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corsaircorp

My after Spit relaxing, Hurricanes Mk I Classic Airfitaleri

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corsaircorp    2,171

Hello dears,

Relaxing is more a kind of joke.

For my Battle of France serie, I will pay some respect to a great british pilot, Mr Roland P. Beamont

So I need a bipale 87th Sqdn Hurricane

I've since décades the old Airfix Hurricane, I missed the fabric wing.

I bought the Italeri but the wings are also the metallic one.

So I buy the Heritage fabric wing and I receive a Classic Airframe from a friend.

Well, a Battle of France, a BoB one and an MTO one, a dream...What else ??

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Here are the fuselages

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From above, Italeri, Airfix and Classic

I remake an interior for the Airfix, but the Heritage wing is poorly moulded, need some .. Guess what ?? Putty and sanding

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So, I keep going on this one too, depending of my mood.

I really like this kind of challenge.

Thank for watching.

Corsaircorp

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Troy Smith    2,450

Hi CC

 

well.... this IS my  speciality area.   Here's some relevant background info on the above kits.   

 

Best CA build I have seen, sorting out most of  the problems....

note  the links about interior colours

Kits for Cash fabric wing

Italeri Hurricane,this is the Sea Hurricane

 

This is also a very useful thread, as this is a poorly documented area, thanks to the other contributors, this is the best guide on the subject anywhere

 

I also highly recommend this for sorting out early Hurricane camo  and markings

http://www.boxartden.com/gallery/index.php/Profiles/Camoflage-Markings/03-Hawker-Hurricane

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have a read,  note  the links.

any questions ?  

 

HTH

T

 

 

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corsaircorp    2,171
7 hours ago, Troy Smith said:

Hi CC

 

well.... this IS my  speciality area.   Here's some relevant background info on the above kits.   

 

Best CA build I have seen, sorting out most of  the problems....

note  the links about interior colours

Kits for Cash fabric wing

Italeri Hurricane,this is the Sea Hurricane

 

This is also a very useful thread, as this is a poorly documented area, thanks to the other contributors, this is the best guide on the subject anywhere

 

I also highly recommend this for sorting out early Hurricane camo  and markings

http://www.boxartden.com/gallery/index.php/Profiles/Camoflage-Markings/03-Hawker-Hurricane

Hawker%20Hurricane%20Camo%20&%20Marks_Pa

 

 

have a read,  note  the links.

any questions ?  

 

HTH

T

 

 

Hello again Troy,

Wow, should I dream a better start at this project ??

I did'nt choose the BoB markings, I will surely find an interesting one in all these documents.

Once again, thank you.

I picked up some photos for the Beamont's hurricane, even if there were rarely aircrafts assigned to one and only pilot at the time.

Be sure that I will look at all this carefully.

That remind me of one of the first digging we tried on a British Hurricane crashed in May '40.

This has given a lot of juridical squabblings and all has been stopped by order of the police.

Luckily, it was not always that way..:unsure:

Thank you.

Sincerely.

Corsaircorp

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corsaircorp    2,171

Hello Dears,

I take it back a bit,

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I worked on the Heritage wing and on my scratchbuild interiors

See you later.

Sincerely.

Corsaircorp

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corsaircorp    2,171

No doubts, the Heritage wing has been engineered for the Airfix kit ...

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A little bit cleaner, will continue soon.

Have a nice day.

Sincerely.

Corsaircorp

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corsaircorp    2,171

Hello Dears,

sometimes I picked another old project

No kits are never doomed to me, just waiting for me to take it back !

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More to come soon.

Have a very good modelling week end !

Sincerely.

Corsaircorp

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corsaircorp    2,171

Hello dears,

Let's follow on the Hawker factory

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Both wings seem about right

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See you later dears !

Have a very nice modelling time

sincerely.

CC

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Max Headroom    6,016

Following this with interest. Three kits into one is epic.

 

What will you do with the left over parts?!

 

Trevor

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corsaircorp    2,171

Hello Trevor;

As a left over part, I just have a metallic wing from Airfix, that will may be help another Hurricane Mk II Hobbycraft !

I'm making 3 Hurricanes in 1 shot in fact  :rambo:

The Italeri will be a recce Hurricane in Malta :guitar:

Don't know wich one for the BoB ? Any suggestion ?

Think that the heavily improved Airfix will be the R. Beamont's one , LK Something in France.

But if I can help with some parts... Just tell it

I make the interior parts since there's Nothing in that old Airfix and as a jig for the Hobbycraft ones...

Will surely have a fourth Hurri Mk I if I fell on an Airfix new tool one ! I know , I'm heavily addicted !

Will order a 5th Spitfire Mk IX.:shocked:

Is there any doctor down here ? My shrink has commited suicide ...

Do not hesitate if I can help !

Sincerely.

CC

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James B    123

Think I'll tag along for the ride here, if I may. 

 

What an undertaking, I can't wait to see these progress.

