21 Feb

Sepecat Jaguar A – Kitty Hawk 1/48 (build article) part 1

box

I started this project in February 2015, intending to finish it in the desert scheme (7-HN, EC 01/7 Provence, Armée de l’Air 1994)

Refer to the kit information page over on ScaleMates for reviews and after-market products.

The kit comes with a fret of photo-etch, with parts for the instrument panel, side consoles and seat belts.

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The photo-etch seat belts were nice, but did not include the lap belts. I searched for reference photos of the Martin Baker Mk 4 seat, and added more details using Tamiya masking tape strips.

Additionally, I replaced the over-sized ejection pull ring using stretched sprue. The missing top pull-ring was also added.

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Here’s the seat primed and base-coated in black, ready for brush painting.

 

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This kit also features an avionics bay.
I added some cabling and wires for visual interest. Some “artistic liberty” was taken here.

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