1/32 scale Hunter T-7 FISHER conversion of Revell kit
kit review modelling report
from Hunter T-7 page 1.....
Refer to Revell instruction STEP 18
to assemble the wing to the fuselage. You will find that it may be necessary
to cut off some of the plastic thickness sligthly on the insides of the
parts on the forward bend edges of the wing intake gloves to get a snug
fit. I also had to remove 1 mm on the rear wing root junction.
|The intake ducts were than glued
in place with the wing intake gaps and slots. White glue was used to close
some of the remaining gaps.
STEP 21, 22
STEP 23 can be skipped regarding the spine.
Skip STEPs 24 up to 35 regarding the undercarriages for later. Note that FISHER provides metal gear legs.
Now continue on....
After puttying and sanding, a first
base light grey coat was airbrushed on the model to check for any errors
and flaws. Some filling and sanding may be needed.
The light grey enables checking for
the required smooth sanded finish. You see here the saw tooth needs some
little filler again.
The mk.4 and the T-7 had a different
engine than the mk.6. On the mid upper fuselage you will find a different
The main fuselage and wing assembly
is now ready. Some parts painted with wheels from the Revell kit
In the main undercarriage bays some details of brake wires and hydraulics were added inside the bay with some stretched sprue.
Steps 40-42 can be skipped for the T-7.
Steps 48-53 (for F.mk6) can be skipped regarding the Sidewinder missiles and pylons
I purchased a 1/32 decal set from FLEVO Decals
This set includes decals for Dutch AF T-33 and T-7 Hunter.
Dutch Air Force Hunter T-7 schemes had a variety of yellow dayglow or orange-red dayglow stripes with high speed silver base coat. I opted for the orange-red dayglow. Masking was done and after applying a coat of matt white, the dayglow was airbrushed on using Modelmaster 1775E
NOTE: the FLEVO decals drawings are
not entirely correct; Dutch AF Hunters had their ailerons painted in high
speed silver, so not dayglow as shown in the instructions. Fin antenna
panels are also sometimes light grey, not always black.
Some pre-shading was done on panel
lines as well with black.
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