Hawker Hurricane sub collection - current project

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  1. diamant

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    Hello to all

    My name is Santiago Hrubisko and I live in Argentine. My father and I have an interesting collection of aircraft in 1/72. We use to build our models by series / sub collection. We have just finished the CAC subcollection (which include all the aircraft designed, builld and flown during the WWII by the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation) and now is time for the Hawker Hurricane. We have already done 17 models and we estimate that the final number will be near 100 Hurricane.

    This is the list of the 17 Hurricanes done so far.
    Hurricane Prototype
    Hurricane Mk I L1551 - Sqn 111 - Northolt, UK - July 1938
    Hurricane Mk I L1584 - Sqn 111 - Circa - July 1938
    Hurricane Mk I L1599 - Sqn 56 - Circa - Late 1938
    Hurricane Mk I L1669 Mk I Trop - Martlesham Heath prior to its depatch to Khartoum - May-39
    Hurricane Mk I L1750 - A/AAE - 24/05/1939
    Hurricane Mk I Pabby III - Sqn 73 - Rouvres, France - Early 1940
    Hurricane Mk I LR/R L1800 - Sqn 56 - North Weald - Mid 1939
    Hurricane Mk I Y L2006 - Group Pilot Pool - Sutton Bridge – 1939
    Hurricane Mk I LK/H L2047 - 87 Sqn - Lille-Seclin, France - 01/05/1940
    Hurricane Mk I SO/K P3221 – 145 Sqn - Westhampnett - August 1940
    Hurricane Mk I MF X 57 P3549 - 59 OTU - Pilot Officer Bernardo de Laminat (Anglo Argentine Pilot) - RAF Crosby Eden -April 1942. Used to train combat pilot. The Argentine Volunteer Pilot Officer Bernardo De Laminar used her in air acrobatic, formation flight, form fighter attacks section and dogfight with photogun during April 1942. (Reference: “Wing of Thunder” by Claudio Meunier).
    Hurricane Mk I GN/A P3576 – 249 Sqn - Flt Lt. James Nicholson (VC) - Boscombe Down - August 1940
    Hurricane Mk I DT/A - V6864 - 257 Sqn - North Weald - Winter 1940/1941
    Hurricane Mk I 3 - Z4769 - Takoradi - August 1941
    Hurricane Mk I RF/J - V6665 - 303 Sqn - Northolt, UK - August 1940
    Hurricane Mk X RA/S - 1380 - 128 RCAF - Dartmouth, Nova Scotia - June / July 1942

    The Unofficial Airfix Modellers' Forum :: View topic - Hrubisko's Workbench (workbench – step by step building).

    The next batch will include the following four Hurricanes
    Hurricane Mk I LK/A - P2798 – 87 Sqn - December 1940
    Hurricane Mk I P - P2992 – 527 Sqn -1943
    Hurricane Mk I V7101 – 69 Sqn - May/june 1941
    Hurricane Mk I V7476 - 1 (APU) – Australia - 1944

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    1) Hurricane Prototype
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    2) Hurricane Mk I L1551 - Sqn 111 - Northolt, UK - July 1938
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    3) Hurricane Mk I L1584 - Sqn 111 - Circa - July 1938
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    4) Hurricane Mk I L1599 - Sqn 56 - Circa - Late 1938 [​IMG]

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    5) Hurricane Mk I L1669 Mk I Trop - Martlesham Heath prior to its depatch to Khartoum - May-39

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    6) Hurricane Mk I L1750 - A/AAE - 24/05/1939
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    7) Hurricane Mk I Pabby III - Sqn 73 - Rouvres, France - Early 1940
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    8) Hurricane Mk I LR/R L1800 - Sqn 56 - North Weald - Mid 1939
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    9) Hurricane Mk I Y L2006 - Group Pilot Pool - Sutton Bridge – 1939
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    10) Hurricane Mk I LK/H L2047 - 87 Sqn - Lille-Seclin, France - may-40.
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    11) Hurricane Mk I MF X 57 - P3549 - 59 OTU - RAF Crosby Eden - April 1942 (Used to train combat pilot. The Argentine Volunteer Pilot Officer Bernardo De Laminar used her in air acrobatic, formation flight, form fighter attacks section and dogfight with photogun during April 1942
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    12) Hurricane Mk I SO/K P3221 - 145 Sqn -Westhampnett - August 1940 (Fitted with an experimental blister hood).

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    13) Hurricane Mk I GN/A P3576 – 249 Sqn - Flt Lt. James Nicholson (VC) - Boscombe Down - August 1940
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    14) Hurricane Mk I DT/A - V6864 - 257 Sqn - North Weald - Winter 1940/1941

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    15) Hurricane Mk I 3 - Z4769 - Takoradi - August 1941
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    16) Hurricane Mk I RF/J - V6665 - 303 Sqn - Northolt, UK - August 1940
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    17) Hurricane Mk X RA/S - 1380 - 128 RCAF - Dartmouth, Nova Scotia - June / July 1942
    This Hurricane X had a cut down Battle propeller. Also is uncommon since they were a very few numbers of RCAF Hurricane carrying the full codes.
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    I hope you like it

    Kind regards
    Santiago Hrubisko
     
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    Interesting collection so far, keep up the good work. The Hurricane is my all time favourite aircraft.
     
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    Man, that is cool!! Excellent work :shock:
     
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    Bedautiful models, and excellent photographs. That's one huge project, and very well done so far. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    I lost my count... is that one full squadron of Hurricanes?
    Really great collection. 8) :thumbleft:
     
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    Wow beautiful models :D

    I'm very interested in seeing more of that CAC collection too!

    Thanks for sharing,

    Cheers.
     
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    Holy crap...That is a great collection Santiago..:cool: Waiting for other pics.
     
