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OFFICIAL: Sopwith-Hawkers-BAe Campaign
tread_geek
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Monday, February 17, 2020 - 01:34 PM UTC

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I'm taking the plunge and giving us an extra month on this one. So the new closing date will be 1 April (no foolin'!)

Michael



Thank you Michael, I was starting to get a tad worried as I was getting pretty concerned I wouldn’t make the original deadline do to recently increased interruptions.

Cheers,
—Jan
RussellE
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Monday, February 17, 2020 - 11:27 AM UTC

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I'm taking the plunge and giving us an extra month on this one. So the new closing date will be 1 April (no foolin'!)

Michael



Awesome, thanks Michael, should give me plenty of breathing room to finish up
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Monday, February 17, 2020 - 10:29 AM UTC
I'm taking the plunge and giving us an extra month on this one. So the new closing date will be 1 April (no foolin'!)

Michael
md72
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Monday, February 17, 2020 - 09:30 AM UTC
I'm game for an extension, while I add extensions onto the wings of my Goshawk...
phantom_phanatic309
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United Kingdom
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Posted: Monday, February 17, 2020 - 09:27 AM UTC
Great work Franck. Shame the decals have given you problems, hope you can fix them in the future.

I wouldn't say no to an extension.
RussellE
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Monday, February 17, 2020 - 09:15 AM UTC

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Hello,

i've finished my hurricane.



It was a enjoyable build. The biggest problem i encountered was the decals



Very nice work Franck shame about the decals though, any chance you could take them off and get some AM replacements?

Gonna be taking it down to the wire on my own Hurricane: ATM I'm about to spray the colour on the underside before masking for camo pattern, (Pics soon), but I'm thinking extension may be required... any other takers?
RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
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Posted: Monday, February 17, 2020 - 08:44 AM UTC
Hello,

i've finished my hurricane.





It was a enjoyable build. The biggest problem i encountered was the decals
tread_geek
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 08:00 AM UTC

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That would have been me. I take it you'd be in favor of that?

Michael



Far be it from me to volunteer or take the blame but yes indeed, Michael, I'd be all in favour of a bit of a prolonging of this wondrous campaign.

Thanks and ,
--Jan
phantom_phanatic309
#372
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United Kingdom
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Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 07:10 AM UTC
Awesome work on your Hawk John.
Looks really good in the Malaysian colours.
Had to look at the first photo twice though. Looks like it has a couple of huge jet intakes!

I have next week off work, so planning on using the time to get some paint on. Currently looking at what colours to use. With RAF subjects I typically stick with Humbrol as they're usually much more accurately matched to BS paints. However, 157 Azure Blue is proving to be a problem as it's way off. Far too dark. Hopefully I have something a bit closer in amongst all my other paints.
Could really use some colour chips
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 05:56 AM UTC
That would have been me. I take it you'd be in favor of that?

Michael
tread_geek
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Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 05:18 AM UTC
We're getting down to the wire (so to write? ) and my old Airfix Hurricane has been a stubborn beast! The internal pieces refused to fit without exhaustive trimming and sanding and the fuselage halves were warped in odd ways and even emersion in scalding water and heat barely has resulted in them approximating what would be normal. Ahhhh, the joy of this hobby? Here's a few images of where it stands today after copious but judicious use of Tamiya Extra Thin and a "few" persuading clamps.

Hurricane-C- - 1 by Jan Etal, on Flickr

Hurricane-C- - 2 by Jan Etal, on Flickr

Hurricane-C- - 3 by Jan Etal, on Flickr

Obviously my ministrations of the body somewhat worked as the wings section actual dry fit quite surprisingly well. Now to tackle a few seams with putty, sanding discs and Dremel! Then we'll see whatever new surprises this kit has waiting for me. Do I recall someone mentioning a slight extension for this campaign???

Cheers,
--Jan
petbat
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 08:08 PM UTC
Wow, you guys are motoring along very nicely. The builds just get better everytime.

John that Hawk looks way better than the Matchbox one I am doing!! I have it at paint stage and will show you my shame soon....
john41492
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Malacca, Malaysia
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Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 02:54 PM UTC
Hi Everyone,

Good stuff happening here. Lap Man, nice finish, I like how you did the panel lines. Pasi, interesting to see a Pup in Japanese livery. Look forward to seeing the rigging. Russell and Stephen, good work so far, you're getting close!

I seem to have gotten my upload issue resolved, however, I have no clue which change was the one that actually did it! I will admit I wasn't too thrilled doing this kit at first, though looking at the pictures, it turned out quite nice given my mediocre skills. On the fun meter I'd give it a 7, only because of the fit issues related to the sprue gates. This is my second Hobby Boss build, and I think with a few more under my belt, the sprue gate issue will become easier to deal with.

