Revells 1/32 Hurricane mk.1

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  1. jamierd

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    Huricane p3576 code GN-A as flown by Flt james brindley Nicolson on the 16th august 1940 when he won his VC
    going to be trying a few things i have never done before on this one .there are no known photographs of this machine and photos of 249sqn machines seem to be in short supply too so with the help of airframes and Diamant and a few others we have been able to piece together what we THINK this machine may have looked like will add some pics and a profile shortly
     
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    here is the profile i will be working from
     

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    and some pics of progress so far feel free to pitch in with comments and suggestions
     

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    Are you buying any bits for it Jamie?
    I recall the Revell 32nd scale Hurricane's spinner was way oversized
     
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    so far havent been able to locate any bits for it so will have to resize the spinner myself unfortunately
     
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    There's an East European chap does them (did them)
    I'll dig around
     
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    thanks colin much appreciated
     
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    Looking good so far Jamie. I used a spare spinner and prop from a Hasegawa Spit for mine, which was the MkIIc 'Smithsonian' kit, converted back to a Mk1, so I'll have a look at the spinner and prop from the original kit, which might be easier to re-shape to a Rotol spinner. If it is, you can have it, and I'll post a pic here so you can see what it looks like. Should have the decals to you by the end of next week latest. I'm in the middle of hand painting the nose art for Jan's Mitchell, straight onto the decal sheet, then I'll print his other bits and pieces at the same time as your codes/serials.
     
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    Nice work Jamie. Is that engine wiring added by you? It looks good.
     
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    Looking great so far Jamie...

    The one thing that I can spot is the seat belt straps on the seat cushion should be highlighted in some way to make em stand out...
     
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    Great start Jamie
    :hotsun: :hotsun:
     
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    will do something about the seatbelts
    The engine wiring is part of the molding i just high lighted it with steel
     
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    pretty good so far!:D
     
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    Wow, nice job on that.
     
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    Hurricane P3576 was a hawker built machine fitted with a RR merlin 2 engine and either a de havilland or Rotol 3 blade variable pitch propellor delivered some time between february and july 1940
    have been able to locate some resin bits and pieces for the hurricane unfortunately all are in 1/24 scale
     
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    Here's the spare prop from the MkIIC version of the kit Jamie. You can have this if it'll help, or is it the same as the one in your kit?
    The spinner alongside is a De Havilland type, from an old Revell Spit. The prop was glued together to check shape/dimensions etc when I was converting to the Mk1, but will easily separate I would think, and the spare spinner could be adapted to fit, giving a more authentic looking assembly. Let me know what you think.
     

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