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    Nice Project!....great collection so far, look forward to more!:D
     
  9. diamant

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    Many thanks guys for your kindly comments. We really appreciate. I will keep this post update with the new additions.

    Just to show a bit more of all the work done by my father please observer the following list with the modifications made by my father these Hurricane Mk I (Airfix’s kits) in order to improve them.

    The “metallic” wings and elevator were converted into a fabric covered type.(If it was need it)
    All the “metallic surface was sanded and the panel lines marked.
    The canopy was replace and two different types were made (with and without external armored).
    The Kidney and RR exhaust were improved and cloned.
    The under wheels bays were improved.
    The interiors were improved
    The holes of the machine guns were made as well as the cannons for the L1750
    The first type of tropical filter of the L1699
    The front shape of the radiator was improved and the rear “door” was left in open position.
    The carburetor intake was Improved. Replace of the navigation light on the rudder.
    The three types of propeller and spinner were improved and cloned.
    The holes for the engine started handle were made.
    The rivets of the metal panels were marked.
    In three cases the ventral strake was removed as well as the rudder modified.
    The navigation light of the rudder was replaced.
    The corresponding venturis were made. (Early mk I)
    The wheels were cloned and modified in order to appears as deflated

    Kind regards
    Santiago
     
  10. diamant

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    Hello

    My father has made an important progress on the new batch of 4 Hurricane which include the following aircrafts:
    Hurricane Mk I LK/A - P2798 – 87 Sqn - December 1940
    Hurricane Mk I P - P2992 – 527 Sqn -1943
    Hurricane Mk I V7101 – 69 Sqn - May/june 1941
    Hurricane Mk I V7476 - 1 (APU) – Australia - 1944

    They are almost ready for the coat of matt varnish. Here are some pictures.

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    Kind regards
    Santiago
     
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    Very cool Santiago. Do you know if the guns were removed from V7476? I'm planning on modelling this aircraft in the near future, most likely in the foliage green over sky blue scheme.
     
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    Many thanks Wildcat. I am not sure about that. It was used in a series of trails so it could be possible.

    Regarding the Foliage green over sky blue, as per the oppion of Peter Malone and confirmed by Richard Hourigan, this Hurricane was actually painted in Earth Brown and Foliage green. They have helped us a lot with the previous sub colletion (CAC) so we decided to take they piece of advice on this matter.

    Kind regards
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    Beautiful collection Santiago! Good luck with further progress! :D

    Are you going o do an RNZAF aircraft? The only confirmation of identity I've found so far (and the aircraft I'll be modelling ) is MK.IIB (trop.) Z5616 of 488 (NZ) sqn, RAF, later 488 sqn. RNZAF)

    Evan
     
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    Very interesting Santiago. I've always been under the impression that this a/c carried 3 schemes in its service with the RAAF. The standard RAF scheme it was delivered in, foliage green over sky blue with RAAF PTO roundels and finally in overall bare metal/silver. Have you got any pics of her in the colour scheme you have painted yours in? Any help is much appreciated.
     
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    Nice work!
     
  16. diamant

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    Hi Wildcat.

    Yes, you are correct. This Hurricane had three different schemes colours camouflage. We are going to do the latest two. Here is a summary from what Peter Malone sent us.

    1) Colours (1941)
    Upper surfaces: Dark Earth / Dark Green
    Under surfaces: Sky
    Spinner: Black
    Markings
    Fuselage: R/W/B/Y : 5”/15”/25”/35 »
    Fin flash : R/W/B : 27” high x 24” wide
    Upper wing: R/W/B 19.5” / 49”
    Under wing; None
    Serial: 8” high in black solid style.

    2) Colours (1943)
    Upper surfaces: Earth Brow / Foliage Green
    Under surfaces: Sky Blue
    Spinner: Black
    Markings
    All Roundels W/B : 24” / 36”
    Fin flash : W/B : 27” high x 16” wide
    Serial: 8” high in medium sea grey

    3) Colours (1945)
    Metal panel: Natural Metal
    Fabric surface: Aluminium dope
    Spinner: Red
    Markings
    All Roundels W/B : 12” / 32”
    Fin flash : W/B : 24” high x 14” wide
    Serial: 8” high in black – stencil style

    I hope it help.

    Many thanks for your comments Evan. I didn’t know about any RNZAF Hurricane. I will see if I can find something related to the Z5616. Do you know which type of marking did she carried?.

    Kind regards
    Santiago
     
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    Excellent, many thanks for the info Santiago :)
     
  18. diamant

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    Your welcome Wildcat.

    Here is a picture of these 4 Hurricane finished. I hope I can post better pictures today.

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    Cheers
    Santiago
     
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    Great work again Santiago!
     
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    Many thanks A4K

    Please find the following pictures of the latest Hurricane finished.

    18) Hurricane Mk I LK/A - P2798 – 87 Sqn - December 1940
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    19) Hurricane Mk I P - P2992 – 527 Sqn -1943
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    20) Hurricane Mk I V7101 – 69 Sqn - May/june 1941
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    21) Hurricane Mk I V7476 - 1 (APU) – Australia - 1944
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    These 4 Hurricane together
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    The next batch will include the following four Hurricanes
    1) Hurricane Mk I W9266 - 274 Sqn - Gerawla, Egypt - 25/05/1941 flew by the Anglo-Argentine pilot F/L Dudley Honor DFC.
    2) Hurricane Mk I P3818 - 3 Sqn - Benina - Mar-41
    3) Hurricane Mk X AG244 - Central Flying School, RRAF, Based at Norton Air Base, Rhodesia - 1945
    4) Hurricane Mk I V7476 - Point Cook - 1946

    Kind regards
    Santiago Hrubisko
     
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