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Airfix 1/48 Sea Hurricane

Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:16 pm
by Stuart Clark
Ordered from Broughdale's
Really looking forward to this kit. Inbox review will be coming.

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Re: Airfix 1/48 Sea Hurricane

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:21 pm
by Stuart Clark
Here is the promised video inbox review.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aQbtAa2zX8

Re: Airfix 1/48 Sea Hurricane

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:15 am
by Stuart Clark
I've started work on the Sea Hurricane. Life has been very busy so I've only had 15-30 min at a time with this kit. However, this has worked out well as the cockpit area consists of quite a few steps where you glue a component on and it's best to wait until it is set completely. So the past few nights have been one step at a time.

I decided to do steps 13-16 first and then put the subframe on the lower wing before building up the cockpit frame. This allows IMHO for easier alignment. The test will be when the fuselage halves go over the assembly later on. :-)

Now that most of the subassembly is done, a coat of Tamiya XF-56 is sprayed on. Quite pleased with the results at this point.

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Next up with be some brush painting of some other colors in areas and gentle weathering.

Re: Airfix 1/48 Sea Hurricane

Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:35 am
by Stuart Clark
Test fitting the various Yahu cockpit panel bits. They are true works of art.

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Re: Airfix 1/48 Sea Hurricane

Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:56 am
by Stuart Clark
Turning toward the fuselage halves. First up is spraying and detailing the cockpit sidewalls. Since it is now very difficult to get the Gunze Aqueous interior green around here lately, I've switched to the Vallejo Model Air 71010 Interior Green which is a very good match.

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Re: Airfix 1/48 Sea Hurricane

Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:04 pm
by Stuart Clark
Also starting to look at these great looking paper-based seat belts which I got at UMP

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Re: Airfix 1/48 Sea Hurricane

Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:14 pm
by Stuart Clark
Belts installed to the seats, still two buckles to go in this picture but I was getting cross-eyed. These paper-based sets are much easier to work with then photo etch and IMHO look more realistic.

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Also did a quick test fit of the fuselage onto the wings, as other reviewers have noted, the fit is very precise.

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Re: Airfix 1/48 Sea Hurricane

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:35 am
by Stuart Clark
Got the wings and fuselage together. The fit was very good. There might be some filling required for one small area.

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Fuselage and wings were put together, the fit is very precise but after a few minutes, it got put together. There was some filling required at the wing roots but overall it came together well.

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