1/48 Airfix Hawk Mk108 "25th Anniversary"

Gallery Article by Thomas Ng on Aug 31 2019

Malaysia National Day

 

      

This year, TUDM celebrated 25th anniversary Silver Jubilee for the Bae Hawk fleet operation in Malaysia, 2 of the Hawks, each from 6 Sqn (Mk 208) and 15 Sqn (Mk 108) were painted with with special marking to commemorate this occasion.

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I chose to model the 2 seater Mk 108 with 15 sqn "Black Panther" marking, the base kit is from Airfix Hawk 100, Decal is courtesy of Fishbone Decal , they had released a very nice set of decal for this special marking in both 1/48 and 1/32 scale, although the decal was designed for the newer Hobbyboss kit, it does fit the Airfix kit nicely, only with a minimal trimming required on the checkers. 

This overall was an enjoyable build, the kit was painted with Gunze Med Sea Grey overall and Midnight Blue for the darker top color., many thanks to Fishbone Decal for the decal to complete this project. 

Happy Merdeka 2019

Thomas Ng

Photos and text by Thomas Ng