A&AEE Javelin FAW9R

Miko

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I built this one a number of years ago, I received the kit as a Secret Santa gift in a different forum, it's a Polish manufacturer 'Plastyk' kit with a poor reputation for mold quality detail and accuracy etc, but, it's an A&AEE (Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment) aircraft I knew from the reference books I had with a plan to convert the Airfix Javelin kit!

The basic is an FAW7 (which I need to build a different A&AEE Javelin that spent it's entire service life at Boscombe Down in overall dayglow orange!)

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First, cut off the FAW7 jet exhausts

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Brass tube to improve the jet intakes and 'out takes! Ha!

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The jet hot end fitted to the tubing

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Look at the quality of the styrene! a few sink marks filled with Squadron Green filler

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Created a rudimentary main landing gear bay from plasticard

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Priming and filling the gaps in ever join

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A little plasticard work on the really basic seats

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Hand painted Humbrol enamels, the worst two colours to use were white and signal red! (trainer yellow was also not good!)

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The decals behaved surprisingly well despite being quite thick

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Hard work but really satisfying when complete, I'll find another and build that dayglow orange FAW7 one day

Miko (retrospectively yours)
 
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