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World War II: Great Britain
Aircraft of Great Britain in WWII.
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1/72 Hurricane Mk I from Arma Hobby
magnusf
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Posted: Saturday, February 02, 2019 - 09:11 PM UTC
Oliver and Terri! Thanks a lot! It's a model that is very easy to get a good result from, get one if you're into 1/72!



Magnus
thegirl
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Posted: Saturday, February 02, 2019 - 03:04 PM UTC
Outstanding




Terri
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Posted: Saturday, February 02, 2019 - 04:01 AM UTC
Magnus,
outstanding work. Looks like it will fly away in the next moment! I especially like the landing and position lights. They look like 1/48 scale. Great !

Oliver
magnusf
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Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 08:05 AM UTC
Friends! Thanks a lot for your kind comments and Bob, I really hope your's isn't lost in transit, it would be a pity! As for the Lanc, my heart isn't really in it for the time being but it will get finished one day!

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Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 04:48 AM UTC

Very well done and a great final look!

It improves much from your marking works and the time you spent though you had a few issues.
But pobably it not really matters much on how your paint sequence is. Paint build up edges could appear in any way.

Again: still quite envious about your Cameo plotter...

... now on to yor next ...

Th mas
Bjreg3
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Posted: Monday, January 28, 2019 - 08:32 AM UTC
Beautiful build. Waiting for mine to come but may have become lost in its transit to the US.
RussellE
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Posted: Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 05:38 PM UTC
Another superb build and a fine addition to the collection, Magnus!

Definitely will be adding this kit to the stash!

Now, are you heading back to the Lanc or has another kit stepped up?
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Posted: Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 04:53 AM UTC
Brilliant, Magnus- cheers!
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Posted: Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 02:56 AM UTC
Magnus,
I'm really quite impressed with your finished build. Overall it's nearly perfect both in build, paint, masking/decals, and weathering. All elements work perfectly together. I'm sure that when you do bring it to a contest, it will do you proud.

That missed mold line is so small, that in real life I highly doubt that anyone would see it.

Joel
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Posted: Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 11:04 PM UTC
Joel! Once again, Thanks!

This one is now as finished as they get around here (meaning that there might be some small further adjustments before bringing it to a show when it has had time to mature a bit in the display cabinet here...).

















I really enjoyed this build and the final result is more than worth the effort, it really looks like a Hurricane to me!

Some small points to watch: both I and a friend had difficulties closing the fuselage due to the cockpit installation being a bit wide. We both cut one of the lower cross members in the cockpit, it can't be seen after assembly and will allow the cockpit "cage" to flex just the tiny amount needed.

Also, many other things fit very tight. Be prepared with a drill to open up things like the holes for the axles in the wheels and the fitting holes for the exhaust stubs. I do however prefer that to oversize holes and a sloppy fit!


Finally, there is a faint line along the left upper side of the nose. For some reason I didn't notice it during the build process. I presume it is due to a mark in the mould (hard to fix since it would mean adding material to the mould which is always a tricky operation). As long as one knows it is there it shouldn't be difficult to remove, since I saw it after I had painted the model I decided to leave it as i was.



Get one, build it, enjoy it! Mine has now moved on to the collection.



Magnus
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Posted: Monday, January 21, 2019 - 10:39 AM UTC
Magnus,
another perfect build. The masking is absolutely perfect.
Joel
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Posted: Monday, January 21, 2019 - 09:43 AM UTC
Torsten! Thanks!

Russell! You know you need one !

Joel! Good to see you back, I'm quite close to the finish line now!


Wash, filter, some pigments...


...and a coat of matte varnish!


As usual lately, a view of my better me: I don't cheat on the lower surfaces anymore!


A final overview after I have peeled off all the masking, no colour seepage !



Magnus
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Posted: Monday, January 21, 2019 - 03:25 AM UTC
Magnus,
I don't get over to the Aeroscale forums much these days, but this morning I did, and I found your brilliant 1/72 scale Arma Hobby Hurricane Mk I build. so I grabbed a cup of hot coffee as it's 7F degrees here on LI NY, and read through both pages.

