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A good move to get a compressor. By way of advice, try to get one with a moisture trap and a built in air tank. The moisture trap is self explanatory, but the compressor will charge up the air tank (if fitted) to a constant pressure so you get a consistent spray.Ian, you just beat me to it...

Yep, the built in air tank is the way to go. I speak from experience, my budget compressor is good but it's always on when spraying.

So I have to regret not going one better.

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So Steve, push SWMBO a little bit harder and go for a future proofed model with a moisture trap, built in air tank and a regulator to vary the air pressure. Mine was £80 from my LMS. You won't need another one ever...

Cheers,

Tom.

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Hi Tom,Got a nice Revell Compressor set with a gravity feed airbrush from my LMS so no more cans of air! The scene in the Battle of Britain has

Park wearing white overalls,his Hurricane was in a standard finish,however there was a white finish applied later in the war heres Airfix,s kit I built

last yearSDC10095_zps4e98cada.jpg

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Hi Tom,Got a nice Revell Compressor set with a gravity feed airbrush from my LMS so no more cans of air! The scene in the Battle of Britain has

Park wearing white overalls,his Hurricane was in a standard finish,however there was a white finish applied later in the war heres Airfix,s kit I built

last yearSDC10095_zps4e98cada.jpg

Glad you got your compressor. Hope it serves you well.

Your Hurricane as built last year looks stunning. I love it with the little bit of camo showing on the nose. Very impressive mate.

Tom.

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stevej60

I like your really Hurricane. Airbrushes are wonderful creatures but require a little training.

Stephen

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I have often thought of doing a hurricane in this FAA scheme. You have done a lovely job of it.

Mike

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Hi Tom,Got a nice Revell Compressor set with a gravity feed airbrush from my LMS so no more cans of air! The scene in the Battle of Britain has

Park wearing white overalls,his Hurricane was in a standard finish,however there was a white finish applied later in the war heres Airfix,s kit I built

last yearSDC10095_zps4e98cada.jpg

Thanks Steve, knew white was somewhere, I saw the Battle of Britain first time round, so rusty memory.

That Hurricane looks good and the current one is as well.

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Hi folks,back to work on this one,got a new compressor and airbrush and after practicing on a couple of 1/72 kits I had half built that turned out well,

I thought the time was right to start spraying this beast so here,s the under surface colour applied.I have never pre-shaded due to the small scale I

normally do and the limitations of my original airbrush but this one is capable of decent thin lines so tomorrow I am going to give it a go.All the rest

of the sub-assemblies are ready so I should get some progress on her now.thaks for your interest.SDC11784_zpscb74e771.jpg

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I know I'm a bit late joining this but if you had wanted to open up the panels behind the cockpit I did this in my 1:32 build last year and my build thread (here) cotnains my research photos such as this:

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along with build photos like this:

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and the RFI thread is here: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234935554-132-revell-hurricane-iic-5-sqn-burma-1944-45/

Your build is looking great - mine was the old Revell Hurricane which although was boxed as a IIC was in fact the old Mk 1 with cannons stuck on the wing, which meant the nose was wrong, the panel lines on the wings were wrong and overall was a rubbish kit :) Look like you've overcome the age of the kit in this build!

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Hi Steve,

Good to see some progress on this. Looking forward to seeing how you do your pre-shading.

Kind regards,

Stix

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Hi guys,not great and the picture does,nt show the full effect but here,s my first attempt at pre-shading.Still happy with it for my standard and by the

time a wash is applied after glossing I think it will at least break up the large underside.next step the earth coat so real progress at last.SDC11791_zps7dcee8ef.jpg

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Hi folks, a bit more progress today, got a couple of coats of earth on the upper surfaces then after all the panels were over painted in a much darker

brown a couple of thinned coats of the earth again,because of the size of the B****y thing I have to take photo,s from a fair distance so the second

photo does not show do the shading very well but it looks better than the plain earth,these lines are mostly recessed so I will apply a wash as well.

