Airfix 1/48 Hurricane Mk I finished

The first one for 2018 (yes I did start it last year but…). Not a quick build as the wing roots on my example were a shocking fit but altogether it looks the part and it’s quite nicely detailed. Aftermarket goodies were limited to an Eduard Zoom set for the interior, HGW seatbelts and EduardContinue reading “Airfix 1/48 Hurricane Mk I finished”

Airfix 1/48 Hurricane Mk I

Time to get this one finished as it’s been hanging around for long enough; I sprayed the exhaust staining starting with a very thinned Tamiya X-19 Smoke then a thin coat of light grey was sprayed in the middle, after this the model was sprayed all over with matt varnish. The undercarriage door interiors andContinue reading “Airfix 1/48 Hurricane Mk I”

Airfix 1/48 Hurricane Mk I

After putting the decals on I had a slight problem with the upper wing roundels in that a raised detail on the wing prevented the decals bedding down and I had to slice them with a scalpel. This left noticeable marks on the decals so after a think I ordered some masking film and whenContinue reading “Airfix 1/48 Hurricane Mk I”

Airfix 1/48 Hurricane Mk I

YAY I got the stickers on tonight; I need to sort out a couple of areas where the decals haven’t sat down properly and paint the fin leading edge red, trying to match the decal. Speaking of which I *was* going to actually paint the red segment completely but instead I cut the white stripContinue reading “Airfix 1/48 Hurricane Mk I”

Airfix 1/48 Hurricane Mk I

After me raving about the Vallejo Surface Primer a week or so ago I’ve had an issue with it in that trying to rub down the joints that needed filling, the primer has just peeled off; It’s as though there is no ‘bite’ to the primer whatsoever. I’ve since received some advice as to whereContinue reading “Airfix 1/48 Hurricane Mk I”

Airfix 1/48 Hurricane Mk I

The build is now complete and the model needs a clean before applying the primer coat. Before the main gear was painted I added the brake lines using copper wire and small strips of masking tape to represent the fasteners that hold the brake lines to the door. The wheels are Eduard Brassin items. AlthoughContinue reading “Airfix 1/48 Hurricane Mk I”

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”

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