Intakes and Exhaust systems are next.
For the Kinetic Alpha Jet this means two full length inlet ducts, moulded as two part assemblies, annoyingly I appear to have forgotten to take a picture of the separate pieces, so here are the completed assemblies
and the impeller fronts
Surprising the exhausts are a simple tube moulded into the rear of the fuselage pods.
Last up, the Hawk undercarriage
The same wheel structure as the Alpha Jet
and a multi part structure for the nosewheel
simpler to figure out
A bunch of fittings for the nose wheel bay
The main bay itself I have decided to fit into the fuselage now
The main bays are more complex
with the walls needing built up
as well as the roof section
all of which lends a lot of good detail
The main legs this time are moulded as a single piece, which will be painted along with all the other parts
The Airfix has a different take on the undercarriage
being built up more like a car
with a subframe to which the main legs are attached
and then fitted into the lower fuselage
and a cross brace added
The rest of the parts will just need painted
Next on the Kinetic Alpha Jet the undercarriage
First the main bay
a simple but effective design
The wheels themselves, a slightly unusual design. It will making painting easier, but those two piece tyres will necessitate repainting the seams after assembly
Same design for the nosewheel
The undercarriage legs are multi piece, and well detailed
but the instructions are as vague as this picture regarding assembly
The main undercarriage legs are slightly better
and the design actually makes assembly fairly logical
Finally there are all the wheel bay covers that will need painted
as well as the interior of the lower fuselage
Now onto the seats
multi part affairs for the Kinetic Alpha Jet
fit is not the best, but the top cushion will be fixed with some white putty and the rest is covered by seat panels
These seat covers, ready for painting
We also have a couple of ejector handles
and some PE seatbelts,
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