1/32 Revell Hawker Hunter F.Mk.6 – Build Log

1/32 Revell Hawker Hunter F.Mk.6

21st February 2014 – The Mighty Hunter

Recently I’ve been building a lot at 1/72 scale, which I love doing. It’s also good for the limited workspace I’ve got available – smaller models means more space on the bench. However it’s time to tackle something a bit larger…

This is a kit I’ve had in my stash for about 7 years, but to be honest I haven’t tackled it because up until now I didn’t feel like I had the skills to do it justice. 7 years ago I didn’t actually possess an airbrush (well not one that worked anyway) and this is a kit that deserves more than just brush painting.

The Hawker Hunter is IMHO one of the most beautiful jets ever built, carrying on the graceful smooth lines that were so prevalent in the WW2 prop aircraft that were it’s ancestors. Designed by the creator of the Hurricane, Sir Sidney Camm, the Hunter was also a massively successful export for the UK aerospace industry and though the Hunter only saw limited action it can only be considered a success story in every respect.

When I was a nipper living in South Wales, we lived about 10 miles from RAF Brawdy, so Hunters were a regular sight flying around the Pembrokeshire coast and I was lucky enough to get to go on a trip to the base once was allowed to clamber onto one and have a look inside the cockpit.

So having sufficiently limbered up on some 1/72 kits I feel ready to take on the Mighty Hunter, and hope that I can do it justice!

 

Here’s some photos of the box contents – instructions, decals & sprues…

1/32 Revell Hawker Hunter F.Mk.6

The instructions got lost somewhere along the way, luckily I managed to find a copy of them online and have printed out a copy.

 

1/32 Revell Hawker Hunter F.Mk.6

1/32 Revell Hawker Hunter F.Mk.6

1/32 Revell Hawker Hunter F.Mk.6

1/32 Revell Hawker Hunter F.Mk.6

1/32 Revell Hawker Hunter F.Mk.6

1/32 Revell Hawker Hunter F.Mk.6

1/32 Revell Hawker Hunter F.Mk.6

1/32 Revell Hawker Hunter F.Mk.6

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6 comments on “1/32 Revell Hawker Hunter F.Mk.6 – Build Log
  1. Macca333 says:

    Bag into modelling after a very long break and I saw this fantastic Hunter build. The hunter was always my favourite aircraft, the last of the beautiful fighters, and so was inspired to have a go. My wife bought me the kit for Christmas and gave me space in the conservatory fo work! I marreid an angle and no you can’t swap her.

    Totally gobsmacked at the quality of this build, if I can get anywhere near it I’ll be over the moon so many thanks for sharing the build with us. Things have certainly moved forward since I was invoved, mind you I do go back to the very first plastic models. The first I built was a Canberra.I won’t say how long ago that was but in those days flying was dangerous and sex was safe.

  2. Richard says:

    Thanks Macca333, it’s a shame they don’t make aircraft with lines like the Hunter any more! The Canberra is another classic jet, will definitely have to build one, one day.

  3. Jamie says:

    I have had my hunter on pause following this , not as good as your self but so many great tips really enjoy an update popping up

    • Richard says:

      Cheers Jamie 🙂 Good to hear you’re enjoying the updates – hopefully the momentum is there now so they should be a bit more regular!

  4. Ken Van Mark says:

    You did a outstanding job on this model..
    It is a pleasure to look at.

  5. Great build, delightful commentary!

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