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almonkey
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Posted: Saturday, August 25, 2007 - 08:23 PM UTC
well i just could'nt resist, all my current builds are airliners and cars from the 30's and a helicopter from the 60's.
so this little airfix 1/72 hurricane, that was part of a gift set with a ju 88, and was rattling around in a plastic bag was too much temptation! i just started tinkering about with it at about 5 pm a couple of days ago, two hours later it was built and in primer, mainly due to the fact that theres minimal cockpit detail, and the canopy will hide this (the cowboy builder strikes again!)
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Posted: Monday, August 27, 2007 - 08:17 AM UTC
Well John Wayne, I'm sure that you will make this look good

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Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2007 - 08:43 AM UTC
YEE-HARR! howdy pardners!
one problem i noticed from the off with this kit is out of register decals, particularly on the fusalage roundels, on answer to this i've been thinking about for a while is to spray on yellow, then cut uot the inner part of the roundel, put this on, then put a circular mask over it then carry on spraying. and of course after doing this on one side i found a lot simpler answer, on the roundels i could still see the circular line of the true roundel and by cutting carefully around i got a nearly circular decal and to lose the little "points" left by usins scissors its possible to use fine sandpaper and treat it like removing small sprue attatchment points and end up with a near enough circular decal.





this is the start of painting the underside, as its already in grey primer i sprayed it as if it was pre-shaded, getting the centre of panels and higher points solid then fading gently toward the edges

i also decided to drill out the gun ports as opposed to using the decal with four black spots so i made this template from plasticard to make sure they were evenly spaced and level
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Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2007 - 09:49 AM UTC
That don't look cowboy to me pardner.

Andy
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Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2007 - 10:04 PM UTC
Thats looking great Phil.
Im interested in how the roundels turn out, and its a really good idea using a template to drill out the gun ports.
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Posted: Saturday, September 15, 2007 - 08:58 PM UTC
Well clearly this ain't no cowboy build Well done on the roundel Phil, it would be great if you could make complete masks. When I've tried it, it becomes impossible to accurately cut the concentric rings and I have given up after several attempts.

It's quite funny how way off the decals are but you are, thoughtfully, provided with a seperate red centre

And drilling out the gun openings is definately the way to go

Nice one Phil.

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Posted: Sunday, September 16, 2007 - 06:04 AM UTC
it was wondering about using masks for roundels that gave me the inspiration to try this method out. problem is, the circle cutter i have won't cut a circle smaller than 1cm. its turned out as good as i could have hoped, but its still easier to trim and sand the off centre parts off a decal, the roundel on the other side to this one has been treated like this

however when i took off the masking from the wheel wells i cracked the filler at the wing root join due to over flexing it, so its been re-filled and sanded

and a couple of views of the drilled out gun ports

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Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2007 - 08:55 PM UTC
more progress! the decals are nearly finished, the roundel that i trimmed back to a circle has turned out really well, out of register airfix decals now hold no fear for me :-)-><
i'm going to try to get this finished today (famous last words!)

rivets rule!

trimmed roundel this side, i also intend to try a technique for the leading edge lights that involves replacing the kit transparency with sellotape
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Posted: Friday, December 28, 2007 - 11:18 PM UTC
well i finally got this one finished! more or less an oob build, i just added some seatbelts made from tamiya tape, and as described above had some fun with the decals,

and to quote mal- " Well done on the roundel Phil, it would be great if you could make complete masks. When I've tried it, it becomes impossible to accurately cut the concentric rings and I have given up after several attempts."
you should try that miracle mask guy!


nice view of the drilled out gunports here

all the decals turned out really nice, in part due to me using xtracolour enamels with their high gloss finish, to decal on, then i used humbrol 49 matt, which is the mattiest matt i've ever used!
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Posted: Saturday, December 29, 2007 - 03:58 AM UTC

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you should try that miracle mask guy!


I'll have to have a go at 1/72 roundels. I think I've said before, the centre spot is the sticking point but a decal would solve this?
You have certainly made a pigs ear out of this silk purse .................................... or should that be the other way around
Nice job Phil
Mal