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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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Re: Hurricane K3083

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Ah drats. Please tell me you weren’t using Vallejo. :(

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No Humbrol. Good news the aluminium has come off. Bad news the primer has turned into a gooey mess.

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oooo Bugger, that is challenging...

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Well fortunately I have some Purisol in stock. Its Hannant's own brand paint stripper. 30 minutes of work with that solvent and some cotton buds I was back to bare plastic.

This time I used Tamiya rattle can grey primer.
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The radiator meanwhile was coated with a product called Goldfinger, although the colour chosen is silver! Left overnight, then polished, gave me this result.
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The model is now remasked and awaiting its coat of aluminium dope.

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Excellent recovery from what could have been an absolute disaster. Must find out more about that Purisol as I have had various issues stripping back models in the past. Recently found that the thinners AK use for their Extreme Metal finishes strips like mad. However, leave it on a fraction too long and the surface of your model starts to dissolve. Think it might be closely related to acetone! :shock:
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It was my intention to foil the shiney metal bits. I spent two hours at model club attaching Bare Metal foil. I didn't like it. It's just too bright in our small scale. Off it came. I am determined to beat this little monster.
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I hope it all comes together. If all else fails, I often find a regular fine-grained aluminum paint works well for the bare areas. Then a few drops of white to the same colour delivers quite a nice aluminum-doped linen look to the other areas.

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David, Bare Metal Foil comes in a number of different types, including Matt Aluminium. might be worth looking at others in their range.
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Thanks for the advice lads! I have used the Goldfinger paste and I think this gives the difference in sheen and shine I was looking for.
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I've included the flaps, not evident in the photos I have but everything that was metal was highly polished. Therefore I guess that would include the flaps.

Onto doing the cockpit and sticking things together
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Re: Hurricane K3083

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A little more progress.
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The contrast in the picture is not as pronounced as it is in real life.
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The canopy has had the frames sanded off, polished and ready for decal framing.

The red is red oxide primer on the leading edge fuel tanks.

More pix soon.

David

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