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Aircraft of Great Britain in WWII.
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1/72 Hurricane Mk IIc from Arma Hobby
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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 08:33 AM UTC
Russell! You know that you need the Arma Hurricane anyway so strictly speaking you can't loose ! If it doesn't work out you can get a Falcon canopy as a last resort...



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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 08:29 AM UTC
Hi Magnus

thanks for that info. I suspected as much, but thought I'd try my chances anyway...
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Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 08:19 PM UTC
Russell! There are two canopies in the Arma Hurricane kits, one that fits in the closed position and one that is a bit splayed to fit over the spine in the open position. I doubt it will fit an Airfix kit perfectly in the closed position (based mainly on the fact that even if a kit is supposed to be a perfectly scaled down miniature of the real thing they seldom are and no two kits from different manufacturers are perfectly alike even if they ought to be!) but the open one might be worth a try!


Clear sprue with the two canopies on down in the right hand corner...



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Posted: Monday, February 24, 2020 - 10:28 AM UTC
Hi Magnus

wondering if you can answer a question for me after returning from skiing:

The canopy on my Airfix Hurricane has split down the middle. If I bought the Arma IIc kit, does it have a spare canopy and if so, do you know if it can it fit the Airfix Hurricane?
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Posted: Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 09:38 PM UTC
raising the bar for the rest of us, Magnus
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Posted: Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 08:30 AM UTC
Friends! Thanks!

I've had a busy week so not much done but yellow leading edges are on and I've managed to put on a coat of clear in preparation for stencilling and a few markings that weren't possible to do with the masks!


I've also primed the cannon using Games Workshop Chaos Black.

Next week is school holiday here in Sweden so we will be away skiing, no updates then!



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Posted: Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 10:18 PM UTC

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Russell! Since you did that KGV-rigging, I doubt that a pair of clear wingtip lights would be much of a hurdle !

Magnus



Hi Magnus, thank you for the vote of confidence...

Well, I've had a crack at the clear lenses, so we'll see how it turns out; Somehow I don't think it'll be as good as yours though
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Posted: Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 08:48 AM UTC
Certainly no argument from me Magnus, your plan worked beautifully mate! This build is coming together very nicely.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 08:20 AM UTC
Russell, Damian and Torsten! You can get the answer for the reverse masking right here (so you don't have to waste your time scrolling down ): It worked out excellent! I'll use it in the future whenever possible. It also avoids the problem with letters like D and B where one otherwise have to handle several separate parts to mask off one letter.

Russell! Since you did that KGV-rigging, I doubt that a pair of clear wingtip lights would be much of a hurdle !

Torsten! Has more to do with me than with the armour kits. I find it quite a bit different from aircraft and I'm not prepared to invest the time in climbing the learning curve ! Still I do a bit of armour building every now and then but they very seldom get finished. On this latest armour trip I built the ACE Centurion Mk 5 in 1/72 - a really nice kit even if it looks a bit on the coarse side on the sprues!

Be prepared for an update where a lot has happened! Since most of the markings are there already beneath the masks, the whole model transforms very quickly into "almost finished" when peeling them off!


"Detail masking" was finished a week ago but masking off the lower surfaces was a bit of an undertaking as well.


One of the advantages of working from home every now and then is that some of the lunch break can be spent using the airbrush ! The result of a Friday lunch paint session!


Once again using the camo masks available as a downloadable PDF from Arma here, masking the grey parts of the camo was a breeze!


A coat of Medium Sea Grey...


...unmasking the camo...


...and then...


...the rest of the markings!


Apart from the usual minor touch-ups, I so wish I had primed the cannon stubs using Tamiya Fine White. Now I primed them in place using the airbrush and Mr Paint primer. No matter what they write on the bottle, it won't bite into metal the way Tamiya does! Oh well, it's an easy fix!



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Posted: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 08:49 AM UTC

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Sorry for being absent, I've been on a very bad armour trip lately but got over it a few days ago. Happens every now and then...

Magnus


With your skills it can't be that bad, Magnus! What did you build?
Your Hurri comes out nicely so far. Also have never seen this reverse marking. For me it's always the last thing to do before flat finish.

Torsten
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Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 10:03 AM UTC

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Russell and Karl! Thanks !

Sorry for being absent, I've been on a very bad armour trip lately but got over it a few days ago. Happens every now and then... Back to the aircraft!



That's okay Magnus, we forgive you


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I usually paint the codes last but this time I'll try doing it this way instead by using the cutouts from the masks over a pre-painted sky surface.




Magnus



Never seen this kind of reverse painting before. Like Damian I'll be interested to see how it turns out.

