1/72 HobbyBoss Seahawk

Gallery Article by Tom Thounaojam on Dec 16 2017

  Indian Victory Day 

 

      

As build part of 16th December Vijay Divas (GB)

Seahawk is the unsung hero of the 1971 war, seldom heard in mainstream media played a vital role in blocking east Pakistan during the war as later it became an Independent nation of Bangladesh. I always wanted to build a Seahawk and this Gb gave me a good opportunity to do so.

Click on images below to see larger images

On the facebook group ISM (Indian Scale Modeller) we decided that this year we should do a Gb for 1971 was known as the Vijay Divas. So I built straight out the box the Hobby Boss SeaHawk. It was a great kit, with no fit issues, however, it does have some minor trivial issues like the antenna was a bit thick so I used fishing lines instead and seem to look similar to the actual aircraft. The kit was divided into two section fuselage, joining them was a bit tricky as the there was seam mark so I have to sand a bit and rescribed it.

For Painting I used mixed of Tamiya IJA grey and Mr. Color black, the mixed give you shades of sea-grey, I have the Vallejo sea grey but I skipped it and went ahead with my experiment.

Marking is INAS 300

Tom Thounaojam

Photos and text by Tom Thounaojam