Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Military aircraft vol.65: Grumman E-2C Hawkeye

Grumman E-2C Hawkeye
Out-of-the box construction.
Authentic Decals Grumman E-2C Hawkeye/Hawkeye 2000 Atlantic Fleet set
This is the old Fujimi kit of the E-2C hawkeye. It has been on my workbench for quite a while. Since i got the Kinetic/Italeri kit of the same plane in 1/48 scale, i abandoned the project. However the kit was almost done. When i found the Authentic decals set for the E-2C i decided to finish it. The fit is ok, the panel lines are o mix of raised and recessed ones and overall detail is not even close to the new Hasegawa kit of the E-2C in 1/72 scale. The decals look really nice but were hard to work with, being very fragile. Painting was done with Tamiya acrylics, and i left a little glossy finish with Future. Not a weekend project and, unless you already have this kit, go with the Kinetic or Hasegawa offering! 

1) The markings i chose for the kit:

2) The authentic decals set for E-2C Hawkeye
3) The finished kit:

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