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Hawker Hunter
Vac Formed Canopy

Maestro Models, 1/48 scale


S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number, Description and Price:

Maestro Models K4818 - Hawker Hunter Vac Formed Canopy

available online from RebellHobby website

Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: See descriptions below
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Thin and crystal clear; easy to install, simple to pose open
Conclusion: Useful replacement for Academy's 1/48 scale Hunter.

Reviewed by Mick Evans

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F i r s t L o o k


This canopy from Maestro is among the best vacuum formed canopies that I have seen.  The transparency is crystal clear and the canopy frames are crisply moulded.  Maestro also supplies two canopies just in case you make an error with the first canopy when cutting it out.

The canopy is designed for the Academy Hawker Hunter F.6 and FGA.9 kits where the canopy supplied in the kit is quite thick and cannot be displayed in the open position.  The Hunter has a sliding canopy and the Academy canopy butts against the rear bulkhead and is too thick to fit over the rear spine if displayed in the open position.  This canopy solves the problem, being thin enough to fit over the rear spine and displayed in the open position.

Thanks to Maestro Models for the review sample

Maestro Models accessories are available from RebellHobby website

Text Copyright 2009 by Mick Evans
Images Copyright © 2009 by Brett Green
Page Created 7 July, 2009
Last updated 13 July, 2009

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