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sacre bleu, I 'ave been posezzed by ze spirit of Gaston Marty.... ze 'fatal flawz' are all around me!.... I am once again 'Joyless Hurricane Nazi' I finally bothered to clip the main parts of the new Airfix Hurricane from their sprues and stuck them over the plans of Arthur Bentley... Oh dear I said. I wiggled the bits about but it looks like Airfix, or their CAD chaps have stretched the first fabric access panel a bit, note pencil lines and full panel shown bottom right... My camera does funny stuff to angles, but the nose is all lined up, and i checked the access panel and that's too long. same problem on the other side, on the same panel, which is different shape though (check pic below for the shape) This could be a problem inherited from their old 1/48th Hurricane, which is also a little bit too long in the rear fuselage. in the real world I think it's not going to notice but the more obsessive amongst us (who me?) could do some careful surgery to correct this, as cuts could be done on panel lines and the smooth 'doghouse' area and canopy rails to disguise cuts needed. The other pencil line on the cowling is where you would put in a splice if you wanted a Mk II if anyone is curious. To forestall questions as to the provenance of the plans... .this is the background to them http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234954758-hawker-hurricane-scale-plans/ Before anyone bleats on about Hasegawa, their kit has overdone fabric and some totally spurious 'bands' on the edges of the fabric panels, like this, plus fantasy panel line behind the cockpit and no shaped edge to the canopy opening. compare, note the Hase kit has 'bands' at the edges of the panel and where it joins the rear fuselage. The real thing does not, the line of the stringers are unbroken. Also gives you a good idea about the Hase fabric representation. And there should not be a panel line behind the cockpit, this is a strip of fabric reinforcement, where the fabric covered plywood 'dog kennel' ends and the stringers begin. Annoyingly Classic Airframes also copies this error[as do Pegasus and AZ...]. Not an easy fix. accurate restoration. I have a Hase fuselage I've been trying to sand in the correct shape. Made more tricky by butting up against a metal panel. I'm not sure how best to correct this. As can also be seen the fabric effect is not great, a bit 'skinny cow' the real thing has fabric taught between the stringers. and the other side, which well shows how the fabric should look, in particular look at the '7' and the highlights. look carefully at the yellow in the roundel, and you can just make out the tapes applied over each stringer. Now you know what too look for, here's a restoration, and you can see this clearly. Also note the spurious panel line on the Hase at rear of doghouse. from http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234967342-best-148-hurricane-kit/ The above show what a good job Airfix have done on representing the fabric though. more checking and looks like there is a problem with the DH spinner...right shape but too long, but looks fixable... more later... PS - the 'other' new 1/48 kit was the Italeri one, which is an exercise in spot the amount of errors we can make. http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234935596-sea-hurricane-148-italeri/#entry1390213