the Airfix BAe Hawk Mk.100 in RAAF colors, built as a Mk.127 LIF trainer. As
aftermarket replacements I used a cockpit set from CMK which fits very good and
sees very nice detail throughout. I also used some Eduard PE for the F/A-18
instrument panels (LCD screens, HUD and dials mainly) to better suit the
cockpit layout of these trainer jets. Finally, I scratched some smaller items in
the cockpit area to have it looked more like a Mk.127 type aircraft.
images below to see larger images
Construction was pretty
straightforward although not really easy: the kit is a bit rough and the
fit is not that wonderful so extensive filling, sanding and rescribing was
needed. Decals are from the kit and include a nice array of maintenance
stencils. Paints are all enamels (Humbrol 127 and 145 mainly), I used my
standard combination of pre-shading and a light post shading for
weathering, together with thinned enamels for the panel lines.
Regards to all,