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goodn8
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Posted: Friday, July 14, 2017 - 08:01 PM GMT+7

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Well, it arrived today, so I'm in!
...And the wing-to-fuselage join looks to be foolproof.. Some hefty thought went into designing this puppy...

Gaz



But obviously no hefty thougts while boxing the puppy on the final check. And again - how does the wing-to-fuselage join looks like? For sure foolproof with no parts to fix...

Sorry for your mess, Thomas
Shrimpman
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Posted: Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 03:11 AM GMT+7
Hi all,
I've finally finished my 1:72 Hurricane. It's taken me a while, because I did not want to rush thorugh the stage I find most intimidating - the waethering. But I still managed to mess up big time. I've mostly cleaned up the mess, but I am still not happy with the wash and waethering, especally on the underside. Anyway this is still my best aircraft so far. Some mistakes made (including the wrong wings, doh!) but many lessons learned.
I tried to portray the aircraft of No.303 Squadron as it looked at the end of the Battle of Britain, piloted by Witold Urbanowicz (a real celebrity in Poland, every boy knows this name).
This particular plane (RF-F serial no. V6684) has been credited with seven confirmed kills by F/O Witold Urbanowicz (2), F/O Jan Zumbach (3), F/Lt. John Kent (1) and F/O Zdzislaw Hennenberg (1). Even though Urbanowicz is mostly associated with RF-E, he did fight in RF-F as well and I really wanted the iconic "126 Adolfs" emblem, hence the RF-F.








GazzaS
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Posted: Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 10:02 AM GMT+7
Your Hurricane looks fantastic, Shrimpman! Really great for 1/72!

Exceptional!

Gaz
GazzaS
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Posted: Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 10:20 AM GMT+7
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And again - how does the wing-to-fuselage join looks like? For sure foolproof with no parts to fix...

Sorry for your mess, Thomas



Hi Thomas,
Instead of me trying to explain with words alone, I've assembled a few pictures from the directions:









The highlighted-in-red parts show the part in it's final position.

Cheers,

Gaz
Bigrip74
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Posted: Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 11:21 AM GMT+7
Iwan. NICE job👍
Lakota
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Posted: Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 12:40 PM GMT+7
Shrimpman,
Great work in 1/72. Very nice detail and weathering.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
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Posted: Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 09:15 PM GMT+7
Great Hurricanes Bob and Shrimpman... We've assembled a nice collection !
Sorry i didn't pay attention earlier but were these both the early Airfix models?
goodn8
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Posted: Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 09:36 PM GMT+7
Gaz: Thanks a lot for the additional infos! Since I have already many of the newer Airfix molds stored, I'll go for this
Stuka as I have only one (Heller 1/72) in my stash
Hope you'll get your spare sprue soon so I can follow up your build what surely gives me some inspiration!

Thomas
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Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 09:21 AM GMT+7
Gaz Sorry to hear about the missing parts-not a good start to your first Airfix kit.

Hopefully there's plenty for you to go on with while the spare parts are on their way to you!
Shrimpman
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Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 09:54 AM GMT+7
Thanks guys for the kind words. Hurricane is a great looking aircraft. I has been a very satisfying project.


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Great Hurricanes Bob and Shrimpman... We've assembled a nice collection !
Sorry i didn't pay attention earlier but were these both the early Airfix models?



I'm not too sure, as I don't have enough experience to know for sure, but I believe my plane is a new one. Molds must have been quite new as all parts were very well made.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 11:15 AM GMT+7
Guys, thanks for the comments.

Bob
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Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017 - 01:35 PM GMT+7
Greetings,
Making progress on my Spitfire MkIIa.




Regards,
Firstsergeant
Cbacon84
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Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017 - 02:18 PM GMT+7
I had a quick question for those that are more versed in modeling. So I am doing the nightfight version of the Defiant so there doesn't really seem to be a need to do a black pin wash as the entire fighter is going to be black, but what about doing a metallic pin wash? would that help bring out some detail or would it just look strange?
Bigrip74
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Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017 - 02:40 PM GMT+7
Casey, maybe a real subtle light gray would do for your Defiant.