Currently working on Airfix's Hurricane for the Sopwith-Hawker-Bae campaign and was inspired by your method of adding wing tip lights, so have tried it for the first time... Fingers crossed it comes out as good as yours
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Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 09:30 AM UTC

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I usually paint the codes last but this time I'll try doing it this way instead by using the cutouts from the masks over a pre-painted sky surface.



I've thought about doing this type of "reverse masking" in the past but never actually tried it out, very keen to see how this comes up Magnus! Looking very good so far.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 08:37 AM UTC
Russell and Karl! Thanks !

Sorry for being absent, I've been on a very bad armour trip lately but got over it a few days ago. Happens every now and then... Back to the aircraft!


I usually paint the codes last but this time I'll try doing it this way instead by using the cutouts from the masks over a pre-painted sky surface.


Tail band done the same way...


...and finally a quick coat of Medium Sea Grey!

I might get some Dark Green on tomorrow, stay tuned!



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Posted: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 09:40 PM UTC
Always a pleasure to watch your builds, Magnus. A real masterclass.

Cheers

Karl.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 08:54 AM UTC
Magnus, the fact you've painted on the Roundels takes this build to the next level!
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Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 07:20 PM UTC
Stubs epoxied, carefully!



Note to self (and other interested parties): don't push stuff too far because they will end up inside the rather hermetically closed airframe... I had to drill out a hole in the belly (thanks to the Plastic Gods that I hadn't glued the radiator scoop in place yet ) to get out a wayward stub...

Anyway, now they're glued and will stay in place hopefully !



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Posted: Friday, January 24, 2020 - 07:48 PM UTC
Sorry for keeping you waiting, I've been a bit busy with other stuff lately so progress has been slow. Anyway, major markings are on now, I need to mask these and apply a further layer of primer before committing to the camouflage.








A set of absolutely delicious Hispano cannon, courtesy of Master! I haven't yet decided how to handle the stubs, if I should attach them to the wing before painting or paint them separately and install them afterwards. Leaning towards mounting them beforehand though!



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Posted: Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 10:06 PM UTC

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I was back yesterday and after a week of fresh air and sun I really felt the need for the smell of stale thinner and artificial lighting !



I've missed that smell too Magnus, after also being away for a week on vacation! Time to get back to work on my Hurricane methinks!

Meanwhile, yours is coming along nicely!
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Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 03:36 AM UTC
Magnus;

nearly missed this thread after my holidays, but I am happy to be back in time and adjust my chair to enjoy Your build. Very nice work so far.

Oliver
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Posted: Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 08:23 AM UTC
Stephen! The masks came with the kit but were of course intended for the kit part so they didn't fit the Falcon canopy. In the kit, there are however two different canopies (one closed and one that is a bit splayed to fit over the fuselage in the open position) with masks for both so for the side panes I used two masks, overlapping to get the right height. I think that I could have done the same operation with thin tape strips though, cutting them in the corners and filling in the centers with Micro Mask.



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Posted: Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 06:09 AM UTC
Looking good. Did you cut the canopy masks or was it a pre-cut set from Eduard. Always dread that job on a Hurricane.
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Posted: Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 08:06 PM UTC
I was back yesterday and after a week of fresh air and sun I really felt the need for the smell of stale thinner and artificial lighting !


Windscreen glued and carefully masked, the Falcon canopy just laid loosely on the fuselage as a test.


And after some painting. As usual, blending clear parts is both difficult and delicate. I'll let the paint dry and do some more careful filling and sanding before progressing further. One further advantage of using the Falcon canopy for the finished model is that one can use the original kit canopy as a mask.



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Posted: Monday, January 06, 2020 - 09:28 PM UTC
Enjoy the skiing Magnus: you've banked plenty of quality work and definitely earnt the break
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Posted: Saturday, January 04, 2020 - 07:54 AM UTC
Rattlecan has done its magic ! And I managed to sneak in another post before going skiing...


There is some very nice raised detail on the wings. I primed the airframe to check how it looked and decided to tone it down a bit using sanding pads.


Remember these? From another time modelling-wise but still very useful! I'll keep the windscreen from the model but will use the vacform part to do the canopy in the open position.


And then, as whenever possible, I add a Quickboost gunsight for my small-scale pilot's benefit!



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Posted: Friday, January 03, 2020 - 07:37 PM UTC
My final before-skiing-update!


Final result of the exhausts, I brushed them using steel powder and ended up with this. I'm quite pleased with myself !


After some final polishing it's ready for primer.


The filled area where the wing meets the fuselage is probably avoidable, I pressed the rear of the wing too hard when I glued it . If I do another one (I likely will ) I'll add some kind of support in the fuselage so that the wing has something to rest on and won't go too far inwards.


Masked! I'll go and shake a Tamiya Fine White rattlecan now!



Magnus