018, 10:58 pm 
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Some progress has been made. Blocked off the wheel wells with card and a paper I.P ( for a Hawk backseater but don't let on) .Some minor filler work along the usual places. I bought some Mr Surfacer 1500 at Hudds so I will give it a whirl as a primer.
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I got some more work done on the Hunter, gave it a primer coat of Mr Surfacer 1500. A learning curve there. Some odd spatters which needed flatting back and on the whole it takes about ten times as long as a rattle can but it does dry very quickly and doesn't hide any surface detail, also shows up any areas needing further attention. After that a bosh over with Xtracrylix Azure blue as quoted on the decal sheet. I have Mr Bradley's lovely book and he notes that the paints were ICI colours with no exact match in BS/FS /RAL so for the purpose of this build I'll go with the recommended callouts on the decal sheet.

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Oh! Such nostalgia! Looks great in black!

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Looks like mr surfaced has given you a nice smooth finish

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