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Manipled Mutineer

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  1. Well, in view of my imminent departure and return only the day before the 90th birthday of the gentleman in question, although it is by no means perfect I have decided to call it a day on this build, with sincere thanks to Black Knight, RossM and FZ6 for their generosity, and to all on this thread for your interest and encouragement. Anthony
  2. As per commission, correct serials on one side, some dates relevant to the gentleman in question on the other. I hate applying serials...
  3. I've nearly finished the build and am now thinking about decals. I'm hoping for some advice on sizing and placement of roundels, flashes, codes and serials. I've heard (as I noted up thread and Mungo confirmed) that the roundels and flash were standard RAF ones with the red painted out, but any further detail would be warmly appreciated. Likewise, I'd also appreciate any hints as to location of camera ports (I believe that the arrestor hook installation would have hampered some of these) and how far up the centre line the I.d. lights were. Many thanks, Anthony
  4. Finally some progress (& a question) I've finally put on a second coat of paint, redone the props (thank heavens for a spare set), extracted, trimmed painted and affixed the vacform canopy and fettled the Airfix exhausts until they fitted. I'm now thinking about decals and am hoping for some advice on sizing and placement of roundels, flashes, codes and serials. I've heard that the roundels and flash were standard RAF ones with the red painted out, but any further detail would be warmly appreciated.
  5. Thanks Martin and Tomoshenko, I do like the Matchbox kit but the Airfix parts certainly seem to me to be a notch ahead in terms of detail, so it seemed a shame not to use them (or indeed to take advantage of this long weekend.) Provided I can do it justice, I think it's going to be an attractive-looking aircraft when finished.
  6. I'm starting to put it all together now that I have got past the mating of the Matchbox nacelles and better-detailed Airfix undercarriage, which I really wasn't looking forward to, and decided on the handling of the camera ports (decal film or similar rather than trying to drill).
  7. Well, I finally got some - a little - inspiration back, so here are the engine nacelles, 4-blade props and undercarriage, being a bit of a lash-up of Matchbox, Airfix and ??? bits:
  8. Splendid builds: I think the Mk1 Hurricane with the DH Prop is the handsomest of the breed I've built so far: looking forward to my own Belgian Hurricane build, I hope the end result is as good as yours! Kudos on the unusual Finnish and Norwegian campaign decal options too.
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