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Hawker P.1109B conversion

Silver Cloud, 1/72 scale

S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Number:

SCC7202 - Hawker P.1109B conversion

Scale:

1/72

Contents & Media

Nine parts in grey coloured resin; decal sheet

Price:

£7.99 available online from Freightdog Models

Review Type:

First Look

Advantages:

Excellent casting; unique and attractive subject; relatively simple

Disadvantages:

 

Conclusion:

An interesting and well-produced conversion of a graceful Cold War prototype.

Reviewed by Brett Green


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Background

 

The P.1109B was a radar equipped development of the Hawker Hunter F.Mk 6. This particular airframe was used for live firing of Firestreaks on the Llanbedr range in 1957. A number of other airframes flew with the same nose modifications under designation P1109A, but without Firestreaks being carried.

 

 

FirstLook

 

Freightdog continues its commitment to Cold War prototypes with this new P.1109B, designed for use with Revell's excellent 1/72 scale Hawker Hunter Mk.VI kit.

The conversion comprises nine parts in grey coloured resin. The centrepiece is the aerodynamic nose that housed the AI.20 radar scanner. This is cast cleverly in one piece, even including deep detail in the nose wheel bay. Cleanup should not be too much of a chore thanks to the relatively thin casting strips. A few minutes with a razor saw followed by some sanding stick therapy should see the new nose ready for use. Two DH Firestreak missiles and pylons, and F.Mk 4 straight (pre-Mod 228) wing leading edges are also included.

All parts are perfectly cast, with no imperfections visible on my sample.

 

 

Markings for XF378 are included on the small decal sheet. These are designed to be used with Revell's kit decals.

 

 

My early sample did not include instructions, but installation looks to be quite simple. One cut along the kit nose should take care of the biggest part of the conversion.

Thanks to Silver Cloud and Freightdog Models for the review sample


Silver Cloud kits and decals are available online from their website at http://www.freightdogmodels.co.uk 


Text and Images Copyright 2009 by Brett Green
Page Created 21 August, 2009
Last updated 21 August, 2009

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