The British Aerospace Hawk in its various incarnations (T1, T2, T-45, 200) is an aircraft that I can say that I have some experience with. There are 22 completed models in the collection so far, and today’s completion represents #23.
This is most current Airfix tooling, which is a simple and easy to assemble kit with very few vices. Given that it was an overall black paint scheme as well, even painting was a relatively pain-free task. Decals came from Xtradecal 72233, one of that company’s periodic RAF special scheme updates. This particular Hawk belongs to 208 Squadron RAF, based at the RAF Valley, and flown by Kidd and Atlett. The markings come from 2016. I did add a Master pitot. Those are great little aftermarket parts and well worth investing in.
Not much else to be said. The current Airfix is the gold standard of Hawks, and unless I am putting together a T-45 (which I currently am, using the Wolfpack boxing of the Italeri kit with extras and a Caracal decal sheet) this is the kit I would use. Xtradecal has a huge range of Hawk decals, from basic squadron markings to rather elaborate specials.
This is completed aircraft #489 (6 aircraft, 0 ordnance, 2 vehicles for the year 2018), finished in May of 2018.