Dynavector 1/48 DH Hornet - by Peter Dasso

The model is made from the 1/48 Dynavector kit, which is still the most accurate Hornet kit available. The canopy was corrected by adding some length to it with CA glue, then trimming and sanding to shape. The tail needs to be adjusted as well by sanding the tip of the fin to the correct shape. The wings need to have the majority of the panel lines filled in, as the real Hornet had an almost seamless wooden wing. I used "DH Hornet and Sea Hornet" by Tony Buttler, David Collins, & Martin Derry as my primary reference for this model, and I highly recommend it to any interested in building this plane as it's the only Hornet book out there featuring accurate and well researched color profiles of the plane. The plane I built is WB880 of the Far East Training Squadron, based at RAF Butterworth (Malaysia) in 1954. The plane is depicted in the typical ferry configuration, with droptanks (Barracuda resin) and rocket rails installed. The undercarriage is improved greatly with the addition of Barracuda 4-slot 32" resin wheels. The wing tip lights were scratch built using chunks cut out of a clear toothbrush handle, then sanded to shape and polished.

Barracuda Studios products used:
BR48218 DH Hornet / Sea Hornet Droptanks
BR48216 DH Hornet / Sea Hornet mainwheels
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