Airfix 1/48 Sea Hurricane

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Re: Airfix 1/48 Sea Hurricane

Post by Stuart Clark » Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:07 am

Final assembly was completed and a coat of Vallejo black surface primer was applied.

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I then proceeded to paint the propellor. Tamiya yellow was sprayed first, masked and then Tamiya semi-gloss black was applied.

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Once the primer had dried 2 light coats of Tamiya sky were sprayed on.

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Now to let it set for at least a day or more before masking for the upper colors.
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Re: Airfix 1/48 Sea Hurricane

Post by Stuart Clark » Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:44 am

Real life is intruding into modeling time at least until the new year. At least I've found a short-term contract.
Put the first coat of XF-22 RLM Gray on tonight. The color is darker then what the picture is showing.

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Re: Airfix 1/48 Sea Hurricane

Post by Stuart Clark » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:32 am

As predicted Dec. with working 2 jobs (and 15 hour days) gave no time for work on the bench, followed by catching the flu over Christmas/New Years.

Got the Montex Masks on over the space of a few days. They go on very well but I didn't realize some are oversized particularly in the tail and wingtips. Once I figured that out they went on very well.

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XF 63 was then sprayed on and allowed to dry. The masks lifted off very well with only one small spot where the underlying paint lifted. This was fixed in short order.

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I am very impressed with the Montex masks and would use them again.
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Re: Airfix 1/48 Sea Hurricane

Post by Geoff Heyland » Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:48 pm

Stu - hope you are feeling better! Do you just burnish down mtape for masking or do you preseal with something clear before spraying over a different colour? I've had some leakage issues lately no matter how hard I burnish Tamiya tape. Tried brushing Future over the mask but that didn't seem to work, although I likely didn't wait long enough before spraying the next colour...

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Re: Airfix 1/48 Sea Hurricane

Post by Stuart Clark » Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:30 am

Getting better slowly but surely, hopefully, some more time on the bench this weekend.
DId'nt do anything special other than making sure the Montex masks were down securely. I gently push down the edges with my finger and a q-tip for tight areas. In some areas, I added some Tamiya tape particularly to prevent overspray.

I tend to let the 1st color down set for at least 48 hours before applying masks. I spray acrylics and enamels would probably take longer.

I know some folks will spray color 1, then mask, then spray color 1 again along the edges before doing color 2.
Anytime I do masking the main thing I do is to make sure I spray at a 90-degree angle or great so the chance of spaying under a mask is less, It can be tricky but with practice, it works out quite well.
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Re: Airfix 1/48 Sea Hurricane

Post by Geoff Heyland » Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:29 pm

I think I am just impatient! I need some “serenity now”! Practicing some plywood WW1 wood painting techniques this weekend on a 1/72 Airfix Albatross before tackling the Wingnuts version! Thanks for the tips and get well soon. It was a bear for me to get past!

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Re: Airfix 1/48 Sea Hurricane

Post by Stuart Clark » Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:20 am

Put on a gloss coat in preparation for decals and starting working on the landing gear.

Looking at the kit more closely, I think my choice of XF63 was a bit too dark, perhaps I should have gone with XF83. Oh well, I still like the look of is.
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Re: Airfix 1/48 Sea Hurricane

Post by Geoff Heyland » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:32 am

Stu - do you order your PE, masks, resin conversions, etc online or through a local shop? I have never actually bought anything online, especially over a border, so I am not sure how it works.

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