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Now that I’ve finished the “repairs” I can get on with fitting the remaining bits and pieces.

 

The ailerons were fitted to each wing.

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Horizontal stabilisers were fixed to the fuselage…

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…followed by the elevators and rudder.

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looking like a Hurricane now

 

 

Next I’ll be adding looking at the landing gear.

 

until next time

as always, any suggestions, criticisms or comments will be gratefully received.

rgds

John(shortCummins)

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That's looking fantastic now, John, really nice work

 

James

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Definitely looks like a Hurricane now.

Thanks for the info on the paint, I had been looking at the Akan range but I’m reluctant to buy anything Russian at the moment for obvious reasons.

Cheers.

 

John

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36 minutes ago, Biggles87 said:

Definitely looks like a Hurricane now.

Thanks for the info on the paint, I had been looking at the Akan range but I’m reluctant to buy anything Russian at the moment for obvious reasons.

Cheers.

 

John

I know exactly what you mean, I've now got a "strange" unambiguous feeling to my recently built Russian Spitfire, normally I have a certain amount of pride for my models, I certainly did when I'd finished it, but now its almost as if I'm trying to forget that I'd built it.

I can't explain it properly, its just a feeling of betrayal to Ukrainians?, silly really as I don't know any and have "no ties" to the country but I feel that somehow I've been disloyal to them?

 

best rgds

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Are you sure you're okay with the paint of one of those spinners? 

 

🤣so sorry, I couldn't resist. 

It looks, well, sounds very un-british, but I must say it, awesome. I love Hurricanes, but especially that one. 

 

Edit: I showed her to my wife, and she said I needed another Hurricane... 😳 okay, it's with a heavy heart, but if you insist... 😄

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5 hours ago, shortCummins said:

looking like a Hurricane now

It's looking rather gorgeous, is what it's doing.

 

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14 hours ago, Johnny Tip said:

Are you sure you're okay with the paint of one of those spinners? 

 

🤣so sorry, I couldn't resist. 

It looks, well, sounds very un-british, but I must say it, awesome. I love Hurricanes, but especially that one. 

 

Edit: I showed her to my wife, and she said I needed another Hurricane... 😳 okay, it's with a heavy heart, but if you insist... 😄

thanks Johnny

 

getting permission is always a special thing 😜

 

14 hours ago, Pete in Lincs said:

It's looking rather gorgeous, is what it's doing.

 

thanks Pete

 

she's very close to what I had imagined, which doesn't happen very often!

 

rgds

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I decided not to follow the steps in the manual, Airfix would have you attach the radiator before the landing gear, I think it makes more sense to attach the landing gear first?

 

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Wheels added…

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…and up on her feet.

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Airfix have done a really good job with the weighted wheels.

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The radiator sub-assembly was glued to the underside…

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…the rear flap for the radiator and intake(s)…

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I think that Airfix has missed a trick with the intake for the radiator as they joined it to the sprue using the “top front”, which will be visible, if they’d used the bottom rear then I wouldn’t have had to “fix” this…

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The joint was sanded and then given a coat of MRP black…

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…followed by Xtreme metal AK478 white aluminium…

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…and finally bolted on.

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Next I’ll be adding the remaining bits’n’bobs to the airframe.

 

until next time

as always, any suggestions, criticisms or comments will be gratefully received.

rgds

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Airfix suggest painting the wing tip identification lights “glass” red and green however I thought that I’d drill a hole in each and fill the hole with Tamiya X-25 clear green or X-27 clear red.

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The base of the gun-sight was brush painted with vallejo black.

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Glazing fitted.

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Antenna mast nailed in place.

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Pitot and stirrup

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Gun camera?

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I’ve assembled both spinners and prop’s…

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…I’ll decide on which gets fitted to the airframe and then take some RFI photos.

 

until next time

as always, any suggestions, criticisms or comments will be gratefully received.

rgds

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It's looking very smart, John. I like the idea of drilling a hole in the navigation lights to represent the bulbs as well. 

 

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I think the pointy spinner looks better and as the aeroplane will presumably be devoid of markings, whose to say if it’s the correct type or not.

A brilliant build!

Cheers

 

John

 

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1 hour ago, 81-er said:

It's looking very smart, John. I like the idea of drilling a hole in the navigation lights to represent the bulbs as well. 

