Airfix 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk 1

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  1. Peebs

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    About to embark on my next project.....

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    Ready, Set....Go! :D built one of these a looooooong time ago...pretty reasonable kit!
     
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    Nice Pete,I love the Hurricane.8)
    I'm hoping Airfix release the new tooling in 1/48 in time for our BoB build as I want to build one.
    Looking forwrad to this one Pete especially after seeing the cracking job u did with the 109 8)
    Cheers,
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    will be checking your progress peebs as i have one waiting for the BoB group build, must get some decent decals for it though wonder if i can get Baders markings ?
     
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    Looks good !
     
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    I also built one of these a little while back, it builds up into a nice little kit. Only thing I found to be wary of is fitting the fuselage onto the wing/cockpit assembly. It can be a little tight and you have to be careful not to damage the pit interior as you lower the fuselage on. It is a very nice little kit for the money though 8)
     
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    G'day Rochie,

    I had a looksee on the net, superscale decal sheet # 48-303 has baders markings

    cheers
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    Nice one Pete! I have the Hasegawa kit and was thinking of building it for the BoB build so it will be interesting to see how the twp kits compare
     
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    A quick test fit.... it fits together quite well, minimal filling and sanding by the looks of things

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    thanks i'll have a go at getting that one then
     
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    Save it for the BoB Group Build?
     
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    A question guys,

    What colour are the wheel wells? the instructions call for gun metal??
     
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    I went with Humbrol 78 Interior Green when I built mine, this seems more likely, and also, the Seafire I built straight after called for that colour in the wheel wells. Not a very scientific answer, I know, anyone know anything to the contrary?
     
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    The inside of the undercarriage doors on the Hurricane Mk1 were dull silver, and the wheel wells also, although the latter occassionally could be seen in Sky.
     
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    That told me then :oops::lol:
     
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    I went with a flat aluminium I had, it should pass for dull silver, especially after a flat clear...

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    Good start Pete!:D
     
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    Agree with all.
     
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