Airfix 1/48 Hurricane Mk I

The wing roots are all filled, sanded and polished and just need some primer spraying on the model to highlight any poor joins; I was hoping to avoid destroying the raised detail around the carburettor intake but to get a good joint it was unavoidable. To replace it I drilled holes then inserted short piecesContinue reading “Airfix 1/48 Hurricane Mk I”

Airfix 1/48 Hurricane Mk I

I removed the masking tape that was holding the model together and it looked like this; The leading edges and roots look much better now. The gaps at the back where the sections were removed were filled and for this I used Milliput as you can smooth it out with water and it saves destroyingContinue reading “Airfix 1/48 Hurricane Mk I”

Airfix 1/48 Hurricane Mk I

A couple of days ago I fitted the lower wing to the fuselage then the upper wings after some good advice from a modelling buddy and left it to set. Now I had heard that the wing roots could be a poor fit on some Airfix kits but not on others so guess who hasContinue reading “Airfix 1/48 Hurricane Mk I”

Airfix 1/48 Hurricane Mk I

The cockpit is now painted so I was able to glue the fuselage together. When dry it will be filled and cleaned up before the lower wing with the cockpit assembly is fitted; The seat belts are by HGW and they do look good however it is VERY easy to split them in two whenContinue reading “Airfix 1/48 Hurricane Mk I”

Life Miniatures German tank commander bust

While I was in an airbrushing mood I masked off the face of this bust and sprayed the hat with a matt varnish as you may remember the Vallejo paint dried with a sheen that just kills the look; All I need to do is paint the panzer badge, add the headphones and I canContinue reading “Life Miniatures German tank commander bust”

Airfix 1/48 Hurricane Mk 1

I sprayed the cockpit green/grey today using Tamiya XF-71 however I put some light grey and a lot of white in the mix as straight out of the jar the colour is too dark for RAF aircraft; I probably could have gone even lighter as pin washes will darken the base colour but I’m happyContinue reading “Airfix 1/48 Hurricane Mk 1”

Airfix Hurricane Mk I

After priming the interior with Vallejo Surface Primer I tried another new product from them for the cockpit, floor and wheel wells, this time it was their Metal Colour (77-701 aluminium).Again I tried this on my test piece and straightaway it looked very promising so I sprayed it on the Hurricane. This stuff does notContinue reading “Airfix Hurricane Mk I”

Prime time for the Takom Leopard and Airfix Hurricane

Now that the Leopard had dried out and the Hurricane is up to the stage of being painted internally I primed both models using Vallejo’s black Surface Primer. It’s the first time I’ve used this stuff on current projects as I’ve only done tests on an old model but I do like it, I usuallyContinue reading “Prime time for the Takom Leopard and Airfix Hurricane”

Airfix 1/48 Hurricane Mk I

I’ve added some more details to the cockpit, I just need to add the rudder pedals and I can get it painted. Although Eduard supply seatbelts in the Zoom set I’ve ordered some from HGW as these are actually made of fabric and will conform to the seat better, etch belts are too stiff (unlessContinue reading “Airfix 1/48 Hurricane Mk I”

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