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  1. The 48th scale Sea Hurricane by Airfix presents a choice between two equally interesting subjects. In particular, P2731 is well documented in a photograph that has been published in more than one place. The best reproduction I have is in the Aeroplane Collectros' Archive issue on Fleet Air Arm Aircraft of World War II. The Airfix camouflage diagram gives the aircraft as based on HMS Eagle in 1941, however what the published photo shows is rather clearly the deck of HMS Furious. The history of this aircraft, reported in Sturtivant "Fleet Air Arm Aircraft 1939 to 1945", is:
  2. Hello good people, Here are a few pictures of my just-completed 1:72 Sea Hurricane MK Ia by Arma Hobby. Its a pretty nice kit, well detailed, and pretty forgiving to build. I built mine to represent a machine from Royal Navy's training squadron No. 760, stationed at Yeovilton, England in early 1942. I'm not entirely sure if I'm correct, but I believe no. 760 was the unit where pilots trained for hurricat duty. Hurricats were hurricanes modified for catapult launch from modified transport ships sailing in the North Atlantic convoys. In case of air attack or snooping from FW Condors, a hur
  3. I've amassed over the years a fairly large number of original photos of Indomitable during Pedestal and have now scanned most of them. Here are two images of what I assume is the same incident, cropped from larger photos of Indomitable just before, or during, operation Pedestal. It looks like 880:7G to me, though 7C is a possibility? If it is 7G, then it is Z4849. The aircraft doesn't have Pedestal identification markings, so it is possible that the incident is late July, but certainly before August 8. The engine of the aircraft appears to be missing, so perhaps an attempt to dispo
  4. Finished my Airfix Hurricane and have decided to start this one. Gonna use my new beaut cricut machine to make some camouflage masks, well that is the plan. Thrown out the paint brush and paint. There is a little bit of flash on some parts, not too bad. Thanks for looking. Stephen
  5. Finished this one two days ago, and here are the photos, followed by an interesting 'back story';Sea Hurricane IIc, NF700, 804 Sqdn, Ouston, January 1943 (1) w by Philip Pain, on FlickrSea Hurricane IIc, NF700, 804 Sqdn, Ouston, January 1943 (6) w by Philip Pain, on FlickrSea Hurricane IIc, NF700, 804 Sqdn, Ouston, January 1943 (9) w by Philip Pain, on FlickrSea Hurricane IIc, NF700, 804 Sqdn, Ouston, January 1943 (10) w by Philip Pain, on FlickrSea Hurricane IIc, NF700, 804 Sqdn, Ouston, January 1943 (22) w by Philip Pain, on FlickrSea Hurricane IIc, NF700, 804 Sqdn, Ouston, January 1943 (24)
  6. I am building a Sea Hurricane IC from the Airfix 1/48. I have the changes sorted, cannons and wing panels. However I am struggling on markings for it. I have looked at several books but they are either Ib or Mk IIc. Anyone know of a some markings or photos that that i can work from. I did find a colour profile of one that says it was on pedestal and has the yellow tail. But i cannot find any photos? All help appreciated. John
  7. The new Airfix models 1/48 Hawker Sea Hurricane Mk.IB Model Kit is in stock and available to order now.
  8. I‘ve always assumed Mk. Is were to be found on fleet carriers as fleet fighters of the day and Mk. IIs were later found on escort carriers (having not made it to fleet carriers before more capable types replaced Sea Hurricanes). However, I’ve been looking at RN escort carrier air groups and found out that some Mk. Is did briefly operate from some escort carriers before they were replaced by Mk.IIs or Martlets. Whilst there are some well-known front line squadron photographs of Mk.Is on fleet carriers (Indomitable and Victorious) around the time of the Malta convoys in July/Au
  9. After the Hurricane IIc & IIC Trop (http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234974701-132-hawker-hurricane-mkiic-iic-trop-by-fly-box-arttest-sprues-release-expected-in-february-2016/), Fly is to release in May 2016 a 1/32nd Hawker Sea Hurricane Mk.IIc - ref.32014 Source: https://www.facebook.com/1fly814/photos/pb.420937871446031.-2207520000.1451493112./443640955842389/?type=3&theater Box art V.P.
