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Airfix 1/48 Hurricane MkI, Jimmy Gardner, 242 Sqn


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Hi everyone,

 

this is my Airfix 1/48 Hurricane MkI. It was flown by a FAA pilot, Richard ‘Jimmy’ Gardner of 242 Sqn. Based at RAF Duxford in August, he served alongside Dickie Cork and Douglas Bader. The kit was rivetted and I sanded down all of the proud fasteners around the cowling and nose. I then used a jewellery  tool to better create the dzus fastener.

 

it was masked and sprayed all over with the serial from the spares and the Nelsonian flags underneath the cockpit (England Expects that Every Man...) came from Xtradecals set. Sadly they used the wrong codes (T) and did not provide a serial so one of the Britmodeller members on here, Tony Walton supplied the information.

 

Having grown up in Pompey and loving the FAA and Nelson, this was a kit I’d wanted to do for a while.

 

All sprayed with Colorcoats which now seems to me my go to RAF/FAA paint.

PXL_20210119_094752240

 

PXL_20210119_094758271 PXL_20210119_094817593 PXL_20210119_094833362

 

PXL_20210119_094844379 PXL_20210119_094856325 PXL_20210119_094911196 PXL_20210119_094922028 PXL_20210119_094948890 PXL_20210119_095007430 PXL_20210119_095102058


I think some Ultracast exhausts were also used.

 

Thanks for looking.

 

Nick

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Excellent result and very envious of your ability to rivet! Which tool do you use?

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48 minutes ago, GRK said:

Excellent result and very envious of your ability to rivet! Which tool do you use?

Thank you, it was the Revell one.

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31 minutes ago, Grey Beema said:

Lovely Job Nick.  Great finish on Jimmy’s Hurricane..

Cheers Phil, it's taken me ages to getting around to it.

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All the above praise is well deserved and I'll add that I'm very impressed as well.

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Superb Hurricane there Nick, really nice work

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Gorgeous Nick,.... well up there with the best Hurricane`s I have even seen and your subject choice is a fantastic memorial to those Fleet Air Arm pilots who volunteered to fly with Fighter Command during the Battle.

"England Expects Every Man To Do His Duty"

Cheers

           Tony  

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Thank you everyone for the comments. It was a really enjoyable build.

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Congratulations on a beautiful piece of modelling well done 👏 

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A neat job there and a nice alternative to Bader, McKnight et al.

 

The Airfix Hurri looks so good when done well, as here.  

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