**** DONE: 1/48 Hurricane Mk1 V6555 S/L RR Stanford Tuck BoB GB

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Benevolens Magister
Aug 24, 2008
Cheshire, UK
The 'old' original 'real' Humbrol will have the address shown as Humbrol, Marfleet, Hull. The current paint, marketed under the Humbrol name by Hornby, who now own the Humbrol name, and Airfix, will have their address on the tin, which is Hornby Products, Margate, Kent.


2nd Lieutenant
Nov 20, 2007
Good deai Terry for I have some old tins and this stuff just does not go bad and I still use on some of the ships and Luft planes occassionally.Cheers ;)

Hey Pete my son still has the plane he's probably had it for 12yrs now he just will not let go of them and he can not tell me why??Now this was the very first plane I ever did this too but it sure made it look like she had been fliying so try it on an old kit first.


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Master Sergeant
Oh yeah, that's one dirty bird!:lol: I like it.

The old Hurries did seem to have a problem with leaking oil over their undersides. Here's a pic of a rag wing Hurri on/before (?) delivery to the Yugoslav air force. See the oil mess just in front of the carb intake that streams back over the wheel covers. I gather this is typical. Note the mess behind the radiator also. I'm not sure what this could be - coolant overflow? Anyway classic shot and shows just how messy even a new one can be.




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Master Sergeant
Update for this week. I have just been concentrating on all the fiddly details. Straight to the pics.8)

Pic 1
The underneath I added streaks, oil and dirt using Tamiya 'smoke'. I did this before applying the final coat of future because the 'smoke' is semi-gloss.

Pic 2
Wider view of underneath. I highlighted the flap and aileron hinges, elevators and some streaks behind the radiator.

Pic 3
I added the exhaust, and applied a wash to most of the panel lines and followed this with exhaust stains very subtly. Next I did only a small amount of paint chipping on the cowl fasteners.

Pic 4
Wing leading edges received a light coat of smoke, gun ports with faint gun smoke stains, some paint chipping but not much.

Pic 5
Front leading edge of the undercarriage doors get oil stains also.

Pic 6
Paint chipping to wing root, exhaust stains and small chips around the gun bay doors and walkways.

Pic 7
Overall view after the last coat of future. I left a very low sheen on it, much less than semi gloss and not quite full matt.

Pic 8
Refit the prop and I thinks it's about time to call it finished.

Thanks for the encouragement and advice on this entry. The Hasegawa Hurricane is a great kit, it's got a couple of 'funnies' but an enjoyable build for sure. 8)




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