1/32 scale Hunter T-7 FISHER conversion of Revell kit
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kit review modelling report
|A nice Hunter T-7 two seater as also
used by the Royal Netherlands Air Force (KLu) would be a nice addition
to the other two 1/32 Hunter models in the collection. Look here for building
reports of these kits......
FISHER MODEL AND PATTERN issued
a conversion set for use with the injection moulded 1/32 Revell kit.
A great walk around of the T-8C is
seen on the Dutch
IPMS website here.... (Note: the T-8C Hunter looks a lot like
a T-7, but is seen with red anti-collision lights at the spine and in front
of airbrake and it has an arrestor hook. On the Dutch T-7 Hunters, these
are not present. Also in the T-7 cockpit, gun sights are present).
Working on the resin parts,
separating them from the casting moulds:
The resin moulded two seater canopy. It will benefit from dipping it into Johnson Future/Pledge acrylic coat to have a better shiny look. The canopy is very fragile so take care not to break it!
Decals for RAF planes in the FISHER
Two very nice Martin Baker seats are
provided with the FISHER set:
The instrument panels are also included
and have several etched metal plates as seen here:
How the real T-7 panels look like:
the Hunter parts of the Revell kit in conjunction with the FISHER set will
be explained now.
The FISHER parts were separated from
their moulding blocks, cleaned up and ready to get a first coat of light
On to assembly using the Revell F.mk6 instructions of the Revell 1/32 kit. (for the FGA9/mk 58 step numbers indicated are slightly different). Please note that the STEP numbers here are based on this F mk.6 kit's instructions.
Step "0" Model preparation
Indeed do not fit at this stage the new resin spine to the resin cockpit, the cockpit floor will not fit through the remaining opening. So it is important to finish up the cockpit interior first so far that the floor can be fitted.
For the smaller resin and metal parts CA glue was used, for fixing the larger parts 2-component expoxy glue.
The FISHER floor is very very thin
and I think the depth a bit undeep, probably the nose gear bay is a bit
to deep. But nothing that is disturbing. For the cockpit numerous details
were prepared such as the side walls and assembled, ready for installment.
The frets and interior were airbrushed. Working on the T-7 cockpit interior,
using several layers with the FISHER parts and the supplied decals:
All the cockpit parts were fitted
in the resin nose, this is needed prior to fitting it to the rear fuselage.
The side walls need some trimming at there lower edges by about 3 mm otherwise
they do not fit.
Now I continued with the rear fuselage.
Steps 12-13 can be skipped for now.
Steps 19-20 can be skipped
Also, the wing
sawtooth should extend 4 mm more inboard as compared to that on the kit.
I added this extension on both wing halves with card and putty.
The wing root slots were opened up
and the leading edge extension filled and sanded. The aileron edges were
sawed to get a see through effect with the razor saw.
The intake slots were cut open as
Steps 19-20 can be skipped as the exhaust has already been fitted.
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