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
Often bright red 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)

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

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M2: Hawk of Finland air force  T.mk51.
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 panellines 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. Markings are for Hawk "HW-303".  

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.

Another Matchbox kit, with Modeldecalset for a Hawk of 151 squadron.

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