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1/72 Matchbox Hawker Hunter T.7

by Tine Soetaert

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This is the first model I finished in years! It was my entry for the matchbox groupbuild on the ARC hunter. As I wanted to make a silver Hunter, I chose this version. It is Hunter T.8C G-BWGL as used in the Fatboy Slim music video "Bird of prey". For the video, they covered all British roundels and the registration with American ones. They also added smiley killmarks and the "Bird of prey" noseart.

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This kit was really fun to build and the result came out quite nice. I made the decals myself on the computer using the videoclip as reference. The real one is a T.8, but I didn't add the tailhook to the kit as it was not included and the groupbuild called for little or no scratchbuilding.

 I wish to thank Bill Ficner for donating the kit to me for the groupbuild and Phil Schenfeld for printing the decals. This kit and groupbuild was great fun! Thanks!

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The last 3 images are screenshots of the video showing the real Hunter.
 You can see how it looks like now here:
 
http://www.classicjets.co.uk/hunterdt/xj615.html

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Photos and text by Tine Soetaert

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