***DONE: 1:48 Hobbycraft Hawker Hawker Hurricane MkIID RAF Egypt 1942 Group Build

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  1. Heinz

    Heinz Active Member

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    Scale: 1:48
    Manufacturer: Hobbycraft
    Model Type: Hawker Hurricane MkII D
    Details: BP 188, RAF No.6 Squadron, Egypt 1942
    Decals: Kit provided - JV-Z

    The kit instructions are a little hazey and confusing. Any info on desert rat 'tank buster' Hurricanes would be much appreciated.

    I've included a profile I found and another one for reference. I didn't take the photo of the box as my camera isnt' working at present.

    Cheers
     

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    Nice choice Alex!
     
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    Should be a great project Alex! I'll have a dig through my stuff to see what info I've got on the IID...
     
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    Great choice Alex. Looking forward to your build.
    Here are some materials about Mk IID which I was able to find on short notice. Hope this will help you a little. These are from Squadron-Signal Publication.
     

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    Nice choice Alex, built one of these many years ago, a straightforward build mate!:D
     
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    Great info Igor!
     
  7. Heinz

    Heinz Active Member

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    Cheers guys!

    Thanks Igor thats great! :) Looks like I might need to add the blanking panels where the 20mms should be on the wings.

    Also adding 2 holes for the 2 .303 browning tracer rounds for aiming as Igor's info points out.

    Cheers.
     
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    Nice choice Alex. What's the kit like? I quite like Hobbycraft kits - a bit plain and simple, but nicely moulded, and was thinking of doing their MkIIC.
     
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    Dam, nice guns!!

    Looking forward to this one as well.
     
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    Heinz Active Member

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    Terry its very clean and crisp if a little plain. Cockpit might get some attention, definately a great base if you wanted to really go nuts detail wise, nice solid plastic to cut panels out of etc...

    Cheers
     
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    Was wondering if anyone was gonna get the Hurri D entered in the Build, glad u are on it.... Love those big guns...
     
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    Thanks Alex. Sounds like their usual nice mouldings, although their canopies let them down, but I have one I moulded years ago. I might try to squeeze in a MkIIC if I get the Beau done - doubtful though!
     
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    great choice Heinz, definatly on my to do list
     
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    #14 Heinz, Aug 8, 2009
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    Washed the parts and checked the wings fit, looks pretty sweet so far.

    Also found some shots of the aircraft I'm modelling, looks like it will get a fairly heavy weathering job in the end.

    Cheers.
     

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    Great shots Alex!:D
     
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    Great pictures of aircraft in question you got there Alex. Should prove very helpful.
     
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    Cheers guys, first thing on my to do list is getting rid of the wing bulges for the MIIc but not d. Hopefully I don't bugger the wings up too much... :shock:
     
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    Just take your time with it Alex and concentrate on the workmanship... you'll be right mate!
     
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    Well I managed to sand off the wing bulges and polish up the wings last night. Amazed it came off with any detail being lost, though I was careful to mask around them. Sorry for the shoddy photo, camera is in a mood. :confused:

    Cheers
     

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