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Bigrip74
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Posted: Saturday, May 02, 2015 - 08:01 AM UTC
Had purchased this kit for the campaign when it was in the discussion phase, but work has been all consuming. So not much time now and I had dropped out, but maybe a let up at work has given me an opportunity to maybe join in:


Bob
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Posted: Sunday, May 03, 2015 - 01:14 AM UTC
Some more work on the Messerschmitt






Hope to get some top coat on her. Undercoated with Aclad grey primer....wonderful stuff.


Pete
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, May 03, 2015 - 02:51 AM UTC
Bob: It'll be interesting to see how the two Airfix Hurris stack up against each other!

Peter: Very nice work so far!


Michael
Bigrip74
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Posted: Sunday, May 03, 2015 - 04:44 AM UTC
[quote]Bob: It'll be interesting to see how the two Airfix Hurris stack up against each other! Michael[quote]

Michael, watch out for the wing / fuse attachment, my dihedral disappeared.

The wing looks flat.

Bob
Bigrip74
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Posted: Sunday, May 03, 2015 - 06:06 AM UTC
Michael: here are some shots of my kits Hurricane. Hope it helps:






noddy927
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Posted: Sunday, May 03, 2015 - 04:39 PM UTC
Thanks Mike....it is a nice kit.


Bob good start there my friend.


Pete
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, May 03, 2015 - 05:00 PM UTC

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Michael, watch out for the wing / fuse attachment, my dihedral disappeared.

The wing looks flat.

Bob



Bob,

Are you talking about your kit (the earlier release) or the new one? You certainly are moving on yours, I just got the base interior painting done!

Michael
Bigrip74
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Posted: Sunday, May 03, 2015 - 08:03 PM UTC
Pete: your 109 is looking good. Thanks for the kind words, but the photos done show exactly that it is a dog of a kit.

Michael: I will be waiting for your photos to see the difference in the kits, I am on vacation plus the kits simple make up is the only reason I am this far in the build.

Bob
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Posted: Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 04:29 AM UTC
Some interior work on the new Airfix 1/48 Hurricane:

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Here's the instrument panel with the kit decal on it and my attempt to use a clear coat for the individual instruments:

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I've build several Hurricanes before (though not the new Italeri kit) and I've got to say this is quite the detailed cockpit. The harness is Eduard but everything else is out of the box. It's a little fiddly, but comes together nicely.

Michael
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Posted: Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 01:54 PM UTC
That instrument panel looks great! I've always been more of a cockpit ingnorer in the past. Now I have something else to strive for.
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 12:00 AM UTC
Some more progress on the new Airfix 1/48 Hurricane. No significant fit issues so far!

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All the shots of the fuselage/wings closed up are without glue. I haven't seen any of the fit pitfalls around the nose I've heard about.

Michael
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Posted: Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 02:42 AM UTC

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Some more progress on the new Airfix 1/48 Hurricane. No significant fit issues so far!

All the shots of the fuselage/wings closed up are without glue. I haven't seen any of the fit pitfalls around the nose I've heard about.

Michael



A great looking kit, Michael! I am a BIG fan of Airfix's retooled 1/72 aircraft (most of which have now found their way into the stash and then workbench) and I'm hoping they re-tool their 1/24 range now that most of the 1/48 range has been re-tooled.

I don't normally stray outside of 1/72, but would make an exception for the 1/24 range if retooled... Already got the Tiffy in the stash!

Russ
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Posted: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 04:44 PM UTC
Finished my bird for this build. It is a nice kit, a bit basic in some areas but I think with the resin cockpit and a couple of wires for break lines and she looks convincing enough.

After decal work

And finished result.













Will upload one to gallery

Cheers Pete
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 06:13 PM UTC
Very nice indeed Pete!!

Michael
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Posted: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 11:05 PM UTC
Thanks Mike. How is the Hurricane coming along?

Pete
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Posted: Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 05:26 AM UTC
Oh, I'm lucky if I get to work on it on weekends, so no progress since the last post. But looking forward to it soon!

Michael
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Posted: Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 04:21 PM UTC
I must admit Michael my wife is pretty tolerant with regards my cave time.

Pete
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Posted: Friday, May 15, 2015 - 04:50 AM UTC
Here is my entry:-

noddy927
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Posted: Friday, May 15, 2015 - 06:59 PM UTC
Look forward to your build Rich


Pete
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Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 06:24 AM UTC
Ok, I actually started my build last weekend. But haven't got around to taking pics yet, till now.
The Dotted line shows how much of the lower fuselage I cut then reattached to get rid of the banana effect.
Most of the interior is scratch the pilots seat is from the parts box and PE is Eduard and afterburner. Of course like most people since this is the HobbyCraft kit I raise the pilot platform and seat so he is not looking out through nose.

I cut out lower entry hatch and will make a ladder for it and have it open.

I am getting close to completing the cockpit area. Still need work on gondola gunner pad, seat and rigging. and wiring all around maybe.

noddy927
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Posted: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 04:40 PM UTC
Good start Jeff.

Pete
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Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 12:46 PM UTC
Hi

Here is what I'll be doing, Adolph 'Sailour' Malan's Spit



and an update

SGTJKJ
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Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 03:21 PM UTC
Nice build, Pete. A very nice Emil.

I will probably join with an Emil as well. I will go hunting in the stash.
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 07:05 PM UTC

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Hi

Here is what I'll be doing, Adolph 'Sailour' Malan's Spit





Robert,

I hate to say this, especially as you're so far along, but this is a Battle of Britain campaign and is limited to that period (summer/fall 1940). The Spit V, and particularly Sailor Malan's from that box, is from later in the war (late '41-'42?) so it doesn't fit the guidelines. Malan was flying a Mk.I with 74 Squadron in the BoB.

Michael
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Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 07:28 PM UTC
Hi

Damn my big mistake!!! I have another Spit at home will have to check which varient.

Rob