You did your usual excellent build. But what still amazes me is your masking, both making and using. Well done my friend, as the finished process looks as the real deal certainly would have.

Joel

RussellE
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Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 10:40 PM UTC
drooling!

Think I have to get one of these
BlackWidow
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Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 08:42 AM UTC
That's some fine paint result as always, Magnus! Well done also on painting the insignias and codes.

Torsten
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Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 04:57 AM UTC
Russell! Thanks!

Thomas! It worked well but the Hataka paints had a lot less coverage than I am used to so I got a bit of paint build-up from the camo instead and also had a bit of surprising difficulties to cover the overspray from the markings!

Terri! Colours are good but please see caveat about covering ability above! Over a solid, grey or white, primer they perform flawlessly though.


The dreaded decals are on...


...and to be honest the Techmod decals performed well!

It got a coat of satin varnish this morning, I will do some work with oils tonight to liven up things.



Magnus
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Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 01:31 AM UTC
Really love how the camo turned out Magnus and the markings
The paints you are using appear to be very promising with the shades .





Terri
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Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 10:36 PM UTC

Beautiful paint and masking job, Magnus!

The explanation for painting the markings prior is exactly what I thought. Looks like it works - did you disover any build up edges though?
And finally the codes with a thin layer makes sense. They look flawless and the color modulation on the camo is nice and even better visible after the wash.

Th mas
RussellE
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Posted: Friday, January 18, 2019 - 11:34 PM UTC
Truly, you are a master, Magnus!
magnusf
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Posted: Friday, January 18, 2019 - 08:16 PM UTC
Oliver! You know you need one ! Apart from that it is an easy and quick build of an iconic aircraft that has been somewhat under-kitted in the past!


Preparing for painting the codes using masks...


...adding some extra tape just for safety...


...painting them using Mr Paint MSG...


...and the final result!


A first wash to pop the detail and try to break up the monotony.



Magnus
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Posted: Friday, January 18, 2019 - 11:00 AM UTC
Magnus,
I already love Your Hurricane. The paint job looks flawless! I think I have to get this kit from the store as soon as possible!

Oliver
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Posted: Friday, January 18, 2019 - 08:02 AM UTC
A second update for today!

As I've mentioned earlier, I downloaded a free PDF with camo masks, kindly made available through Arma Hobby from one of their customers. These were then made into a cutting file and cut out in masking film on my Silhouette Cameo.


With a bit of help from some tape it conforms well to the kit. I had to use tape both to fill in where the masks didn't cover and to force them around the leading edges since the masking film is a bit stiff.


After a session of Hataka Dark Earth...


...and then my favourite: unmasking !

magnusf
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Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 11:55 PM UTC
Sorry for the delay, I've been spending more time with the model and less with posting but here is finally an update!

Russell! That Lanc worries me a bit, I hope to get back to it later because it deserves finishing even if I am not too keen on it for the time being...


Finished lower surfaces!


Since I have all the geometry that I need in the cutting files for the masks, it was very easy to make one further set of circles with the maximum diameter of the already painted markings and a hole in the middle corresponding to the center dot in the markings. The hole in the middle is used for centering and it is then covered with a slightly larger discs.


Masking of all the markings finished, the fin flash was covered using old fashioned tape...


A bit of masking to avoid overspray on the lower surfaces (or should it be called "underspray" then?).


A thin coat of green. I will continue working the finish to bring a bit of life into it so it doesn't have to cover 110% solid.



Magnus
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Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2019 - 08:30 PM UTC
Magnus! I see you are away from your Lanc again

But! The reason is more than okay!

Airfix missed a real opportunity by not releasing a metal wing Hurricane, and Arma will hopefully do very well by picking up on that!

So far, so good! Interesting tactic to paint on the roundels prior to the camo...
magnusf
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Posted: Monday, January 07, 2019 - 11:47 PM UTC
Thomas! I've had trouble with paint building up in thick layers when painting markings like these before. The theory this time is that I will be able to paint the camo with just a few very thin coats and thus avoid the edges.

Off to some more skiing now so you'll have to wait for the results



Magnus