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REVIEW 1:32 BAe Hawk T.1A
Merlin
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Posted: Sunday, February 20, 2011 - 11:09 PM UTC
Seeing Red! Here's a look at Revell's amazingly good value Red Arrows' Hawk.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
litespeed
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Posted: Monday, February 21, 2011 - 06:05 AM UTC
I know the red plastic is a big turn off, but I can't wait to recieve mine. Also looking forward to the second release of the Hawk trainer by Revell in less vivid colours hopefully some good line markings. thanks for the review Rowan.
All the best.
tim
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Posted: Saturday, February 26, 2011 - 03:30 PM UTC
I think the red plastic is a great idea. How many people are going to do a scheme other than red I wonder?
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Posted: Sunday, February 27, 2011 - 07:33 AM UTC
Already considering an alternative Xtradecal scheme..

Also, watch the nose gear, some were short shot, as was mine , so I and a few others got white metal units from Aeroclub last wekend at Huddersfield
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Posted: Sunday, March 06, 2011 - 07:20 AM UTC

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Already considering an alternative Xtradecal scheme..

Also, watch the nose gear, some were short shot, as was mine , so I and a few others got white metal units from Aeroclub last wekend at Huddersfield



Pardon ?!? - please elaborate further as i`ve just gotten this beauty myself,so if there are any problems/inacuracies with the kit i`d be grateful to know about them.As the motto of the Observer Corp used to go "Forewarned Is Forearmed".
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Posted: Sunday, March 06, 2011 - 07:45 AM UTC

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Already considering an alternative Xtradecal scheme..

Also, watch the nose gear, some were short shot, as was mine , so I and a few others got white metal units from Aeroclub last wekend at Huddersfield



Pardon ?!? - please elaborate further as i`ve just gotten this beauty myself,so if there are any problems/inacuracies with the kit i`d be grateful to know about them.As the motto of the Observer Corp used to go "Forewarned Is Forearmed".


My nose gear was fine.
The canopy on the other hand doesn't particularly fit very well if you close it, its a little large and overhangs on one side.
Actual build is pretty easy and straight forward, decals are a little troublesome trying to line them up.
The canopy heater elements that are supplied as decals need the extra carrier film trimmed off, or they will crinkle up because of the curvature of the canopy.
Andy
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Posted: Sunday, March 06, 2011 - 08:45 AM UTC

Quoted Text


Quoted Text

Already considering an alternative Xtradecal scheme..

Also, watch the nose gear, some were short shot, as was mine , so I and a few others got white metal units from Aeroclub last wekend at Huddersfield



Pardon ?!? - please elaborate further as i`ve just gotten this beauty myself,so if there are any problems/inacuracies with the kit i`d be grateful to know about them.As the motto of the Observer Corp used to go "Forewarned Is Forearmed".



the initial first batches got out with the main gear strut mouldings coming up with a deficiency in length..
Revell were aware of this ,but apparently a lot of these were supplied via Argos
later mouldings were more scrupulousely checked for errors
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Posted: Sunday, March 06, 2011 - 08:12 PM UTC
Hi there

There were certainly no such problems with the review kit. Revell have a good reputation for their after-sales support if anyone does need replacement parts.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Monday, September 09, 2013 - 06:50 AM UTC
Got the Hawk T.1A -- totally similar to Red Arrows version except not red plastic...
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Posted: Monday, September 09, 2013 - 08:01 AM UTC
Nice one James

That was the only thing I didn't like in the original release.

All the best

Rowan