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Hawker Hunter in 1:72?
m60a3
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Georgia, United States
Joined: March 08, 2002
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Posted: Friday, December 13, 2002 - 07:12 AM UTC
Okay, aircraft gang...need an opinion. I want to do a Hawker Hunter in 1:72. Any suggestions as to the best model?
Bombshell
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New York, United States
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Posted: Friday, December 13, 2002 - 08:19 AM UTC
Not many modern options in 1/72 scale, and between Matchbox, Airfix and Frog none are really that accurate.

Matchbox did a FGA. 9 and a T.7. Both are now out of production. You can see a couple of reviews: http://m2reviews.cnsi.net/scotts/korea/huntert7.htm
http://m2reviews.cnsi.net/reviews/korean/hedgehunter.htm

Airfix also did a FGA. 9, but I've never saw a review of it.

The Frog kit has been recently reboxed by Plaskit Models from Poland. Here is areview: http://m2reviews.cnsi.net/reviews/korean/kinghunter.htm

There is also a resin kit by PJ Productions from the U.K. You can get that kit here: http://www.hannants.co.uk/cgi-bin/search.pl?Mode=view&Database=cat&R=PJ721015
I believe there is a review of this kit on one of the recent SAMI's. I have that review at home and I will gladly pass out a word to you when I get home. You just have to be patitent because I wont be going home until next Friday.

Hope this helps you.

BTW, if you decide to build a 1/48 scale Hunter, the Academy kit with an aftermarket ejection seat looks great when done. I have the kit, an aftermarket cockpit set by Cutting Edge and an aftermarket decal sheet at home. I just gotta find some time to invest on it.

Cheers,

CDT Reimund Manneck
U.S. Army ROTC
Bombshell
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New York, United States
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Posted: Friday, December 13, 2002 - 12:07 PM UTC
A few more reviews: http://www.fortunecity.com/meltingpot/portland/971/Inbox/g-j/huntfga9-i.htm

Cheers,

CDT Reimund Manneck
U.S. Army ROTC
bytepilot
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Karnataka, India / भारत
Joined: June 01, 2002
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Posted: Tuesday, December 17, 2002 - 05:30 PM UTC
Will ditto that last op on the Academy 1/48 Hunter. Seat is in 1/72 scale !

Was fortunate enuf to have one of my frends send me over a Kendall 1/48 MB ejection seat. Am planning to make it in Indian Air force colors, when i get enuf time ;P!

Cheers,
BP.