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* Hawker Hurricane Mk1: FINISHED


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Hello all.

Just a few pic's of my intended model for this group build. I have made a wee start, still along way too go!

First the box art that inspired the inflight display.

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Next I've made a start on the new prop shaft. Made out of brass and a nice push fit into the prop hub.

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Modified the kit part(front of the Merlin) so the prop shaft runs freely through it.

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The electric motor. Hopefully it still works!

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And finally all the pieces together. Thinking I might use RTV to hold the motor in. Might be more forgiving with any alignment issues.

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Thats all the work done so far. Looking forward to see how this turns out.

Thanks for looking.

Richard.

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Hello again

Thanks everyone for the feed back. Erwin I would love to have the Dornier in there too but I'll start with one spinning prop for now!

Speaking of spinning props. I've managed to find out if the motor still works.

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Thanks for looking

Richard.

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Hello all

Making progress very slowly. Got the motor fixed into place. The internal gap between the exhaust stub position was about 10.7mm. The motor body across flats was 10mm. So with two pieces of 0.39mm plastic it was a nice push fit. Just a couple of drops of CA glue to hold it there.

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Was a bit of a fiddle to get the spindle to line up at the front end. But I got there eventually.

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The airframe is going to be mounted on a base(yet to be made!) through a hole on the underside.

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And with a hiss and a roar it all bursts into life! Sorry about the poor photo.

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Pilot in the process of being painted. Hopefully when the canopy is on you won't notice he is flying without his hand on the control stick!

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Thats all for now. Be getting more done in the following days.

Cheers

Richard

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Pilot in the process of being painted. Hopefully when the canopy is on you won't notice he is flying without his hand on the control stick!

Look mum no hands! :bristow:

Great work.

Cheers

Tim

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Hello all

Thanks for the feedback. Helps keep me inspired. Well I've got a wee bit more done over the weekend.

The prop is painted and looks the bizz when its spinning away!

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Douglas has had his make-up applied and is looking quite surly!

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Also used the the kit decal for the instrument panel.

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Thanks for looking.

Richard :thumbsup:

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Richard: Your pilot looks like he has an attitude...Bl--dy Bosch..! eh?

Cheers,

ggc

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  • 1 month later...

hello folks.

More progress. Applied the war paint to the airframe. Humbrol 163 RAF Dark green, Aeromaster Dark Earth and Sky underside.

Used a photo copied image from the instruction sheet to mark out the camo.

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Thanks for looking

Richard :speak_cool:

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Hello again,

Thanks everyone for the feed back. Well got some more done on the 'cane. All painted, decaled and most of the weathering done.

Just waiting for the base/ stand to get done. Hopefully this week I'll her all finished up with a final matt varnish!

Had a bit of a disaster when I glued the prop on. Broke one and a half of the blades off! :shithappens: Was able to glue them back on.

Good thing you can't see them when they're spinning!

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Like I said hope to get all finished this week. Thanks for looking.

Richard :speak_cool:

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Hello everyone.

Thanks Erwin for your feeed back.

Well I'm happy to say this build is over! All done! Finetto! Here are the pic's to prove it!

Starting with the base.

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Machined out of aluminium.

Now the inflight pic's

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And there we have it. Had fun with this kit and I hope to do more inflight displays with future builds.

Thanks to everyone for the feed back. Hope you enjoyed.

Cheers Richard :speak_cool:

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