Author Topic: Hawker Havoc  (Read 2028 times)

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Hawker Havoc
« Reply #25 on: August 22, 2022, 11:09:04 PM »
Iím on vacation on a lake in Arkansas so nothing will get done until Monday or so.

Oh, how terrible for you! ::)


 ;D ;D ;D


Enjoy your vacation, mate! :smiley:
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Offline Kerick

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Re: Hawker Havoc
« Reply #26 on: August 23, 2022, 12:47:58 AM »
Trying to make the best of the situation. You know, friends, food, boats. Things like that seem to help.

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Re: Hawker Havoc
« Reply #27 on: August 23, 2022, 07:46:59 AM »
Iím on vacation on a lake in Arkansas so nothing will get done until Monday or so.

"The Dude. Takin' 'er easy for all us sinners."

Someone had to do it! Thanks for taking one for the team Ken  ;D
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Re: Hawker Havoc
« Reply #28 on: August 23, 2022, 08:15:23 AM »
Putt putt golf tomorrow!

Offline finsrin

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Re: Hawker Havoc
« Reply #29 on: August 23, 2022, 09:56:12 AM »
Ya lernt me them rocket pods aint necessarily Russian !

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Re: Hawker Havoc
« Reply #30 on: August 30, 2022, 01:34:21 PM »
Drilled out the cannon ports last night. Looks much better. I extended the Sabrinas and installed chaff/flare dispensers. I needed more weight in the front end so while I had them off I filled in the hollow parts with bits of lead sliced off a fishing weight. Added some more lead just behind the cockpit so now it sits properly when I add the metal Aeroclub seat. Itís supposed to be sunny tomorrow so I will try filling in the short shot part of the canopy with UV resin. I hope it works. I used the clear PVA glue before so thatís an option.

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Re: Hawker Havoc
« Reply #31 on: August 30, 2022, 02:15:33 PM »
Progress  :smiley:

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Re: Hawker Havoc
« Reply #32 on: September 02, 2022, 11:23:18 PM »
Well, I filled the short shot part of the canopy with the UV resin. It hardened in the full sunlight as planned. When I sanded it down and was ready to polish it it suddenly just popped off. So itís onto the clear pva glue. At least I can shape that with water instead of sanding and polishing. Iím rebuilding the cockpit as the Matchbox kit had an imaginary seat and a big hole.

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Re: Hawker Havoc
« Reply #33 on: September 05, 2022, 12:39:26 PM »
Here's the Aeroclub seat compared to the Matchbox seat.



I've boxed in the cockpit so it at least looks like a cockpit. Plus the metal seat helps keep it from being a tail sitter.
I'm going to have to bite the bullet soon and paint this contraption.  I've bought Tamiya acrylic paints, thinner and cleaner so I'm hoping this all works together properly!
« Last Edit: September 05, 2022, 12:45:52 PM by Kerick »

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Re: Hawker Havoc
« Reply #34 on: September 25, 2022, 12:00:33 PM »
Painted some weapons today. Is there a good generic thinner for enamels? Some of mine are getting thick in the jar and go on a little goopy. Itís either that or I need new paints all the time. Iíve tried lacquer thinner but the paint seems to go bad soon after. Maybe mineral spirits?

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Hawker Havoc
« Reply #35 on: September 25, 2022, 10:19:13 PM »
The best option is the thinner manufactured by the brand you use, until you can work out the active ingredients in that & find cheaper alternatives.

However, some brands' thinners are quite a concoction of chemicals & are either very difficult or impossible to replicate, & you will, therefore, be stuck using them.

Mineral turps is OK for Humbrol, but I wouldn't use it in the tin. Even their brand thinners isn't great for that.