  10. I'd like to submit my entry for the Hurricane group build... Starting with the Airfix Hurricane Mk1 (New Tool), adding Eduard PE details and some Model Alliance RN decals I'm aiming to build one of the Sea Hurricane Mk1's on the decal sheet - probably P3114 in the typical coastal command colours. This is where it all starts, the necessary box of bits: The decals are still on their way from Hannants, but here is the Eduard stuff: It looks like the kit includes all the parts to build a Mk 1 or Mk1A Sea Hurricane, i.e. without the arrestor hook for CAM duties and with the arrestor hook
  11. Hi folks, Here is a sea hurricane made from Airfix's recent 1/48 hurricane. It is finished in the markings of 'Dicky Cork' of 880 Sqn onboard HMS Indomitable around the time of the invasion of Madagascar (5-7 May 1942). The kit was finished with Xtracrylix, Vallejo products and decals from the spares box. I really enjoyed this build and it went together really well. It will be interesting to see what markings Airfix release the sea hurricane with when they get round to it. Cheers Nick
  12. I am very fortunate to have a model club that host monthly contest for its members and anyone else that wants to enter a model. On a typical month, we have about 30 models on the table that range from Basic modelers who build Snap-Tites to Master Modelers who have won at the national level. Usually four or five times a year, one of the club members will “Sponsor” a special contest where they pick the subject and supply the awards. In this case, the contest was “Any Hawker Aircraft.” I found this model on the “blow-out” shelf at the local hobby shop and since I love FAA aircraft… I couldn’t
  13. This is my first RFI and I do appreciate that there are many better modellers than me on here but I enjoyed making it. It is an Airfix Modeller's Club special edition and comes along with a Swordfish. The kit is brush painted with Xtracrylix paints and I used a Peewit paint mask. It went together pretty straightforwardly but the under fuselage insert for the arrestor hook was a bit of a challenge. And I don't think I did the best job on it. Originally the pilot's head barely cleared the cockpit sill so I packed up the seat with scrap. Hope it passes muster. I had terrible problems with Photob
  14. Hello All, Here's a Revell Sea Hurricane that sort of fell together on the bench whilst I was trying to finish the Airfix Blenheim. I pushed the cockpit insert a bit further forward (should have done more) to reproduce the part that goes under the canopy, replaced the seat belts with wine bottle foil and replaced the canopy with a home-made vacform left over from a build of the ancient Airfix IVRP. There is a minuscule lump of plastic to represent a (too small?) rear view mirror perched on top of it. I also extended the arrester hook so it would actually work, and added the wire holder on th
  15. Apologies for this monster post! This subject has been touched upon in previous posts, but I thought I’d try to collate everything and add my own research, since this might affect the modelling of specific airframes, for example those within the AE9** and AF9** serial ranges present during operation Pedestal and those airframes which took part in operation Torch. I'm sure there are Hurricane experts out there who will be keen to put me right where I have misunderstood, assumed in error or just plain got it wrong! Where I have a query, I have put a '?' To briefly summarise the Royal Navy cl
  16. I'm currently building the Italeri Sea Hurricane in 48 scale, and plan to do it as Nicki, one of 835 NAS White Sea Hurricanes. Is anyone familiar with the Aeromaster Sea Hurricanes at War II decal sheet? I bought one in preparation for the build. The reference pictures I've seen of Nicki clearly show the red shield on the starboard cockpit access panel but it seems to be missing from the decal sheet Is this a known omission, or are there other reference pics of Nicki without the shield? If not, does anyone know where I might find a decal for the shield? My skills wouldn't be up to painting
  17. Hi folks, I was taking March off from modelling, pending a couple of upcoming GBs, when I decided to throw together a Revell Sea Hurricane, trying to correct a couple of outline errors in the process. The result is shown below as a rocket equipped SHurri IIC from HMS Vindex (I'm following a profile on Wings Palette, so don't know how accurate it is) but as a quick build, it met the need. Prop / spinner is from Quickboost, vacform sliding canopy is from Squadron (I think) and the rockets / rails I believe came from a Hi-Tech Smer kit of the IIC although I may be wrong. Anyway, the rest is
  18. Hi there thought i would try something different , possibly went a bit heavy on the weathering .But my thinking is these birds are out in all sorts of seas/weather hope yous like and most importantly it was fun to do!
  19. I spoke too soon. I realised that I had this "hanger queen" sitting on my to be completed shelf, it had been waiting for just a final coat of matt varnish. Built straight out of the box as a Sea Hurricane from 835 Naval Air Squadron on HMS Nairana, 1944. Brush painted Tamiya acrylics, dirtied up with some watercolours. Many thanks for looking.
  20. For this Group Build I'm planning to build Revell's 1:72 Sea Hurricane IIC along with some aftermarket that came with it when I made the purchase. Here is the obligatory box shot of the box contents and the aftermarket bits I'm using. I'm going to use the informative article written by Tony O'Toole in January 2006 issue of SAM to correct some of the issues in this kit. Corrections I plan to make include:- Detailing the cockpit and moving the armoured backrest further forward Replacing the canopy. Reducing the wing chord Correcting the wheel well to be squared off instead of following th
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