1/48 Academy Hawker Hunter Royal Rhodesian Air Force

Gallery Article by Frederic Cottin on Sept 5 2022



Hello fellow modelers!

This is my 1/48 scale Hawker Hunter from Korean manufacturer Academy.

As this kit is not "fresh from this year", I made some improvements. The very basic cockpit, was replaced by a Aires resin kit, which, incredibly fit perfectly with the kit fuselage (my previous experiences with Aires cockpit adjustment, were, how can I say properly? Challenging my self control!).

Moreover the kit wheels were profitably replaced by resin wheels from Ukrainian manufacturer RES KIT.

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It was a real issue for me to choose a decoration for my Hunter, considering that, during her long career this aircraft wore lots of very exotic and interesting camouflage.

In the end, I've chose an aircaft from Rhodezian Royal Air Force in 1967, from an Xtradecal sheet. 

Indeed I was seduced by the fact that, her camouflage scheme was the same as a Hawker Hurricane from the battle of Britain.

A familly saga from my point of view!

I hope you will like my Hunter.

Frederic Cottin

Photos and text by Frederic Cottin