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Hello Dears !!

An Hurricane RFI at least !!

I must say that the new Airfix kit is a real treat !! 

I did'nt add too much in it, oxygen hose and some wiring...

There will be no family pics on this thread since my first Hurricane was a mess, and this one is my first Subsaharian kit...

Subsaharian ??? A Hurricane ??

Yes Dear, and interesting for a lot of reasons...

First, she was an admiral barge...

I thank @rob Lyttle for the pics !!

I hope that I made her justice...

 

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Decals are from the Airfix Box and a DKD sheet !!

About that another thank to @tonyot for he has collaborated with DKD and for the advices !!

 

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Thanks to @Troy Smith Our hurricane guru !!

 

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The weathering has been kept minimal since it is an aircraft from Rhodesian Training Air Group, so more time to clean up the planes !!

Then she was the boss's pony....

But as we still are in Africa... The dust is everywhere, Guess how I know it !!

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Paint is Alclad Aluminium and White Aluminium... I also played with flat and clear varnishes to obtain the differents renderings...

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For the one interested, here's the WiP (a multi build one of course)

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The open gun hatch is just for the fun of it !!

I did'nt have the red patches one the guns throughs.

Pure personnal choice, just aesthetic reasons !!

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Yes, I know !! A rotol prop on an Hurricane Mk I in 1945 ????

I told you that this was a very interesting aircraft !!

Well Folks !! It's up to you now !!

Free fire allowed, comments and banters are mandatory !!

Thank you all for the support !!

Have a great modelling time !!

Sincerely.

CC

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Great results, CC.! 

It's a good looking plane, really shows without the splodge camo schemes. 

These airframes have been around the block..... I can't quite remember the details of how they ended up in Rhodesia. I think they were retired from the Burma theatre. 

This looks great ‼️😎

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She's just beautiful,  CC! :worthy:

You did an excellent job with the NMF and its variations :clap:

 

Ciao 

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Lovely job CC,..... you have done this particular Hurricane the justice it deserves,..... it is a rather spiffing example! 

Cheers

          Tony

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Hey CC, I just wanted to flag @galgos in on this. He's a great source of information on the RATG, and was very helpful when I was doing mine.

His Dad was an instructor there and flew these planes. 

I dare say he'll be pleased to see another rendition of the CO's shiny ride! 

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Great to see a RATG Hurricane modelled (I have a 1/32 one planned), she looks gorgeous in the silver livery, though in truth it was a quick re-spray over the previous camo. Lovely build CC, many congratulations! 

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17 hours ago, rob Lyttle said:

Great results, CC.! 

It's a good looking plane, really shows without the splodge camo schemes. 

These airframes have been around the block..... I can't quite remember the details of how they ended up in Rhodesia. I think they were retired from the Burma theatre. 

This looks great ‼️😎

Thanks Rob !

The pic you sent to me has been the starting point for this build !!

Thanks again for that !!

 

15 hours ago, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

Most excellent work Cousin :worthy:

Thank you Cousin !!

 

15 hours ago, Alpha Delta 210 said:

I love it 👌(having recently flown in a Hurricane from Biggin Hill)! 

Flown in a Hurricane ?? Waow that's more than a luck !!

Which one please ? BBMF or privately owned ?

Thank you.

 

15 hours ago, giemme said:

She's just beautiful,  CC! :worthy:

You did an excellent job with the NMF and its variations :clap:

 

Ciao 

Thanks Mr G !!

In a matter of painting, you are an inspiration for me !!

 

13 hours ago, tonyot said:

Lovely job CC,..... you have done this particular Hurricane the justice it deserves,..... it is a rather spiffing example! 

Cheers

          Tony

Thank you Tony !!

Now, I must say that your help is invaluable !!

Will now search for a 1/48 He 115 floatplane... 

Flown by a Norwegian... In Malta...

Thanks for all these ideas !!

 

12 hours ago, bigbadbadge said:

Great Hurricane CC.  Fantastic job it looks the business. 

Chris

Thanks Chris !!

And all that in partying at @Martian's tower....

 

10 hours ago, Dunny said:

Lovely finish CC - she's a beauty! :clap2:

Thanks Dunny !!

Glad that you appreciate !

 

8 hours ago, stevehnz said:

That is a great build there Alain, nice to see something a bit different & so well presented. 👍

Steve.

Thanks Steve !!

You know me, the most unusual is the better !!

 

8 hours ago, Wulfman said:

Lovely looking Hurricane, great build !

 

Wulfman

Thanks Wulfman !

More NMF are down the pipe !!

 

3 hours ago, galgos said:

Great to see a RATG Hurricane modelled (I have a 1/32 one planned), she looks gorgeous in the silver livery, though in truth it was a quick re-spray over the previous camo. Lovely build CC, many congratulations! 

Thank you Galgos !

Can't wait to see your 1/32 one.

I stayed restrained on the weathering as it is shown on the pics available.

But quick respray over previous camo is the kind of info that can lead me into another project...

Hum, I'm helpless...

 

2 hours ago, MikeC said:

Nice job on an unusual subject.  :goodjob:

Thank you Mike !

It's kind from you !

 

21 minutes ago, Brigbeale said:

Lovely looking Hurricane.

Just goes to prove the Hurricane looks good whatever colour it is painted

Well Done!!!

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Thanks Brigbeale !

Sure the Hurricane is looking good !!

In fact, I tend to prefer the Hurricane, too oftenly put aside for her majesty the Spitfire...

Hooops, I'll raise a hell once again...

I don't know yet if the next Hurricane will be a rag winged bipale one or the Malta rectified one ???

But there are some Hurries down the pipe !!

 

I thank you all Gents !!

What a great modeller club !!

The Britmodeller beehive is really the best place ever !!

Sincerely.

CC

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49 minutes ago, corsaircorp said:

 

Flown in a Hurricane ?? Waow that's more than a luck !!

Which one please ? BBMF or privately owned ?

Thank you.

 

Hi. I flew in "BE505" from Biggin Hill which is the only two-seat Hurricane flying.

 

There are some pictures here, if you're interested. 

 

My flight in Hawker Hurricane BE505

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Beautiful work, and a most striking scheme for the Hurricane. I, too, have a "thing" for that aircraft; the Hurricane was in fact my first aircraft obsession at age 9, LOL

 

Did they call that color "Middling Speed Silver" when applied to the 'cane...LOL...?

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7 hours ago, MDriskill said:

Beautiful work, and a most striking scheme for the Hurricane. I, too, have a "thing" for that aircraft; the Hurricane was in fact my first aircraft obsession at age 9, LOL

 

Did they call that color "Middling Speed Silver" when applied to the 'cane...LOL...?

I'm not quite sure but this one is also painted in high "speed" silver...

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British humor my friend !!

Sincerely

CC

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I cast my vote as “AWESOME”!!!!  I really like the finish and overall appearance of this Hurricane. 
 

Mike

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