 

James

thanks James

 

she's finish now, I plan to post some RFI photos tomorrow

 

1 hour ago, Biggles87 said:

I think the pointy spinner looks better and as the aeroplane will presumably be devoid of markings, whose to say if it’s the correct type or not.

A brilliant build!

Cheers

 

John

 

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thanks John

 

I've really enjoyed this one, Airfix have really improved and if this kit and the Sea Fury and anything to go by then they're close to making some very good kits, I still don't like the soft plastic they use and the panel lines could be "less defined" but I will give any of their newer kits consideration if there's a version of something I want to build.

 

rgds

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Hello John !!

Great Hurricane and great idea !!

Can't wait to see the RFI !!

Aaaaand another daft idea in CC's head !! :rofl2:

I must cool it down with my Hurries, I still have 3 on the bench !!

Sincerely.

CC

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Lovely job John - this has progressed quickly to an impressive finish! I have completed a couple of these kits and agree with your comments about Airfix,

 

Cheers,

 

Roger

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Great work John and it's great to see one in naked form, the wood around tge cockpit definitely looks better after you redid it . I love your representation of all the different materials used in the real aircraft, you've created a wonderful model. 

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10 hours ago, Dunny said:

Lovely job John - this has progressed quickly to an impressive finish! I have completed a couple of these kits and agree with your comments about Airfix,

 

Cheers,

 

Roger

thanks Roger

 

Airfix are so much better than they were and the fit in the kit is very very good, I just used a little bit of sprue-goo on the top of the cowl, I don't know of any kit that I wouldn't need to do that!

 

9 hours ago, bigbadbadge said:

Great work John and it's great to see one in naked form, the wood around tge cockpit definitely looks better after you redid it . I love your representation of all the different materials used in the real aircraft, you've created a wonderful model. 

Chris

thanks Chris

 

she turned out very close to what I had "in my head", doesn't happen very often so I'm very proud of this one.

 

rgds

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So as you can see from this photo I’m calling her done…

 

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I’ve decided to use the Sea Hurricane’s prop and spinner as the “paint finish” was closer to what I’d envisaged, I know its not correct however I think its looks better.

 

 

You can see the RFI photos here…

 

 

 

until next time

as always, any suggestions, criticisms or comments will be gratefully received.

rgds

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Lovely finish John, and as ever a WIP full of education and useful tips!

 

Cheers,

 

Roger

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6 hours ago, elger said:

what a thing of beauty :)

 

6 hours ago, Dunny said:

Lovely finish John, and as ever a WIP full of education and useful tips!

 

Cheers,

 

Roger

thanks chaps 👍

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I fear I will have to use this thread some time, when I do my next 1/48 Hurricane... she turned out to look absolutely splendid. 

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15 hours ago, bigbadbadge said:

The finished article looks spectacular John great work and good to see the group photos with yhe tiger naked subjects too.

Great work. 

Chris

thanks Chris

 

13 hours ago, Johnny Tip said:

I fear I will have to use this thread some time, when I do my next 1/48 Hurricane... she turned out to look absolutely splendid. 

ha ha, thanks Johnny

 

one of the main reason I like this forum is the wealth of knowledge freely given that enable all of us enjoy the hobby even more

 

rgds

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Sorry I'm a little late for the final flourish, but wow, that's a great looking Hurricane. The whole style of the modelling process, or whatever the word is I'm looking for, is brilliant. Really shows off the subject, and the quality of a good kit. Not to mention your ability to render the finished article faultlessly. 

I think you have made the "correct" choice on the spinner, although either can be right. 

I used to know the story on this (I nearly said "whole story"..... I don't think so 😅) but a lot of it has gone. The pointy one which is a neat fit on the front of the fuselage was the original Hurricane design item and it went with the original metal prop installation. 

Moving to the Rotol resin/fibre bladed prop caused an issue and a bigger spinner was required. So a Spitfire Rotol spinner was used. Rounded and not such a good fit on the nose ie a little too big, but it did the job. I think eventually a tidier fitting item came on line for the Hurricane. 

As you are not doing a specific airframe in time, you can choose what you like. The original fit seems to be a good option. 

Either way the finished artefact is a thing of beauty 😍😎. And the Hurricane is the perfect subject for this treatment with the various covering materials used. 

I can visualise having a go at this style one day. Most inspirational 👍

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