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corsaircorp    2,171
5 hours ago, James B said:

Think I'll tag along for the ride here, if I may. 

 

What an undertaking, I can't wait to see these progress.

Hello James,

You're welcome ! Progresses are slow but have a cigar, a beer whatever !

My philosophy is "even a very old kit deserve a place in the cabinet "

So, correcting, adding some scratching, and learn to sleep with some flawes !

Thank for the kind words !

Sincerely.

Corsaircorp

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Troy Smith    2,450
12 hours ago, corsaircorp said:

I just have a metallic wing from Airfix, that will may be help another Hurricane Mk II Hobbycraft !

the Hobbycraft  is basically a clone of the Airfix kit,  but as Mk.IIc

The Airfix wing would allow you to make a IIa or IIb without rescribing the gun access hatches, but you'd need to rescribe the wing to match the HC kit.

 

The Aardvard/Hertiage wing was made for the Airfix fuselage,  though a better donor kit would be the Ark kit,  as it has engraved fuse and an interior copied from Hasegawa,but a terrible wing construction.

 

12 hours ago, corsaircorp said:

Think that the heavily improved Airfix will be the R. Beamont's one , LK Something in France.

I've not seen a decent pic of Beamont's plane in France.

 

remember for a early Mk.I you need 5 spoke wheel hubs,  you can use 5 spoke ones from an Eduard spitfire which comes  with 3 types(you can usee the 4 spoke to improve the basic airfix/Hobbycraft hubs,andtoreplace the too small ones in the Hasegawa kit if you drlll  out the old ones with a 6mm drill bit)

if you are rescribing the Airfix fuselage,  don't  scribe in this hatch. this was not on the L**** and N**** serial planes....

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Note that CA get both the hatch and wheel hubs wrong......

 

HTH

T

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corsaircorp    2,171
6 hours ago, Troy Smith said:

the Hobbycraft  is basically a clone of the Airfix kit,  but as Mk.IIc

The Airfix wing would allow you to make a IIa or IIb without rescribing the gun access hatches, but you'd need to rescribe the wing to match the HC kit.

 

The Aardvard/Hertiage wing was made for the Airfix fuselage,  though a better donor kit would be the Ark kit,  as it has engraved fuse and an interior copied from Hasegawa,but a terrible wing construction.

 

I've not seen a decent pic of Beamont's plane in France.

 

remember for a early Mk.I you need 5 spoke wheel hubs,  you can use 5 spoke ones from an Eduard spitfire which comes  with 3 types(you can usee the 4 spoke to improve the basic airfix/Hobbycraft hubs,andtoreplace the too small ones in the Hasegawa kit if you drlll  out the old ones with a 6mm drill bit)

if you are rescribing the Airfix fuselage,  don't  scribe in this hatch. this was not on the L**** and N**** serial planes....

Mail_being_loaded_into_a_Hurricane_Mk_II

 

Note that CA get both the hatch and wheel hubs wrong......

 

HTH

T

Thank you Troy,

This hatch is present on the later version of the Mk I ?

I don't know photos of Bee's Aircraft and there are several ones.

Since they did'nt have any Aircraft assigned, and at the time being, Bee was a junior officer, so he seemingly did'nt deserve it.

Some aces or reporter's favourites have an Aircraft assigned.

Do you know the last searches from J.L. Roba about the RAF in France ??

Edited in "Batailles aériennes" #67,68,70,71 and 72.

Jean Louis has thoroughly searched and he did a day by day, sometimes hour per hour report !

I spend a lot of time reading these !

1St volume about the Battle, then 2 about the Hurricane and the last 2 about Blenheim !

Of course it is in french !

Sincerely and thank again !

CC

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Troy Smith    2,450
5 hours ago, corsaircorp said:

This hatch is present on the later version of the Mk I ?

yes, the hatch was introduced into production in early 1940,  Dave Wadman aka @tango98 said IIRC that he'd seen photos of very late N**** serial planes with this hatch,  (but all the N**** I have seen do not have it) and it was standard from then on,   so most Mk.I's and all other versions have this,  which is why kits have this.

The 72nd Airfix fabric wing does not have it ,the only one I know of.

 

5 hours ago, corsaircorp said:

Do you know the last searches from J.L. Roba about the RAF in France

I know there was some discussion on this,  and a link to a PDF sample.

I hope the research was better than the  profile posted in the sample

see

http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234963507-all-the-hurricane-questions-you-want-to-ask-here/&do=findComment&comment=1673827

 

There are somet threads on Battle of France Hurricanes,  I'll see if I can find them.

cheers

T

 

PS

87 sq in France w fin stripes

http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234946963-hurricane-1-87-sqn-lille-seclin-france-1940/

 

http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234951615-paul-richey-hurricane-questions/

 

http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234952052-aasf-air-component-bef-hurricane-colours-markings/


this has a load more links in post #2

lots to read,   hope of use.

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