Hawker Siddeley / BAe Hawks in 1/72
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1/72 scale kits of the Hawker Siddeley/BAe Hawk jet trainer 
kit review / modelling report

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(M) Matchbox (PK-27) 
Released first in 1975 for an early production Hawk. The fillet under the rudder is the early style.

- parts in bright coloured plastic.

- a bit simple layout.  
- nose wheel doors are 3 mm too long.
- no wheel bay details.

  box M1 with the scheme at the box aft side...

decals in initial release box M1 for Red Arrows and a RAF camouflaged Hawk (prototype)


The parts...




 box M2     ;   box M3 
decals in box M2 for Red Arrows T1 and a Finish AF camouflaged Hawk T.mk51   


A few kits were made... 

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M2: Hawk of Finland air force  T.mk51

map flag  roundel

For more information about the Finland Air Force, look at the MiG-21 page here.... 

This model is based on the second Matchbox release from 1979 for a T.mk 1 and it has also Finland air force "Ilmavoimat" decals in the kit. 

As seen, almost no panel lines are evident on this kit. So luckily, the deep trenches often seen on Matchbox kits are missing. The model was made ages ago and painted in light grey, medium and dark green with the paint brush. In those days I used Humbrol enamels but don't recall which. Markings are for Hawk "HW-303".  Note also the drooped main flaps seen on parked aircraft.

Another Matchbox kit Hawk in a RAF scheme with wrap around camouflage. Decals from Modeldecal for Hawk T1 of 151 Squadron 2 TWU, Chivenor UK. 

Colours were hand painted and are BSC381C: 
dark sea grey  - 638: used was Xtracolor X4 enamel 
dark green - 641: used was Humbrol 163 enamel 

It has a central gun pack. (It was decided not to droop the main flaps).

Another Matchbox kit, with Modeldecalset for a Hawk of RAF no. 151 squadron.

This model has rocket pods. Medium sea grey -637- upper surfaces with lower grey under surfaces. 
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