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Tony Whittingham

It's a Hurricane, but not as we know it...

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Hello All,

I've always liked the idea of a silver hurricane, so I picked this one to replicate. In essence, I converted the metal wing BoB Hurricane to a fabric wing early 1939 version.

The finish is entirely Alclad, High speed Silver for the fabric areas, and a 50:50 mix of Polished aluminum and Chrome for the engine cowl.

Decals were Aviaeology  Hurri stencils ,and bespoke Civil registration done by a friend who had an ALPS printer.

All comments greatly appreciated. Thanks for looking.

Regards,

TW

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Duxford Hurricane

 

A silver Hurricane did exist. I took this at Duxford when the Historic Aircraft Collection was undergoing a repaint in the 1990s

 

Your interpretation of the metal and fabric looks spot on. 

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Impressive finish! I like the different tones to simulate the different materials of the skin of the aircraft, well thought out. Well done sir!

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That thud you just heard was my jaw hitting the ground. Fabulous job. 

 

Pete

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Fantastic work with the big Airfix Hurricane!

 

Er… shouldn't the wings show at least some semblance of rib tapes to indicate that they're fabric covered, in 1:24th scale? Or did I misunderstand the purpose of the exercise, perhaps?

 

Great modelling anyway!

 

Kind regards,

 

Joachim

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Having never really mastered the art of shiny polished aluminium, this looks great. Really well done, whatever the representation of the wings shows. I'm in awe. Paul

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4 hours ago, Spitfire31 said:

Fantastic work with the big Airfix Hurricane!

 

Er… shouldn't the wings show at least some semblance of rib tapes to indicate that they're fabric covered, in 1:24th scale? Or did I misunderstand the purpose of the exercise, perhaps?

 

Great modelling anyway!

 

Kind regards,

 

Joachim

Hello Joachim,

 I intended to put on rib tapes using 0.005 strip, but I had a lot of difficulty trying to get consistent adherence, and removed them. My justification for doing so was a photo on the web of a fabric wing Hurricane being re-armed. In that close-up, you cannot see the rib tapes, never mind the ribs. Another factor was the kit detailing of rib tapes being inconsistent (ailerons different from rudder and elevators). I scrubbed all of them off as best I could, which caused the paint prep to take 3 months, while I repolished all back to smooth surfaces.

 

regards,

 

Tony

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What a cracking looking Hurricane,........ love what you have done and it certainly looks impressive, especially in such a large scale.

 

Cheers

         Tony

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Outstandingly good and very different - I also really like this and impressed with how you achieved the differing tones between metal and fabric.  Simply superb.

 

Regards

 

Dave

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Superb build quality and beautifully done Alclad work! A really nice and different Hurricane.

 

Cheers

 

Malcolm

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One of the best metal/silver finishes I've seen.

I cannot imagine the effort that must have gone into this flawless finish.

Excellent work.

:goodjob:

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Very impressive work, nicely done

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