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Italeri 1/48 Hurricane Mk. 1, Malta 1941 - Work in progress

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  • Member since
    September 2019
  • From: Belgrade, Serbia
Italeri 1/48 Hurricane Mk. 1, Malta 1941 - Work in progress
Posted by Nikola on Saturday, October 9, 2021 5:12 AM

Hi gents,

 

As I have reached the painting process on my 1/32 P51, I thought that now would be a good time to open another box. 

This time I chose Italeri's Hurricane Mk.1 from Malta as I find this scheme very appealing to my eye (that and this time I wanted to go with something that requires minimal masking) :)

 

I will be building it OOB since it has some PE goodies included and will probably be doing it with an open engine so some additional wiring might be called for. I'll see.

 

So, nothing much for now, just this small intro.

 

Thank you for taking an interest. :)

 

Best,

Nikola

 

 

Nikola Topalov,

  • Member since
    July 2021
Posted by Flight Line Media on Sunday, October 10, 2021 12:48 PM
Nice project, Nicola! I look forward to seeing this build completed.

Andrew

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  • Member since
    May 2020
  • From: North East of England
Posted by Hutch6390 on Sunday, October 10, 2021 2:42 PM

Looks like an interesting build, Nikola, and a unique colour scheme, too.

Vell, Zaphod's just zis guy, you know?

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    July 2019
Posted by Hoss WA on Sunday, October 10, 2021 6:20 PM

Cool scheme. Following along. 

  • Member since
    September 2019
  • From: Belgrade, Serbia
Posted by Nikola on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 12:52 PM

Hi gents,

 

I finally started working on it. :)

 

This is my first Italeri kit and to my surprise the plastic is very very soft. OK for cleaning, sanding and scraping, but it feels so thin and fragile. Also very bendable.

The quality of molding and fit don't seem that great as well. 

 

I started with wing and wheel well parts and in my opinion this is a very strange way to break up the parts. It's going to be a pain in the a$$ to make it right:

 

 

Best,

Nikola

Nikola Topalov,

  • Member since
    September 2019
  • From: Belgrade, Serbia
Posted by Nikola on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 12:54 PM

Also, initial engine assembly done. Molding quality is far from great.

 

 

Nikola Topalov,

  • Member since
    September 2019
  • From: Belgrade, Serbia
Posted by Nikola on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 9:53 AM

I'll use the engine for practice and try and make something decent out of it. If it still looks like s@#t I'll just cover it. :)

Nikola Topalov,

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 10:43 AM

I'll bet it will look great. 

Chad

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