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* Hawker Hurricane Mk 1


timraven1992
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Thanks TD and Mish ;),

The fuselage has been filled and sanded and rescribed.

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The wings have also been filled and sanded, although the piece that contains the gun muzzles fit very crappily and has been eating Milliput and CA thus far! :(

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The rear half of the Radiator on the bottom I have razor sawed out and replaced with a thinner piece of plastic to simulate the "droppy flappy thingie" (I'd love to know the more technical term ;) ) Also, is there a actuator rod centre rear on the inside of the flappy thingie? I'm sure I've seen it in some photos and not in others, any answers?

TIA

Cheers

Tim

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The rear half of the Radiator on the bottom I have razor sawed out and replaced with a thinner piece of plastic to simulate the "droppy flappy thingie" (I'd love to know the more technical term ;) ) Also, is there a actuator rod centre rear on the inside of the flappy thingie? I'm sure I've seen it in some photos and not in others, any answers?

That'll be the radiator shutter, I think.

Joseph

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Thanks for all the replies people ;),

I have completed the arduous job of filling/sanding x3, followed bu rescribing in the wing root area.

I used Milliput, Black enamel paint, CA and Tippex and now its finally smooth :)

I then rescribed the area with my trusty tamiya scriber and a sharp knife.

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Then I attached the horizontal stabs, these haven't been filled yet.

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I'm also happy because I got good GCSE results, and as a treat my mum contributed towards a Harder und Steenback Evolution airbrush :D, from Everything Airbrush!

Can't wait till I can give it a try ;),

Cheers

Tim

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Congrats to the good results! Btw. what is GCSE?

General Certificate of Secondary Education, basically the exams taken when you leave school.

HTH

Thanks for the replies ;),

I ordered some A/M decals for this bird from Aeromaster, and I intend to do it in Flt Lt J.A. "Johnny" Kent's colours of RF@J V6665 which he got his first victory while with 303 Sqn at Northolt in Sept 1940. I decided to do his a/c because he is mentioned in "First Light" by Geoffrey Wellum, which I am currently reading.

And its the prettiest looking plane on the sheet! :smartass:

I also had a spray-round with my new H&S Evo airbrush, and I'm in love! :wub: So easy to handle and a breeze (almost) to clean.

Much more filling, sanding and rescribing later...

I went to see how good of a fit the Rotol spinner is, and I am bloody glad I didn't leave it until after I finished painting!

See for yourself:

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I compared the shape of the nose to the profile on the Aeromaster sheet and I can see that the nose kinda "fairs" onto the spinner.

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I tried the DH spinner and it fit perfectly, bugger! :(

Anyway, sods law and all that...

5 mins later:

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Its getting there!

Cheers

Tim

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Ever weary, I test fitted the exhausts,

:(

The fit isn't quite as spectacularily crap as the other bits, but it'll have to go on before the paint stage.

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I also had a go at drilling out the exhaust, works well IMO.

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Makes quite a difference and I like it :)

Cheers

Tim

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