TimJ's Red Arrows Build

TimJ
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Joined: 24 Jul 2011, 22:14

31 Aug 2011, 21:11 #1

After some deliberation over whether I'd have time to fit it in I'm in with an Airfix Hawk. Never built a Red Arrows aircraft before but what better reason could you have.
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TimJ
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Joined: 24 Jul 2011, 22:14

04 Sep 2011, 19:16 #2

Ready to go so here are the preliminary box and sprue shots.







I do have two of these so I may build both and have a 'synchro pair'.
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AndrewR
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Joined: 25 Jul 2011, 18:04

04 Sep 2011, 21:23 #3

A synchro pair! Double the fun :lol:
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Jagewa
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Joined: 10 Aug 2011, 06:59

05 Sep 2011, 01:54 #4

Oh yes a synchro pair, awesome.
Cheers
Jim
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Dirkpitt289
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Joined: 25 Jul 2011, 19:26

05 Sep 2011, 02:47 #5

Should be a good build. I'm looking forward to seeing it. ^_^
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TimJ
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07 Sep 2011, 22:28 #6

I've been doing some work on the Hawks this evening and the cockpit interiors are almost complete.



I just need to add the control columns and pilots. The wings are together too.



A dry fit of the fuselage and wings shows that it goes together very well.
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Johni044
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Joined: 24 Jul 2011, 18:21

07 Sep 2011, 23:37 #7

Looking good Tim, that is a nice kit goes together very well, the only problem I found with mine was the fit of the U/C doors when building it wheels up.
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TimJ
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09 Sep 2011, 23:58 #8

I tried one of the u/c doors and they do seem a bit small. I'm sure I'll be able to sort something out though.

In the meantime I've got one of the fuselages closed up.



The pilots should be on board tomorrow.
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Jagewa
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10 Sep 2011, 05:52 #9

Nice, they seem to go together well, I do like the shape of the Hawk too.

Thanks for the undercart door heads up.

Cheers
Jim
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Dirkpitt289
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10 Sep 2011, 11:43 #10

Nice work Tim
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TimJ
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11 Sep 2011, 23:04 #11

Both the fuselages are closed up and the pilots are on board.



I managed to paint a red arrow on the pilot's helmets using a cocktail stick



At the moment I'm sanding the underside of the fuselage before I cement the wings as there is a slight step I need to get rid of.
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AndrewR
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Joined: 25 Jul 2011, 18:04

11 Sep 2011, 23:20 #12

Nice work on the helmet arrow :clap:
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TimJ
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17 Sep 2017, 23:57 #13

After six years I've finally got back to one of the Hawks. The paint (Hu 174) went on a couple of weeks ago.



After final assembly it was decal time followed by a coat of Klear to seal them in.





I'll get back to the second one soon. I still need to make a base/stand for them too.
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CPNGROATS
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Joined: 24 Jul 2011, 21:53

18 Sep 2017, 15:05 #14

Wonderful stuff, I like these "long" term build completions..... :woo: :woo:

Cheers,

ggc
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johnnyb
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Joined: 04 Mar 2016, 09:56

18 Sep 2017, 21:55 #15

Looks great! There is nothing like finishing a build that has be sitting around for a while.

Johnnyb
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Martin
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Joined: 20 Nov 2016, 15:15

19 Sep 2017, 20:32 #16

Yes very nice. It is always great feeling to finish something what was on hold for some reason.
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TimJ
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19 Sep 2017, 22:01 #17

Thanks for the comments chaps, it is nice to get one finished that's been hanging around for a while.
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