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BoB Hurricane Mk.Is (Sweet)

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Hi everyone!

Here are three more of my Hurricane Mk.Is, this time from Sweet's Battle of Britain Aces box, which I built back in 2009. For building notes see my MTO Hurricanes further back. These kits were all brush-painted except for the matt varnish which was airbrushed.
Firstly, P2921/GZ-L, flown by Flt Lt P. M. Brothers, No. 32 Sqn, RAF, Biggin Hill/Hawkings, July 1940.
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Secondly, P2798/LK-A, flown by Flt Lt Ian R. Gleed, “A” Flight Commander, No. 87 Sqn, RAF, Exeter, September 1940.
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Finally, V6555/DT-A, flown by Sqn Ldr R. R. S. Tuck, No. 257 Sqn, RAF, North Weald, October 1940.
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nice looking models that would make an impressive display.
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Nice works! ;)

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Congrats on your little jewels. Indeed they are "sweet" :roll: I especially like your brush painting work!! What type of paint and thinners did you use? I have recently been brush-painting with Vallejo Game Colors thinned with Testors Universal Acrylic Thinner (and it has been working nicely), but I am always looking out for other resources.

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Miguel, I have to said that you have very interesting collection of 1/144' models.
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Really sweet one!





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Thanks to all for your praise and comments
Dave998 wrote:What type of paint and thinners did you use?
With these kits I used PollyScale paints for the top surfaces and Lifecolor Sky for the bottom. With acrylic paints I normally thin with water though I have used Xtracrylix thinner with the same brand paints and Tamiya's thinner for it's own paints. The red spinner and the exhuasts and other metallic surfaces were painted with Humbrol enamels. For the matt varnish I used Vallejo's as I only airbrush acrylic paints. This varnish is among the best only second to PollyScale's (which I haven't been able to get anymore). Weathering was done by dry-brushing Humbrol black, rust and light grey enamels.
Woit wrote:Miguel, I have to said that you have very interesting collection of 1/144' models.
And I still have more planes to show and I in my break from MiG-21s I am working on another interesting plane which have very much wanted in my collection :) . It's been recently that the number of 1/144 kits in my collection has exceeded those of other scales. In the last two years I have only built one kit in my previously favourite scale - 1/72.

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Nice to see all the variations of the Hurri. Well done!

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Firstly, lovely work as always, Miguel. Makes me want to get my little horde of unassembled Sweet Hurricanes out of the cupboard and dive in! The Cartograf decals certainly add to what are already impressive little kits.

Interested in your combination of acrylics and enamels. Wish I'd thought of Humbrol red for the spinners on a couple of my still-under-construction Mustangs as I reckon it does apply smoother than some acrylics. Even thinned, I'm not particularly happy with my hand-painted Tamiya red spinners as I can definitely detect brush marks. With airbrushing, I'm happy enough with Tamiya, Gunze, Lifecolor and other acrylics. One question. I assume you paint exhausts after completing the acrylic camouflage, so have you ever had issues with the solvent in the enamel redissolving the acrylic underneath it?
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One question. I assume you paint exhausts after completing the acrylic camouflage, so have you ever had issues with the solvent in the enamel redissolving the acrylic underneath it?
No I haven't. I have often read that you can't use one over the other but, so far, I don't recall having had problems.

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