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The Dassault Ouragans (= Hurricane) were the first French manufactured fighters of the Israeli Air Force. They came into service in 1955 when the plane type replaced the Gloster Meteors as the most modern fighters of the IAF. The Ouragans saw combat service in the Suez conflict (1956) until the Six Day War (1967), and were only replaced in January 1973, just before the Yom Kippur War. A dozen IAF Ouragans were subsequently sold to the El Salvador Air Force. After seeing the Ouragan at the IAF Museum, Hatzerim in 2005, I decided to build the shark mouthed fighter with the black and yellow Suez campaign identification stripes. IsraDecal make decals in 1/48 scale for that fighter but the only plastic kit I could find was Heller's kit in 1/72 scale. Finally, I found a 1:48 resin kit on the net by the French manufacturer JMGT which I ordered and the decals from IsraDecal. This was the first resin kit I had ever built. The only plastic part of the kit was the canopy. The landing gear and a few other parts were of white metal and photoetch. It was a "long march" with the resin kit, but it was actually of very good quality and the assembly was much easier than I had feared. I finally finished the Ouragan, and IMHO it resembles the very fighter quite satisfactorily. The Dassault Ouragan at the Israeli Air Force museum in Hatserim in 2005
This year I plan to start 126 GBs and hope to finish one. At least it seems so. This is the third GB this year and my other two are still in early stages. Nevertheless I will enter a small resin kit which looks quite nice in the box and I plan to build it OOB. OK - knowing me this will be unlikely but I will try hard. I will build a resin kit from JMGT: A Potez 53 air racer which won the 1933 Coupe Deutsch de la Meurthe (#10 won, #12 retired after the fourth lap). the Musee de l'Air et de l'Espace has a Potez 53 in its collection. Here is the box and the parts: So everything is there: Reasonable detail from the box, low parts count, simple paint job. What can go wrong? ;-) René
Hi, working on a Potez 53 from JMGT (here: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234978587-148-potez-53-air-racer-jmgt-resin-kit/)I found these litte kits to be rather simple to build - as long as you can keep yourself from super detailing these tiny planes. So I decided to start my C 460 as well. Here is what you get in the box: Casting is extreemly good with very little to clean up. Decals (markings for two different aircrafts) and two canopies are included as well. Here are the parts after a wash - the toothbrush gives an idea about the small size of the air racer: Rene
JMGT (http://www.jmgt.fr/ site is down for the moment) has juste released a 1/48th Potez 53 - winner of the Deutsch de la Meurthe contest in 1933 - resin kit - ref. AR22. Source: http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/JMGTAR22 V.P.