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Tony`s 2016 Menagerie part 1- Hurricane`s & Spitfire`s!!!

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I`ve split my Yearbook into two this year, starting with this one for the Hurricane`s and Spitfire`s.......all are brush painted apart from the silver ones which were done using a rattle can! so here we go; 

 

Some Hurricanes;

 

1/72nd Mk.IV`s,.....Legato

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Another Legato Hurri, this time a Mk.IId from 6 Sqn based in the western desert;

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A Legato Mk.IIc of the Royal Egyptian Air Force;

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Another Legato Mk.IIc from the Air Letter Delivery Service, June 1944;

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1/72nd Airfix Mk.I with Alley Cat resin `metal'  wing and later windscreen;

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Also built using the Alley cat set with the Airfix kit, a Sea Hurricane Mk.Ib with its hook removed from 129 Sqn RCAF in Cananda;

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1/72nd revamped old Airfix kit with resin nose etc to build a 134 Sqn, 151 Wing Mk.IIb based in Russia;

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1/48th scale revamped Hasegawa MkIIc, 242 Sqn, Malta wearing a scheme `implied upon' by a few old Malta veterans who said that they repainted the first batch of Spitfire`s "just like they did the Hurricane`s" using Blue Grey paintl;

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Hasegawa 1/48th Hurricane conv to a Mk.XII from 135 (Bulldog) Sqn, RCAF, Western Air Command, Canada;

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Another Hasegawa 1/48th Hurri, this is a Mk.IIb from 273 Sqn based in Ceylon, Sept 1943;

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Hasegawa Mk.IIc, 1/48th, 1 Sqn SAAF, Western Desert;

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Another Hasegawa 1/48th Hurri,......a Mk.IV of 6 Sqn based in Palestine during 1946;

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Airfix 1/72nd Mk.i FABRIC WINGED, `Collies Battleship', L1669, originally sent to Egypt for tropical trials. black and white undersides and Middle Stone was later added to cover the original Dark Green areas of camo,...as seen here.;

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Now some Spitfire`s;

 

1/72nd Eduard Spitfire Mk.IX, MH660, 1435 Sqn, Brindisi, Italy 1944;
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1/72nd Eduard Spitfire Mk.IX, `Eleanor', WZ-GJ flown by Maj. Garth Jared CO of the 309th FS, 31st FG, USAAF

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 1/72nd Tamiya Spitfire Mk.Vb, ER763/ 59, 74 OTU,. Aqir, Palestine 1945

 

 

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1/72nd Tamiya Spitfire Mk.Vb- 40 Sqn, .SAAF in Italy 1944

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KP 1/72nd Mk.Vb of 352 (Yugoslav) Sqn;

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1/48th scale Eduard kit,`Lady Ellen III' which was the aircraft flown by Lt. Fawcett of the 309th Fighter Sqn, at Pomigliano, Italy during March 1944;

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AZ Model 1/72nd scale Spitfire Mk.XVI wearing French markings as operated by 345 Sqn in 2nd TAF during 1945;

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KP Models 1/72nd Mk.IIb- `Rochdale & District', 616 Sqn, Kirton in Lindsy, 1941;

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1/72nd Heller Spitfire XVI- 302 (Polish) Sqn, Germany 1945-46

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1/48th Eduard Spitfire Mk.VIII, 92 Sqn, Desert Air Force, Italy, November 1943

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1/72nd Hasegawa Spitfire Mk.VIII, SEAC, Wg. Cdr. Frank Carey, AFTU, Armarda Road, India 1944

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1/72nd Hasegawa kit converted into a Spitfire HF.VIII, 32 Sqn, Italy 1943/44

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1/48th Airfix with Alley Cat Vc Conv- Spitfire Mk.Vc, 457 Sqn, RAAF, Darwin, Australia 1943

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1/72nd AZ Model Spitfire Mk.VIII- 615 Sqn, SEAC, India/Burma 1944

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A Couple of Hasegawa 1/72nd Spitfire Mk.VIII`s- Australian & Sicilian Based

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601 Sqn;

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548 Sqn;

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Edited by tonyot

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I usually say something along the lines of 'splendid' but, as these are Hurricanes and Spitfires, they're all fantastic.

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A superb collection of Spitfires and Hurricane Tony, it would probably take me ten years to do that many,

and I love seeing the different schemes and variations,

 

Sean

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Not only is each and everyone a great build, you always mark them up in great but lesser known schemes that I would like to build. This is a great reference to refer back to when I do some more Hurri's & Spits. Great year in plastic mate :)

 

Cheers

Neil

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A lovely collection of excellently finished models with some very different and unusual schemes, but where do you put all these models?? :lol:

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Simply mind-blowing (in a very good way!) :D

 

Cliff

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So many great subjects completed, a joy to look at. Hope 2017 sees you in better health mate.

 

Rob

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Thanks for all of your lovely comments everybody and cheers for the good wishes,...... I`m now out of hospital following 3 spinal ops but I won`t be modelling for a while yet as I`m still convalescing,

Cheers

          Tony

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38 minutes ago, tonyot said:

Thanks for all of your lovely comments everybody and cheers for the good wishes,...... I`m now out of hospital following 3 spinal ops but I won`t be modelling for a while yet as I`m still convalescing,

Cheers

          Tony

Good to hear your out of hospital and nice to have you back on the forums. Rest up and get better

 

Rob

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Very nice work Tony, glad you are recovering after your operations.

 

 

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Hells bells Tony, that is an incredible line up of equally incredibly nicely done Hurris & Spits. I'm impressed to bits. :)

Steve.

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This is just part of last year's output? Aye Ca-rumba, you must spend all day modelling. And such great work with a brush! I bet you could restore the ceiling in the Sistine Chapel with a few pots of Humbrol. 

 

You seem to like the Legato 1:72 Hurricanes - I have several in the stash, and they look rather nice in the box. How did you find them to build?

 

Cheers,

Bill

 

PS. Number One mission in 2017 - get better! Take care of that back, mama only give you one! Having had nine back surgeries myself, I know just what you're going through. It just takes time, but you'll be up and around before you know it. I'd lay off the parachute jumps, though. 

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On 11/02/2017 at 1:07 AM, Navy Bird said:

This is just part of last year's output? Aye Ca-rumba, you must spend all day modelling. And such great work with a brush! I bet you could restore the ceiling in the Sistine Chapel with a few pots of Humbrol. 

 

You seem to like the Legato 1:72 Hurricanes - I have several in the stash, and they look rather nice in the box. How did you find them to build?

 

Cheers,

Bill

 

PS. Number One mission in 2017 - get better! Take care of that back, mama only give you one! Having had nine back surgeries myself, I know just what you're going through. It just takes time, but you'll be up and around before you know it. I'd lay off the parachute jumps, though. 

Hiya Bill,.......sorry just found this,.......yes the Legato Hurri`s are very nice, I`d say they are the best around so far,.......just watch the prop blades as they are rather ` paddled' and the canopy could do with being replaced with a vacuformed item as the lower rail is too large.

 

Thanks again for your kind remarks everybody!

 

Cheers

          Tony

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Tony, I'm always impressed by the way you manage to combine a good output of models with a high quality. This year is no exception

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