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Hurricane K3083

The two decades between the First and Second World Wars saw major advances in all areas of technology. In military and civil aviation, flimsy wood and canvas biplanes and triplanes gave way to sleek all-metal monoplanes. The lumbering "land ships" of WW1 were replaced by maneuverable tanks and armoured cars. In this GB, anything that was developed and operated between 1919 and 1939 (but not WW2) is fair game.
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Hurricane K3083

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Hurricane K5083 was the Hurricane prototype and will fit into my collection that includes 'The last of the Many' .

The inspiration is my Diverse Images model in 1/144 that was mastered by our latest club member, Sera Vine.
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By way of reference I have the Bentley plans and that great book on the Hurricane by Francis K Mason.
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The starting point is the lovely little Sweet Hurricane (Fabric Wing version)
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The main differences are, less framing on the hood, no exhaust stubs, no guns, no ventral fin, no rudder trim tab, different shaped and shorter radiator, different wheel covers and wells, no landing lights or aerials and the addition of tail struts.

David

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Re: Hurricane K3083

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Here are a few progress shots,
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The canopy has been sanded, polished and dipped in Klear.
The bumps around the nose have been sanded off and the first filler in the exhaust slots added.
Filler has been added to the gun bays and the radiator squared off and shortened.
The ventral keel has gone but the tail wheel safely stored away.

I'm still thinking how to reshape the wheel wells.

Cheers,

David

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Re: Hurricane K3083

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Superb choice and great start too! I was mulling how I could do precisely this a while ago so very interested to see how you get on.

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Re: Hurricane K3083

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Wow! Interesting. Watching on :)
Ian :D

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Great choice and a fine start too. Best of British to you. :)

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Re: Hurricane K3083

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Some progress to report. Now the gun bays have been filled I have scribed the rib tapes in. The prototype didn't have landing lights fitted so the solid ones have been fitted. Some fillets have been added to the landing gear bays.
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The seat ledge has been removed and the inside cleaned up.
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I have folded up an appropriate seat for Mr Bulman to occupy,
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More soon,

David

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Re: Hurricane K3083

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looks good so far. :D

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Re: Hurricane K3083

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Only so far, lots to do, but so little time.

The trouble with being retired is that is too much to do.....

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Re: Hurricane K3083

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Well at least you don’t need to remember what day of the week it is. :D

Seriously nice progress so far. Very interested in that seat too. Is it actual-width? My Eduard sets all have absurdly squashed ones to account for styrene thickness.

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Re: Hurricane K3083

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The seat is one of Brenguns RAF set and they fold nicely into shape.

Yesterday was not a good modelling day. I started with a polish of the joints, a coat of black primer. OK so far, then out with the aluminum spray for the fabric areas. DARN IT! The finish was awful, grey and grainy.

The model now rests in a bath of Fairy Power Spray.

David

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