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Hawker Hurricane Mk.I, Aeronautique Militaire Belge, 1940

The second year of WW2 is primarily remembered for the Battle of Britain, but there was far more besides, both from a military and a civilian perspective. So, eighty years hence, this Group Build is open to anything that was around in 1940, from fighter aircraft to armoured cars, from battleships to buses.
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Hawker Hurricane Mk.I, Aeronautique Militaire Belge, 1940

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next to the Fairey Battle, im gonna be building another Belgian aircraft, this time a Hawker Hurricane Mk.I 8-)

i have already built one a while ago, but i wasnt satisfied with the way it turned out, especialy with the roundels: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6079

so to replace it, im gonna have a second attempt at it, and again, with the old Revell Micro Wings Hurricane.

i have already started today with the mating of the fuselage and wings, and painting the insides.
the aluminium underside will be handpainted, the rest airbrushed.

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on the bench:
-3 x Sepecat Jaguar (RAF, France and Indian AF) ON HOLD
-Area 88 Air Base diorama
-F4U Corsair (US Navy & Fleet Air Arm)
-F4F wildcat (US Navy & Fleet Air Arm Martlet Mk.IV)
-SBD-5 Dauntless

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Re: Hawker Hurricane Mk.I, Aeronautique Militaire Belge, 1940

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Will definitely make a nice companion for your Battle.
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Re: Hawker Hurricane Mk.I, Aeronautique Militaire Belge, 1940

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just like the Fairey Battle, it has been masked off and a first coat of paint has been sprayed on.

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on the bench:
-3 x Sepecat Jaguar (RAF, France and Indian AF) ON HOLD
-Area 88 Air Base diorama
-F4U Corsair (US Navy & Fleet Air Arm)
-F4F wildcat (US Navy & Fleet Air Arm Martlet Mk.IV)
-SBD-5 Dauntless

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Re: Hawker Hurricane Mk.I, Aeronautique Militaire Belge, 1940

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green on, first time im trying freehand with my airbrush. still getting the hang of it, but it went okay 8-)

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on the bench:
-3 x Sepecat Jaguar (RAF, France and Indian AF) ON HOLD
-Area 88 Air Base diorama
-F4U Corsair (US Navy & Fleet Air Arm)
-F4F wildcat (US Navy & Fleet Air Arm Martlet Mk.IV)
-SBD-5 Dauntless

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Re: Hawker Hurricane Mk.I, Aeronautique Militaire Belge, 1940

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details on the wings are done, i had some problem with paint seeping throught the maskingtape, but i managed to fix it as much as possible. the prop is already painted, but now the project is going on hold until the decals are printed.
still some smaller paintworks to be done later.

Image
on the bench:
-3 x Sepecat Jaguar (RAF, France and Indian AF) ON HOLD
-Area 88 Air Base diorama
-F4U Corsair (US Navy & Fleet Air Arm)
-F4F wildcat (US Navy & Fleet Air Arm Martlet Mk.IV)
-SBD-5 Dauntless

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Re: Hawker Hurricane Mk.I, Aeronautique Militaire Belge, 1940

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Decals are on and sealed with clear, all it needs now is a coat of mat varnish 8-)

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on the bench:
-3 x Sepecat Jaguar (RAF, France and Indian AF) ON HOLD
-Area 88 Air Base diorama
-F4U Corsair (US Navy & Fleet Air Arm)
-F4F wildcat (US Navy & Fleet Air Arm Martlet Mk.IV)
-SBD-5 Dauntless

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Re: Hawker Hurricane Mk.I, Aeronautique Militaire Belge, 1940

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this one's done, im gonna add more pictures later, most of them were not sharp enough.

the aircraft was operated by 2/I/2Ae (2 Squadron, I Group, 2nd Air Regiment) at Schaffen Airfield in May 1940.

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on the bench:
-3 x Sepecat Jaguar (RAF, France and Indian AF) ON HOLD
-Area 88 Air Base diorama
-F4U Corsair (US Navy & Fleet Air Arm)
-F4F wildcat (US Navy & Fleet Air Arm Martlet Mk.IV)
-SBD-5 Dauntless

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Re: Hawker Hurricane Mk.I, Aeronautique Militaire Belge, 1940

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Nice one! All those years using a hairy stick, you've definitely nailed this airbrushing caper, nils. Combined with your What Ifs elsewhere, the Aeronautique Militaire Belge is finally getting some really decent representation on the forum. :D
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Re: Hawker Hurricane Mk.I, Aeronautique Militaire Belge, 1940

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Nicely done!!

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