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Got a couple of the new mould Airfix 1/48 Hurricane's in The Works sale recently and decided to do something "unusual" with one of them.

I decided to finish them "au naturel" as if they hadn't been painted, to show the materials used.

The main metal areas are Alclad Duraluminum, fabric areas are Vlaajo white with a couple of drops of brown in it to represent undoped linen. Wheelbays and landing gear are Vallejo Aluminium.

I hope I've got all this right, I'm sure someone will be along to correct me if not :doh:

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I don't care if you haven't got it right or not - I just think that looks lovely. A really clever and unusual way to show of the Hurricane.

NICE.

 

Jonners

 

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22 minutes ago, Jon Kunac-Tabinor said:

Jonners

I was about to say almost the exact same. Its a great idea... Well done.

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Nicely doen. A good example of the use of mixed media in manufacturing.

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That's splendid, both the idea and the execution.

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I do like that, really unusual & a great idea.

 

Pete

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Pssst.   Don't tell anyone but it's really made of plastic!

Lovely and very different idea.  Loved it!

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As esteemed colleagues have said, congratulations on a great concept and execution.  Top job!

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That is an unusual finish brilliantly executed.

 

Trevor

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Wether your colours are spot on or not, I think you've done an original there.

Cracking job!

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Sir, I say sir, please cover yourself lest you frighten the faint-hearted!:o

 

Brilliantly done!!

 

DennisTheBear

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2 hours ago, Jon Kunac-Tabinor said:

I don't care if you haven't got it right or not - I just think that looks lovely. A really clever and unusual way to show of the Hurricane.

NICE.

 

Jonners

 

What Jonners said.

I'm on with the Sea Hurri at the mo. How did you find the wing/fuselage fitment?

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That's gorgeous work :clap2:

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Nice idea – I like it a lot.

 

Regards,

David

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I like it a lot. A clever concept.

Beautifully built and painted; it makes a really nice display piece.

 

:goodjob: 

TonyT

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Really nice, wood, metal, fabric, nice idea, it certainly makes for a different hurricane!

 

Rich

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9 hours ago, Bigdave22014 said:

I hope I've got all this right, I'm sure someone will be along to correct me if not

 

That's come out well, glad I told you about the 'doghouse' being  ply.

 

The panels under the cockpit are metal, but the ones behind this  are fabric.  (hence the stringer lines)

 

I'm not sure what the escape hatch is made of,   I suspect plywood,  as it's fabric covered as well.

 

Note scuffs on edges by swastika,   but chipped paint to metal on the catches (?) 

36355323951_4fac3d2eaa_o.jpgFigaro800x458 by losethekibble, on Flickr

The escape hatch off Ian Gleed's  LK-A  if you are curious. 

Hurricane_Ian_Gleed_87_sqd_nose_flash.jp

 

detail  comments aside,  

an excellent execution of an interesting idea for a model   :goodjob: 

 

 

 

 

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8 hours ago, FatFlyHalf said:

Pssst.   Don't tell anyone but it's really made of plastic!

Lovely and very different idea.  Loved it!

Sod it. I've been found out!

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44 minutes ago, Troy Smith said:

 

That's come out well, glad I told you about the 'doghouse' being  ply.

 

The panels under the cockpit are metal, but the ones behind this  are fabric.  (hence the stringer lines)

 

I'm not sure what the escape hatch is made of,   I suspect plywood,  as it's fabric covered as well.

 

Note scuffs on edges by swastika,   but chipped paint to metal on the catches (?) 

36355323951_4fac3d2eaa_o.jpgFigaro800x458 by losethekibble, on Flickr

The escape hatch off Ian Gleed's  LK-A  if you are curious. 

Hurricane_Ian_Gleed_87_sqd_nose_flash.jp

 

detail  comments aside,  

an excellent execution of an interesting idea for a model   :goodjob: 

 

 

 

 

Thanks Troy, wasn't sure about those couple of panels, but they appeared to have rivet/bolt heads so I assumed they were metal.....

Also wasn't sure about the hatch, but went with metal purely for durability.

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Very unusual and very well executed.

 

You did a great job mate

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WARNING - CONTAINS NUDITY!

 

What a shocking display!

 

That a great looking build. Most original.

 

 

Chris

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