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Jeff's Hurricane Blitz***finished***
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PostPosted: February 2nd, 2018, 1:05 am 
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Marking my spot forthe Blitz. My theme of "Fly by Night" is based on the subject. The Hobbycraft Hawker Hurricane IIc.

Hasegawa and Airfix have better versions but the Hobbycraft kit is still fairly nice and when located, cheap.

Box Art. What is not to like about this image.


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And a terrific source for weathering ideas.

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Had the kit for awhile but it is still sealed in the polybags.

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Two RAF types and a French subject. Plus extra stuff for a MS406. From experience the decals are thin, strong and will work fine. Another plus.




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So the idea is a kit that will fit well, has few parts and overall one color.

Google images has several good wartime color pictures of BE500 LK*A.

So if the stars continue to align, early next week I will begin.

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Looks to be an excellent choice Jeff!

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Super subject choice Jeff. Looking forward to it.

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Excellent choice, Jeff. The Hurricane looks very mean and moody in the black intruder scheme 8-) Do I also spy parts on the sprues to make a Mk IID tank buster armed with underwing 40mm Vickers 'S' guns?

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That is correct. The kit is complete for just about any version. I may be using the long range tanks on mine.

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You not going loaded for bear then :-D

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Think four 20’s get the point across. :lol:

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Very smart. I do like some of these Hobbycraft kits - their Buchon is a particular favourite!

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You are so right Daren. The Messerschmitt series offered huge bang for the buck.

Well tomorrow is my target date for the Hurri’

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Look forward to seeing this, Jeff. I like the look of this Hobbycraft kit, which seems to offer a great deal.

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I have my seat cup of coffee and the popcorn so you can start now. :-D

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When you say two hours from now, do yo mean two hours from now or two hours from when I first read the message because my coffee has gone cold :-D

I just spotted the kit is 1/48 that’s a brave move on a Blitz.

I’m now even keener to watch the build.

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OK. A little bump in the road but under way. Actually started at 0609 EST But now cutting and gluing.



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The instructions actually begin with air screw assembly but as usual I will be skipping around doing the halves first.

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That looks like a nice clean workbench it puts mine to shame

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Next installment.

Interior painting started. Pieces requiring two halves together.

Tamiya Cockpit Green and Hull Red for the seat. Cutting out the Sutton harness out of tape.

Strong Cuppa on brew.


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