GB-55 1:48 Hurricane Mk.I Trop - MTO III

le_steph40

Master Sergeant
Username: Le_steph40
First name: Steph
Category: advanced
Scale: 1/48
Manufacturer: Airfix A05129
Model Type: Hawker Hurricane Mk.I Trop.
Extras: CMK Hurricane Mk.I seat with harness, Eduard Brassin Hurricane Mk.I exhaust stacks, Yahu Hurricane Mk.I IP and Eduard canopy mask Hurricane Mk.I; all for Airfix kit.

The kit
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Details here

Extras
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Ralph Haus

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Jul 24, 2016
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This appears to be a 'sister' kit to the one I just completed, A05127A? If so, you will thoroughly enjoy the way it goes together. The fits, at least with mine, were perfect. Some minor filling required on the leading wing edges where they meet the fuselage, but other that that all was tight, Oh! A couple of molding sink marks on the tail wing root area; at least on mine. One of the cleanest builds I have had. Looking forward to your build photos.

And, in case you are interested, and have not yet had time to look, here are some images I found of the cockpit area.

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le_steph40

Master Sergeant
Hello,

The project is V7795 flown by William Vale from 80 Sqn over Greece and Crete during April-May 1941.
This aircraft wore a Sqn Leader pennant under the sliding canopy on the port side and the inscription "Alma Baker Australia" on the other side during his delivery early in April 1941 then flown by John K. Norwell.
We don't know if these markings were still in place when W. Vale take this aircraft...

Vale W.-Hurricane I trop, 80 Sqn, Crète, avril-mai 1941.JPG

The main "problem" of this project will be a part of the camo scheme. It seems that it's commonly admitted that the camo was the Temperate Land Scheme, DG/DE over Sky or more probably Sky Blue. But the front face of this aircraft, like some others in the period, wore some kind of camo which was aluminium with irregular mottles of pale blue and green... Some other sources say greens and browns blotches over Sky Blue and some others say green (and brown) blotches over light sand. Where is the thruth ?

I had made this model 15 or more years ago but with the mistake regarding the camo scheme on the nose (green blotches over MS) => discussion
 

Ralph Haus

Staff Sergeant
847
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Jul 24, 2016
Leander Texas
A whole lot of 'busy' just to be covered up. Looks great. I suppose one should place photos of the interiors, next to finished models, for those that are admiring the work, to be able to see it all.
 

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