She has tonight had her under carriage super glued in place so leaving it well alone to bond.SDC11814_zps1423c8e0.jpgSDC11817_zps2594d463.jpg

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Looking great this one Steve,.....I`ve just caught up with it and you are doing a superb job,......keep it up! Which scheme have you decided upon?

If you are doing LK-A then I don`t think that it had red flashes behind the spinner until after the B of B when it was painted overall black (which is another scheme possible with the kit decals) and the majority of photos posted earlier of VY-Q actually show an earlier aircraft fitted with a DH prop rather than the kit decal option which had a Rotol as per the kit and as mentioned, a slightly different style of `Q'.

Waching with great interest as a fellow Hurricane nut,

Cheers

Tony

PS- Here is my attempt, converted into a Sea Hurricane Mk.Ib a few years ago, before I was aware that most of the interior was painted silver! The DH propeller came from the Spit Vb kit;

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If you are weathering your model remember not to add chipped metal around the cockpit coaming as this was in fact wood covered with canvas,......this has spoilt the look of many a decent model. The canopy runners were metal but noting else until you reach the side panels.

TTFN,

Tony

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Thanks Tony,funny enough I have just found your Revell 1/32 build today so will be watching that with interest.I am finishing her as LK-A so no red

flashes as far as weathering Just minimum I can do an OK job in 72 scale but not clever enough on this beast.

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Good choice Steve,......I love the artwork on the escape panel and the large roundel looks really nice too,......this was a very hard worked airframe having fought in the Battle of France, Battle of Britain and the Blitz!

Keep up the good work,

Tony

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Thats got to be the neatest pre-shading I have ever seen...

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Very very nice Steve.

I really like seeing your development with lots of different things like pre-shading and the air-brush.

Still amazed at the large scale you've taken on and I have to say I'm really impressed with what you've done so far.

Got me glued to the thread bigtime!

Best of luck for the rest of the build.

Chocks away!!

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Your Hurricane is very nice Steve,

I look forward the next steps with great interest

:popcorn:

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Hiya Steve and my apologies to Troy,

I was wrong when I said earlier that Ian Gleeds`s P2798/ LK-A which has `Figaro' on the door didn`t have red trim behind the spinner because a photo on page 42 of Ian Allen`s Hurricane at War part 2,.... which shows a right hand view of this aircraft does appear to show a sash around the fairing behind the spinner,.....which continues into a short triangular trim under the exhausts! There are also some lines on the rudder too which may be pale blue and could be the start of the Sqn Ldr`s pennant worn on the rudder when it was a black painted night fighter.

There is every possibility that the aircraft also flew without this trim earlier,.....but I thought that I`d set the record straight and apologise to Troy! My scanner isn`t playing ball at the moment or else I would have sent you a copy of the pic,....hopefully if you are a real Hurri nut you`ll have the book,,

Cheers

Tony

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Hi folks,well like Bambi she is up on her very flimsy legs and I got a couple of coats of green on today so I reckon one or two more and I can start

to think of how to gloss and what to use.thanks for checking in.SDC11822_zps83811291.jpgSDC11820_zpsef59c70f.jpg

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Thats great Steve,......have you sprayed this freehand or used masks? Either way it looks as if you`ve been using an airbrush for years,.....well done mate,

You are going to get hooked on large scale model aeroplanes,....I can just tell!!?

Cheers

Tony

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Thats great Steve,......have you sprayed this freehand or used masks? Either way it looks as if you`ve been using an airbrush for years,.....well done mate,

You are going to get hooked on large scale model aeroplanes,....I can just tell!!?

Cheers

Tony

Thanks Tony yes I took a risk and sprayed free hand.Just about got away with it! I could get hooked on these large scale kits but maybe 1/32 got the new

Spitfire from revell next on the to build list but would love a crack at the Airfix P51 Big beautiful doll in 1/24 seen it for less than £24 on one site.

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Blimey, you did that freehand? That's so tidy! :o

It's coming along nicely Steve, good work B)

Cheers,

Stew

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