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Complete! 1/48 Airfix Hurricane Mk.I (new tooling)

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    August 2013
Posted by Jay Jay on Thursday, August 20, 2015 10:07 AM

My, my,my !   What a ggrrrreat looking bird, fabulous job .






 I'm finally retired. Now time I got, money I don't.

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    January 2013
Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Thursday, August 20, 2015 10:14 AM

Fantastic work! I'v ebeen looking for a decent Hurricane kit for awhile now. This kit is definitely one I'm going to look for. What decal choices did it come with?

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    January 2015
Posted by BrandonD on Friday, August 21, 2015 2:11 AM

Thanks, Jay Jay and Black Sheep.

Black Sheep - It just came with two marking options. The one I built, and the box art, which is of a plane that was flown by a pilot who used the wingtip to knock off the rear stabilizer on a 109 to bring it down. Both camouflage options are identical. The only structural difference is the propeller hub (this one is skinnier and pointier). Both are provided in the kit.


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    January 2015
Posted by BrandonD on Friday, August 21, 2015 2:16 AM

Thank you, Joe!

As far as BoB markings for the Stuka, the Tamiya rebox of the Italeri kit comes with two sets of BoB markings (printed by Cartograf, no less). One is really nice. The other represents a plane that had black paint applied to the underside, and they tried to recreate this with the decals, but it looks too pixelated where the black coats the white with a "spray" pattern. But the markings themselves are probably salvageable if one chooses not to use the oversprayed Balkenkreuz and just use an airbrush.


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    July 2015
  • From: Los Angeles
Posted by Plastic_Aviator on Sunday, August 23, 2015 2:27 PM

My friend!  Fantastic job as usual mate. Youre work is so smooth, organized and clean. Cannot wait to see the Stuka!

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    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, August 23, 2015 2:48 PM

I hope you will be doing a WiP thread for that Stuka, you can put me down for following that one.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so


On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

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    January 2015
Posted by BrandonD on Monday, August 24, 2015 1:54 AM

Thank you, Plastic Aviator!

Bish - Thank you! I have one going in the BoB group build, but I'll start one in here tomorrow.


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    September 2010
  • From: California
Posted by mikeymize on Monday, June 27, 2016 1:04 AM

  Great build updates and wonderful outcome. i too have this kt and have just gotten around to building it. One thing you mentiioned the fit isssues regarding the front section; particularly the wing-fuelsge join and around the engine as well. Copious amounts of putty were needed. This was after test fitting the placement of the cocpit area and making needed sanding etc to get the fit lined up. Other than that the plane was superb. One great book for those interested is"Hurricane inside and Out" by Melvyn Hiscock. Excellent photos throughout and nice history too!

"Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time".

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    January 2015
  • From: Katy, TX
Posted by Aggieman on Monday, June 27, 2016 9:12 AM

Great work on your Hurricane.  I love the look of the BoB-era warbirds with the dark Earth/dark green scheme.  She looks sufficiently dirty just as if she has just returned from a joust with a Bf110 or some Stukas.

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    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Monday, June 27, 2016 10:26 PM

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"





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    January 2015
Posted by BrandonD on Sunday, July 3, 2016 1:49 AM

Thanks for the compliments, guys!


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    September 2020
Posted by Man toys on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 11:38 AM

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I've read people are having troble removing this stuff from there projects. Micro Mask does work "BUT" on smooth surfaces. I used it on sanded, sealed mahogany wood. With all sorts of problems, it stuck in the grain of the wood. However I did come up with a solution. Use tooth paste and a electric tooth brush and the stiffest tooth brush you can find and water. It took a while but once its wet it will come loose. Then find the stickest tape you can find. I've tried double sided 3m foam tape but you have to let it set over night, duct tape and surgical tape all with results. Best of luck G


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