Here's Royal Malaysian Air Forces Hawk Mk 208:











Here's to great campaign, thanks! Wishing those that haven't finished good luck, and if you don't finish, no need to worry! There's the Hangar Queen 10 currently underway!

Have fun and keep up the great work!
RussellE
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Monday, February 10, 2020 - 11:07 PM UTC
Some really nice work going on here guys!

Lots of Hurricanes so that's always good to see...

Speaking of which,here's my update on Airfix's 1/72 Hurricane

Cockpit finished and basic assembly done

Airfix don't provide clear parts for the outboard lights, so I thought I'd give it a go... Shaping yet to be done


and the underside


Still some way to go and the pointy end of the campaign is in sight
phantom_phanatic309
#372
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United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, February 09, 2020 - 06:32 AM UTC
Looking good everyone.
Especially liking your Pup Pasi. Interesting to see it in the Japanese colours.

Managed a bit more work today on my Hurricane. Mostly concentrating on all the little bits to get them out of the way before I put some colour on it.
One thing I'm really not happy with on this kit are the exhausts which bear no resemblance to what they should be.


Fortunately I had some better ones in my spares. The kit parts are on the left in comparison.


Little trimming was needed to get them to fit.



Much better!
MichaelSatin
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Sunday, February 09, 2020 - 02:41 AM UTC
Very nice work, everyone!

I know it's only February 9th, but I've become involved in a project for work that is taking up all my weekend time and am afraid I won't have the opportunity to finish the Tempest by the end of the month. Anyone else feeling the need for an extension?

Michael
eMan
#298
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Hong Kong S.A.R. / 繁體
Joined: August 08, 2002
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Posted: Saturday, February 08, 2020 - 07:50 PM UTC
Hurricane Mk.1 Night Fighter finished.




PasiAhopelto
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Uusimaa, Finland
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Posted: Friday, February 07, 2020 - 10:24 PM UTC
Rigging, final assembly, touching up paint and some weathering to be done:


john41492
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Malacca, Malaysia
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Posted: Friday, February 07, 2020 - 03:53 PM UTC
Hi Everyone!

While I toiled away on the Hawk 208, getting photo's to load has become a different story.

For me, the kit was a challenge in dealing with the rather large sprue gates to the parts, which caused serious alignment issues. This lead to a lot of filling and sanding. I did overcome them, and the results are fine by me!



Lots of places needed filling.



Innovative clamping techniques lead to a wing/fuselage join that didn't need any filling!



Due diligence paid off, and I had an airframe that was ready for the RMAF basic paint scheme.



Once painted Medium Sea Grey, and Light Medium Sea Grey for the radome and drop tanks, the little jet was ready for decals.



The kits decals are really nice, though can be a little fiddly on the small stencils, overall, they turned out quite nicely and add a lot to the look.

Following the decals, I gave the jet an overall dulling down of flat. I then added the little things which went on as per the instructions without any real drama.

Next up will the final photos, once I overcome the upload issue I'm dealing with.

Lot's of great stuff going on here, keep it up!

John
eMan
#298
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Hong Kong S.A.R. / 繁體
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Posted: Friday, February 07, 2020 - 02:14 AM UTC
Progress update.



eMan
#298
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Hong Kong S.A.R. / 繁體
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Posted: Friday, January 31, 2020 - 05:41 PM UTC
Progress update, Hasegawa 1/72 Hurricane MK.I ‘Night Fighter’.




Propster
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Western Australia, Australia
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Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 06:12 PM UTC
My Sea Fury nearing the assembly stage.

MichaelSatin
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 11:36 AM UTC
Nice work guys!

Sorry Stephen, I've gone off the Hurricane and am back on the Eduard Tempest.

Here are some marginally better pics of the cockptit:





And here's where I am at the end of the weekend:





Going fairly well so far. I haven't tightened up the wing/fuselage join yet, I hope that will look better when I do. I do really wish they hadn't chosen to put that seem line down the middle of the bottom of the flap. Guess we'll see how that goes.

Michael
RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
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Posted: Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 07:55 AM UTC
I was not sure of the kit decal quality, so i've painted some of it.

phantom_phanatic309
#372
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United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 03:13 AM UTC
Pepsi, that engine looks fantastic!

Michael, looking forward to seeing that big Hurricane come together.

Finally managed to do a little more work on mine this weekend. Did some tidying up of the wing-fuselage join, added the tailplane and vokes filter. Hopefully should be close to painting soon.