Italeri’s original 1/48 Hawk T.1 has been re-released, with markings for four special schemes. CHRIS CLIFFORD reviews the contents.
Back in the day, Airfix’s BAE Hawk from 2003 was the only realistic choice if you wanted to build the T.1 in 1/48 scale, until the advent of Italeri’s attempt five years later. The former kit lacked interior detail somewhat, but Italeri’s offering is better on that score. China’s Hobby Boss entered the fray in 2014 with its own 1/48 T.1, and while the standard of moulding is fair, it has shape and accuracy issues.