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Old 23-12-2006, 06:17 PM   #101
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Most of the background information that appeared in Starlog was written by the editor David Hirsch to flesh out articles about the ships. Other than what appeared in the series writer's guide or actually appeared on screen, the rest can mostly be regarded as creative fiction. One can assume and speculate about the Hawk a lot but there is no official canon history for it.
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Old 04-01-2007, 12:39 AM   #102
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Okay to get back to technicalities, what scale is the Ratio 478 Pratt Truss Gantry used on the Hawk. N gauge seems to small.
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Old 04-01-2007, 01:22 AM   #103
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The N guage kit is the one. "N" guage is the scale (the N standing for 9mm track gauge). It's either 1/148th or 1/160th scale depending on which country you're in but the kit is refered to as N Gauge. There are only a few very minor parts used and these could be easily fabricated if finding the kits is difficult.
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Old 04-01-2007, 01:26 AM   #104
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Here's the kit.

http://members.cox.net/hobby/pratt.jpg

Finding the kit was not difficult just months ago. I know that doesn't mean much since kits seem to come and go. Pick yourself up a couple. There may not be many parts from the kit used, but they are used on more than one Space:1999 replica.

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Old 04-01-2007, 01:52 AM   #105
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That clears it up thanks guy!
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Old 11-09-2007, 11:50 PM   #106
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I'm at a standstill at this point, I'm still not happy with the cockpit I've made and I'm still daunted by the Main Thruster, not to mention a few other details. I have not worked on it for months. In the meantime I've moved and I have yet to even unpack it. The same goes for my replica unlimited hawk.
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Old 13-09-2007, 09:13 PM   #107
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Actually I have a small correction to make (as pointed out to me by Mk IX Fan - thanks). The kit is actually "OO" gauge or 4mm to the foot (roughly 1/72nd). The confusion over the "N" comes from the plans which state: "Platt or 'N' Truss Signal Gantry". Sorry, I remembered the 'N' out of context. The correct kit is Kit No 478. Well spotted Colin.
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Old 22-09-2007, 05:45 AM   #108
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I've got a studio scale Hawk, a replica of the big 30" model built fo rme by Jim Small.

It's not something I'd feel up to attempting myself, but Jim did his usualy fabulous job and this beast is the pride of my collection.

Here's a picture of it parked beside my PE 23" Eagle.....

I MUST see that model the next time I visit Atlanta! I love it.
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Old 22-09-2007, 07:16 AM   #109
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Lovely build. I'm just up to painting my Warp Hawk at present, there are some very nice details there. I'm glad this thread has been bumped.
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Old 22-09-2007, 09:14 AM   #110
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That is one nice Hawk model.
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Old 22-09-2007, 10:28 PM   #111
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Count me as another appreciator! My second favortite ship after the Eagle (of course). That studio scale replica is just amazing.

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The all white version would definitely be the "pure" version, since it was the way the craft was originally designed.
This pic has always intrigued me... it's from a set of somewhat blurry 5x7 Space:1999 prints that I picked up somewhere years ago. Maybe the model before the orange paint went on? Regardless, I've always thought it was cool so it wound up, tweaked a bit, as my avatar.

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Old 23-09-2007, 03:29 AM   #112
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JD... The original image is 1600 pixels wide. Here's a cropped section of the full res image:



I was able to sharpen some of the photo's blurriness so it's not too bad looking... but it's still too dark overall, and the white areas are somewhat crushed.

Try this link for the full res: Click!
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Old 23-09-2007, 10:09 AM   #113
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Agreed, that looks very cool.
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Old 03-10-2007, 04:25 PM   #114
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I MUST see that model the next time I visit Atlanta! I love it.

Hey, mi casa es su casa.

I just love having that model in my home office where I can look at it every day!
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Old 03-10-2007, 09:09 PM   #115
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Okay, I'll confess I haven't read all this thread, but looking at posts on the first page I see mention of earlier and later designs of the Mark IX Hawk. Did anyone ever see the Mark VII Hawk blueprints produced by Kennedy Shipyards, it was like a Hawk/Eagle hybrid.

While I know there have been debates and points about KSY blueprints the design is...interesting

http://www.kennedyshipyards.com/prod...D%20PRINTS.JPG
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Old 03-10-2007, 11:48 PM   #116
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I recon those large boosters sticking out of the side pods would put way too much strain on the attachment points.... I dunno You're right though, a cool way to make some back story. It would be fun to do a piece on the evolution of Shado craft into Alpha craft, beginning of course with the assumption that such a link exists, or is intended to exist beyond the real world.... just for fun.
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