R/G Hawker Hurricane Mk IIb

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  1. plheure2

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    Greetings, gentlemen:

    After allowing the dust to settle (along with spiders and cobwebs) on my workbench for about a month, I have resumed work on my 1/72 scale Revell-Germany Hurricane Mk IIb, which came out in the 1990s. A real honey of a kit. It's not a shake-and-bake, like a Tamiya, but the fit isn't bad and the finish and detail are very good. Here are some in-progress pics, taken about an hour ago....
     

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    Here are two more..... The canopy glass is thin, and I believe that I can snap-glue the sliding portion in the open position over the rails, and it won't sit proud of the aircraft spine. The windscreen is permanently cemented on, using Testor's non-toxic cement, while the aft section is glued in place with white glue. I will be taping them both for frame cutting using Bare Metal Foil.

    The elevators, prop, and prop boss are all white glued on, to be removed for further airbrushing.

    Hope you enjoy these. Comments/constructive criticism welcome.

    Happy modeling,

    Pete L'H.
     

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    Wow looks great so far! :)
     
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    looks pretty good so far!:D
     
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    Agree with Wayne. Looks good Pete!
     
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    Certainly looks good, and a nice kit too. Only one sugesstion - check the joint on the spinner, it might need a tiny bit of blending in.
     
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    Looking great!
     
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    That is a nice little kit; the engravings look really nice and I bet the kit is about 1/2 the price of the Tamy?Cheers Kevin
     
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    Looking pretty nice.
     
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    Thank-you for the kind words, gentlemen.

    Earlier tonight, I taped the canopy glass with Scotch tape and cut the framework. The windscreen has more compound curves than a dog has fleas, so I decided to go with the MicroMask blue masking liquid. When it is dry, I'll cut the framework on that, as it will be easier to see. Bedtime now. Left knee surgery tomorrow afternoon...... will have plenty of recovery time to work on this baby.:lol:
     
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    Nice Hurricane~! !. Hope surgery goes well!
     
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    Yep, good luck with the surgery - and don't go for a ten mile run straight afterwards. A five mile run is OK though.....
     
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    Greetings, gents:

    Left knee arthroscopy/arthrotomy surgery went well today. The days of me running 10Ks and 5K road races are far behind me. But I will be able to resume skiing mid-February. I'll have to be very diligent about my physical therapy and excercising, but that's not what you guys want to hear about, right?

    I should be resuming work on my Hurribomber in a couple of days. Now, where did I put my Percoset?:lol:
     
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    Glad all things went OK!
     
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    That's a real nice looking kit. I look forward to seeing the next instalment. For now sit back tune in to WEEI and keep track on what Theo and the Sox are doing. Then come Sunday check out the Pats. That always makes me feel better.8)
     
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    That sounds like good advice to me, dirkpitt. Patirots, all the way to the Super Bowl!!:)
     
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    Greetings, gents:

    PT for my left knee has me feeling more like myself, so I was able to get a lot of airbrushing on the Hurricane this evening. I did the Sky band around the rear fuselage. After masking with Jammydog tape (great stuff, by the way, and made by a father/son team in merry olde England --www.jammydog.com), I applied a preshade of flat black to the panel lines top and bottom. Following this came a coat of Reefer White and then Testor's yellow for the ID bands on the main wings. The completed plane will look like the box art of an aircraft from the Canadian No. 601 Squadron. Hope you like the pics!:)
     

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    Here are two more pics!
     

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    Hi everyone:

    Managed to get more paint work in yesterday and today. Sky is on the bottom, with a lightened version of sky for the front half of the prop spinner and fuselage band. Top colors are RAF Dk. Sea Gray and RAF Dk. Green. All colors are either Model Master or Testor's. Here are the results so far, the first being without the horizontal stabs, and the last pics with them glued in place. Hope you like them....
     

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    Here are the last five....
     

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