steh2o Posted March 8, 2021 Share Posted March 8, 2021 (edited) I'm opening a new W.I.P. topic while my work on the 1/72 Spitfire Mk.XIVe is slowly progressing toward (hopefully) a happy ending and BEFORE the Spitfire devil possesses me again in the form of a Mk.XII build. I bought the Arma Hobby Hurricane Mk I some months ago in the hope of building it with minimal modification. As it happens I started to build up info, pics, books and really I could no more consider an out-of-the box build. Worst of all I put my hands on a copy of Arthur Bentley's scale plans (considered to be the most accurate out there) and here I start this WIP. Please consider it as a guide to some modification work which is not really necessary, but could be an improvement of the still beautiful Arma Hobby kit. I sincerely hope not to be misleading to the reader so I plea for some help by contributors like Troy White who know a LOT more than me about Hawker Hurricane. I start with a comparison between the Arma fuselage and the Bentley profile view as well as a measurement of the fuselage length with my faithful Mitutoyo caliper I do not have the original 1:24 plans and I make reference to the scaled-down plans of Model Aircraft Monthly (november 2005) In reducing the size of the scan I took care to respect the dimension of the RAF roundels depicted in the plans (gives you the right proportion for both x and y directions). The resulting measured length should be 113.95-114.00mm- with all of the approximation, it seems that the fuselage is slightly long (0,75mm?) More on this argument later. With reference to the first picture, the main difference in profile between Bentley (B) and Arma (A) could be summarized as: -"hump"height (B is higher) -"hump" shape (A has a recess for the closed canopy which doesn't exist on the real a/c -upper engine cowling profile (B is more convex than A) -lower fuselage depth (B is deeper than A) -tailwheel fin shape (the B fuselage being deeper, its slope is less than in A) -fuselage spine (A is more arched than B, being slightly concave). For your pleasure, in the next post I'll examine these points one by one. Edited April 19, 2021 by steh2o Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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