Kittyhawk 1/48 Jaguar A

Not much to report this week due to work commitments but today I had some bench time so I filled the join line on the fin and rescribed the detail;

I was looking for references for the ejection seat fitted to the French Jags but I eventually caved in and bought the Duke Hawkins book;

I do have an old Aeroguide about the Jag but the pictures are in black and white plus it concentrates on RAF Jaguars. This new book covers RAF,Indian and French Jags and for the price (£20.00 UK) it is very good reference so I’ll be adding some detail to the kit ejection seat.

Before I glued the wings on I made new wing tip navigation lights from chunks of red and green toothbrushes which were painted silver on the insides before being superglued into place. Once set the lights were sanded to shape then polished;

The wings and fin were then glued onto the fuselage (remembering that the main wings have a 3⁰ anhedral) and the model has been now left to set as I’m back to work tomorrow;

Once the seat has been detailed I’ll be able to get on with the cockpit and close up the front fuselage. For such a difficult kit it is actually progressing pretty well so hopefully I’ll have a built Kittyhawk Jaguar soon.

Published by andyk21

I've been a modelmaker for a verrry long time and still show no signs of growing out of it after 50 plus years. I mainly build tanks, aircraft and paint figures but generally do whatever takes my fancy whether it's historical, Science-fiction, a 'what-if' or because it has pretty colours and looks nice. I'm hoping that you find my blog interesting and useful, particularly if building a model that I have built and documented here.

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