Keeping the lid & rim of the tin/jar smooth & undamaged, & clean of paint is your best starting point to prevent the paint drying out; &, when you use it, mix it in the tin/jar & transfer some to a pallet, then seal the tin/jar again while you use the paint on the pallet.
« Last Edit: September 25, 2022, 10:26:14 PM by Old Wombat »
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Re: Hawker Havoc
« Reply #36 on: September 26, 2022, 12:38:42 PM »
Good advice! Thanks. Iíve sent keeping the jar and lid clean and that does help. I tried some lacquer thinner in some modelmaster white enamel so weíll see what happens to that. That white was definitely going ďoff whiteĒ anyway. As bad as the old Testors white that you had to add light blue to it to keep it from turning yellow.

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Re: Hawker Havoc
« Reply #37 on: September 30, 2022, 10:32:53 AM »
Got the weapons looking good and added some decals.

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Re: Hawker Havoc
« Reply #38 on: October 07, 2022, 12:19:47 PM »
A care package just arrived from our man Gondor! A vacuform canopy, a new Revell canopy (really nice) and two fuel tanks. Just what I need to finish this devil. I ended up using the vacuform canopy as I could get that sanded to the proper shape. Itís glued in place all ready and the fuel tanks are ready to paint. This is going to look so much better than the short shot Matchbox one. Thanks again Gondor you saved the day! That Revell canopy will be kept safe for future use.

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Re: Hawker Havoc
« Reply #39 on: October 27, 2022, 01:49:46 PM »
Iíve been working on the Havoc and the Mako chopper at the same time as the paint scheme is basically the same. The Mako just got the light grey underside but the Havoc is wrap around. The Havoc has the weapons loaded but not on the Mako yet. Next for both is some clear and then decals. No pics to show as Flickr has pulled a fast one on me. They say Iíve uploaded my limit of pics and now I have to pay the ďproĒ rate to load any more pics. What they donít make very clear is itís the number of uploads they are counting, not the actual number of pics. So if I delete some pics it doesnít matter. My wife had an account she never used so I should hack into that and use it.

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Re: Hawker Havoc
« Reply #40 on: November 06, 2022, 09:57:52 AM »
Here's the long awaited photo dump.
Gray was applied first.

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Then green and weapons.

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I used Tamiya acrylics in my new airbrush and thinned it with Tamiya thinner. The grey went on great but the green gave me a fit. I used the same paints at the same time on the Mako and everything was fine. I used silly putty for masking as recommended by club members on both at the same time and only the Havoc had the pigment appear to separate. Me and paint just don't get along these days.

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Re: Hawker Havoc
« Reply #41 on: November 06, 2022, 01:39:39 PM »
very nice design :smiley:

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Hawker Havoc
« Reply #42 on: November 06, 2022, 05:39:27 PM »
Cool! 8)
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Re: Hawker Havoc
« Reply #43 on: November 07, 2022, 01:06:25 AM »
 :smiley:
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Hawker Havoc
« Reply #44 on: November 07, 2022, 02:43:22 AM »
Looks good - nice loadout.

Offline Kerick

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Re: Hawker Havoc
« Reply #45 on: November 07, 2022, 05:24:14 AM »
Thanks everyone!
I going to add a jamming pod on the last pylon. Target better be a mile off the end of the runway with all that stuff hanging on there!

Offline finsrin

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Re: Hawker Havoc
« Reply #46 on: November 07, 2022, 06:48:25 AM »
Such a compilation of parts becoming Hawker Havoc.  F-86 wings gone straight work so well (surprise).  Leaving wing tips as is was right call.  Nice job on landing gear and loadout too.  Wing strakes add lot of character.  Would say is 1980s origin and useful years beyond.  8)

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Re: Hawker Havoc
« Reply #47 on: November 07, 2022, 09:13:24 PM »


Gotta blame ysi maniac. He drew the pictureÖ..
See what you guys make me doÖÖ.
« Last Edit: November 07, 2022, 10:27:39 PM by Kerick »

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Re: Hawker Havoc
« Reply #48 on: November 08, 2022, 04:15:33 PM »
Really looking the goods :smiley:

Offline Kerick

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Re: Hawker Havoc
« Reply #49 on: November 16, 2022, 05:36:18 AM »
Here's some pics with decals on. Still shiney but working on some flat clear.

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Markings are completely fictitious and are from the leftovers box.