1/48 Airfix BAe Hawk - Red Arrows

Gallery Article by Thomas Brückelt on Feb 3 2021



I got that nice Airfix kit from my good friend Tobias. Thanks a lot! :-)

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There were not much improvements necessary. The pilot must sit about 3 mm lower, so I removed some material. For the rear seat I made belts out of aluminium foil. 

The seat for the pitot tube was a large cylinder on the nose, I removed it and replaced it by stretched sprue with a smaller diameter. Further I corrected some antennas according to pictures I found in the internet and the book "Akrobaten der Lüfte" by Luigino Caliaro (original: Pattuglie Acrobatiche). A very cool book with amazing pictures of different military aerobatic teams. 

I painted the model with enamels from Humbrol and Revell (brush). The decals needed to be handled carefully, because they can break easy. 

I sealed my Red Arrow with silk varnish from Mr. Hobby. 

Greetings from Germany 

Thomas Brückelt

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Photos and text © by Thomas Brückelt