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Defender of Malta
Jessie_C
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 09:04 PM UTC
During the siege of Malta, the RAF and RN kept a small number of aircraft serviceable under desperate conditions. Ian's Sea Hurricane is one of them.

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Thanks!
lfetz145
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Posted: Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 11:26 PM UTC
Incredible!
SaxonTheShiba
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United States
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Posted: Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 11:38 PM UTC
Thank you Logan!

Best wishes,

Ian
Joel_W
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Posted: Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 07:07 PM UTC
Ian,
Just a truly outstanding build. Your painting and weathering is equal to the best I've seen. The lead pencil technique followed by a wash of Tamiya smoke really looks great. It sure sounds like it has some real possibilities in my weathering tool chest.

The homemade harness assembly really looks quite good once painted and weathered.

As for those nasty punch marks in the wheel wells, I've been experimenting with non-workable areas with CA glue. 1st some Gel type to nearly fill them, then when dry, I used a eyedropper to apply some Pledge which is self leveling. Not perfect, but gets me close enough with weathering to fool ones eye.

Joel
SaxonTheShiba
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Posted: Monday, August 31, 2015 - 04:54 AM UTC
Thanks for stopping in and commenting Joel. Glad you liked it! This build made me appreciate the deceptively large size of the Hurricane. Plus there was a great historical aspect behind these Pedestal Sea Hurricanes. The Malta operation was epic, indeed.

Best wishes,

Ian
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 - 12:00 PM UTC
Great build. As already pointed out the weathering is awesome.

Thanks for sharing
SaxonTheShiba
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Posted: Wednesday, September 02, 2015 - 04:27 AM UTC
Thanks Jesper. I figured this would be a good subject for some weathering because these Operation Pedestal birds underwent a lot of wear and tear.

Best wishes,

Ian