Fiddlers Green P-6E Hawk

Discussion in 'Aircraft & Aviation' started by exzealot, Dec 23, 2007.

  1. exzealot

    exzealot Member

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    I'm going camera crazy. I just wanted to post pictures of FG's P-6E Hawk. Some time ago, I decided to do a quick build of this to enhance my paper-modeling skills. This is a nice model, and was a fast build - not difficult at all. The wheel-pants were the most difficult - hence I used superglue to do them. BAD MOVE. That's why they have shiny edges.

    The last picture is Molly. She's the reason I keep my models "high and dry".

    Ken

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  2. col. kurtz

    col. kurtz Member

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    nice build waht scale have you built it in ?:thumb:
  3. exzealot

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    col. kurtz,

    This model was designed as 1/60 scale. I scanned them 1.9x to get 1/32 scale.

    There is also a design flaw... the leading wing struts are too short causing the wing to slant down at the front. I redesigned these in CAD, and then used them.

    Ken
  4. CaptMike

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    Very nice - I might try this one next myself.
  5. Alcides

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    Very nice build

    One question: Do you have to reinforce the wings? As any typical fg design this don't use internal formers. I think in a 1/32 scale this can be a problem.

    Regards
    Alcides
  6. exzealot

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    Alcides,

    Actually, using thick cardstock makes the wings plenty stiff. In the case of the hawk, the wing struts help alot too.

    Ken
  7. bfam4t6

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    Nice looking build! Sometimes it's fun to relax with a nice easy model.
  8. dansls1

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    Congrats on POTW! Nice build.
  9. beejay7

    beejay7 New Member

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    nice looking hawk...dog aint bad either....