If you favour 1/144 scale for your modelling, you may welcome the re-release of Revell’s Hawker Hunter FGA.9 after a 20-year gap, as CHRIS CLIFFORD explains.
While the detail may not be as plentiful as that seen on larger-scale kits, those in 1/144 do provide an alternative for modellers with limited display space. That said, the refinement of certain products in this scale can still be impressive. A good example is the 1/144 Hawker Hunter FGA.9 (03833) by Revell, first released in 2001. It has not been reissued until now, and offers fans of RAF jets in this scale with a pleasing build project.
The parts, in places, do seem to share the look and breakdown of Revell’s 1/72 Hunter (still arguably the best in that scale), and there are fine panel lines too. The overall shape is faithful to the original machine. Smaller, more delicate items are moulded in situ, such as the antenna on the spine and the outboard pylon ejector fairings on the upper wings.
Above: Parts breakdown similarities between Revell's 1/72 Hunter and this 1/144 version are obvious.