Bob
Cbacon84
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Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 12:48 PM GMT+7
@Bob thanks i'll have to think about that.

well for the most part i'm ready to start painting. when doing a test fit of the turret I did find that the fit was a little tight prevents the guns from really moving and as delicate as they are did not want to force it, so you are going to want to position the guns before adding the top if you are going to do anything other then 6 o'clock
KingOfTheDesert
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Posted: Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 11:59 PM GMT+7
It's been a while, but I'm back to work on the Warrior. The base coat is sprayed (Humbrol acrylic Desert Tan, as per the kit instructions; to keep to the "Out of the Box" theme).

I actually tried using a spray can for this, and it turned out fairly well.



Turret interior is also done.

SGTJKJ
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Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 10:04 AM GMT+7
Some really great builds here. Beautiful hurricane, Bob.

I will enter with a really old nostalgia build. The airfix Sunderland III. It will be a fun build I hope.

The instructions are long gone, so if anyone has a PDF to spare please pm me I managed to find pictures of the instructions online, but not the clearest and largest of pictures, so a PDF scan would help.

More to follow

Emeritus
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Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 12:51 PM GMT+7
Vintage-Airfix.com has pretty good sized scans of the Sunderland's instructions. Or was that already among the sites you came across before?
c4willy
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Posted: Monday, July 24, 2017 - 08:24 PM GMT+7
Hi Jesper I've got the kit in my stash drop me a line if you have no luck and I'll scan the instructions and email them to you.
Shrimpman
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Posted: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 05:55 AM GMT+7
That Sunderland must be huge! Does the box say what is the wingspan?
JClapp
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Posted: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 12:42 PM GMT+7
if it' scaled properly is should be just under 19 inches across, or say 480mm.
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Posted: Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 04:08 AM GMT+7
so, still plugging away! I've remembered why I don't enjoy scribing - can do it on 1/48, but its a lot trickier on this tiny thing. I may smooth it out and draw one or two panel lines on in pencil at the end if I cant get it to work out soon.

I did the distinctive bracing in the cowl, this should be at the front of the cowl but the thickness of the piece, and the need to mount the cowl motor with correct spacing meant I fixed it at the rear - life's too short to worry and it gives a good enough effect there.

For a break I painted the upper wing, which now looks exciting - decals tomorrow.

cheers all
stu
JClapp
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Posted: Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 11:56 AM GMT+7

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For a break I painted the upper wing, which now looks exciting - decals tomorrow.


Exciting indeed. you could cut yourself on those splinters.
GazzaS
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Posted: Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 04:31 PM GMT+7

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so, still plugging away! I've remembered why I don't enjoy scribing - can do it on 1/48, but its a lot trickier on this tiny thing. I may smooth it out and draw one or two panel lines on in pencil at the end if I cant get it to work out soon.

I did the distinctive bracing in the cowl, this should be at the front of the cowl but the thickness of the piece, and the need to mount the cowl motor with correct spacing meant I fixed it at the rear - life's too short to worry and it gives a good enough effect there.

For a break I painted the upper wing, which now looks exciting - decals tomorrow.

cheers all
stu



Great camo on that top wing!
GazzaS
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Posted: Monday, July 31, 2017 - 05:28 PM GMT+7
Hi Everyone,
The replacement parts for my Stuka arrived last week. Today, my decals from NG Models arrived. And they look great. Tightly in register with hardly any excess decal film to be seen. Some of the best looking decals I've ever seen. Of course, that's only half the battle. But it'll be some time before I can apply them... Here's some pic of the decal pkt:

You get decals for any one of 6 machines:




I started on the cockpit. I used the Instrument Panel decal that comes with the Airfix decal sheet.


I'm not a super interior detail guy. I reckon it'll be hard enough to see anything once the cockpit is closed up.




The seat belts are just Tamiya tape with painted-on buckles.


Cheers!

Gaz