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#1 dylan the rabbit

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 03:42 AM

This is a really old project that I've been promising myself to finish. I started it in the New Year of 2005, and it's been sitting in a box for the last few years. Here's where I am so far without any new work on it.

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The cockpit has been assembled, and brush painted with a home-made RAF cockpit green concoction from Revell paints. Buggered if I'll be able to get the mix right again as all the old stuff's gone off! I think the shade's about right. I relied heavily on the SAM Modellers datafile and images off the net for this. I've got some Tamiya IJN cockpit green, and am going to respray it, reposition the seat, and tart it up a bit as I don't like the way I finished it then.

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I bought an MDC etch harness yonks ago, and that'll be going in.

I've got some Mike Grant instrument decals and am sanding the back of the kit instrument panel down, so that when I sit them on plastic card glued behind the panel, they won't look so recessed.

Taka taka taka taka taka....



Nick

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#2 Azgaron

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 12:02 PM

Looking good so far! Hope you can finish it this time Nick!

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 08:22 AM

Right. I've done a little reworking on the cockpit frame as I wasn't happy with what I first did.

I resprayed it with doctored Tamiya cockpit green, added a few Mike Grant decals and bits of wiring. I removed the seat (which I positioned really badly first time round) and my next bit of work will be spraying the MDC etch harness prior to installing that.

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Thanks for looking.

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 09:07 AM

looking good dylan :) those mike grant decals look the business they really draw the eye in :speak_cool:

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 06:41 PM

The harness has gone in, and it doesn't look too bad!

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I've now undertaken the lengthy task of sanding and rescribing the fuselage rivets and panel access screws. Didn't want them all raised 70's style!

Pics when I can.

Taka taka taka taka taka taka....

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 07:17 PM

I've got the old 70s on in disgusting blue plastic (with a box of spares in grey from flash service!!)

I'm dreading the day I start restoring it. I have a full fuselage and an engine that doesn't fit in the bay.... Looks like it's coming out and the cowl panels are going on! Dunno bout the .303 housings as the panels are glued in place. (My bro started it years ago) I'll cut them out and see what the guns are like, it'd be good to show off at least some of the features of this hoooooooooooge model.

I'll be watching this thread with envy above all!!!!!! Keep up the good work.

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 07:34 PM

Looks rather smart this one Nick, even more so as its a Hurricane :wub: :wub: :wub:

:popcorn: & :beer: at the ready for this :thumbsup2:

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 07:39 PM

Looks rather smart this one Nick, even more so as its a Hurricane :wub: :wub: :wub:

:popcorn: & :beer: at the ready for this :thumbsup2:

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I agree Bex, Nothing quite like the Hurri for all out slogging, Spitfire Schmidtfire (pun intended lol). Something about these 8 .303s clustered up like that that says "I mean ***ing business!!" :wicked:

I bow to a fellow Hurri lover B)

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 03:37 AM

Cheers there fellow Hurri lovers...

Stuart, I agree with the poer fitting of the engine and gun bays etc.

I tried dry fitting the engine, and the cowling panels just won't shut.

I'm leaving all of those bits out (should cut down on the weight of the spindly undercarraige if I use the kit parts and don't upgrade to metal ones!).

Cheers,

Nick

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 03:06 PM

Cheers there fellow Hurri lovers...

Stuart, I agree with the poer fitting of the engine and gun bays etc.

I tried dry fitting the engine, and the cowling panels just won't shut.

I'm leaving all of those bits out (should cut down on the weight of the spindly undercarraige if I use the kit parts and don't upgrade to metal ones!).

Cheers,

Nick


Superb, I'm glad I'm not the only one!!!! lol

I'm nervous about opening up the gun bays though :undecided:

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 08:10 PM

That's a very passable colour for interior grey green. :)

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 09:26 PM

Oh Lord - another bloody clever cogs.



PS Like it - always wanted to do one of these.

#13 dylan the rabbit

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Posted 07 July 2008 - 10:15 AM

I've made a little bit of progress on the Hurricane, having spent most of my efforts (when I can) on the Defiant, and finishing off the Rhodesian Spitfire.

The IP's done. It looks crap blown up like this (in fact I've noticed a couple of touchups to do with black paint), but looks fine in the cockpit. Decals are Mike Grant, and are probably all wrong, but they look alright to me. The panel was sanded as thin as possible, and the decals stuck on a piece of card which was then glued on the back. The dials were filled in with Klear.

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As far as the fuselage is concerned, I'm not going to go nuts on rescribing the whole damm load of rivets. I'll never finish it otherwise. I'm just concentrating on the panel access screws, by sanding down the Airfix ones, and rescribing a circle and a pin hole for each one. As you can see, I've already bodged a few, and am filling/resanding/rescribing again.

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I imagine a few more days of this before I can fit the cockpit in and start on the wings.

Cheers,

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Posted 07 July 2008 - 10:20 AM

Looking good Nick.

Doesn't the Hurri look purposeful? I must get around to building some Hurri's.

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Posted 07 July 2008 - 04:21 PM

Cheers Daz.

Wish I had more purpose and enthusiasm for this rescribing lark.. :hanging:

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 09:06 AM

Wow Nick

Your insrtrument panel looks fantastic! Are those decals 1/24th scale 'cos they look pritty good for size!
Hang in there with the rescribing, the finished results are always worth it!

Thanks for the inspiration to get onto my Hurricane.

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 02:53 PM

Very nice looking IP, Nick! Good luck with the rescribing!

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 02:47 PM

Veeeeeeerrrryyyyy slow progress on the Hurricane due to the Spitfire and Defiant builds, and the fact modelling time is zero at the moment due to family commitments.

Anyway, I made a little progress.

Finished rescribing the cowling fasteners as much as I could be bothered, inserted the IP and cockpit, glued the lower cowling panels on, glued the ailerons together and have put it all together as a dry fit. Lots of tarting up to do, but it's coming together.

I'm leaving the engine and petrol tank assembly out of the kit.

The pics are grainy and I shot them without flash, so I've had to push them a bit in Photoshop, hence the colours are off a little..

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She's a big bugger..

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And here, in a semi state of flyby with the 1/32nd Revell Spitfire.

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More to follow whenever!

Cheers,

Nick

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 03:00 PM

Nick,
Nice one m8. All your efforts are paying off.
Stick with it.

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 03:08 PM

Very nice progress Nick! Looking very good! She sure is large!

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