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April 12, 2017

Cool Hurricane decals

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OK, I admit it, I am addicted.

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December 7, 2016

Airfix Hawker Hurricane Mk.I

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Finished another one for 2016.  Airfix Hawker Huricane Mk.I

October 19, 2016

Magazine review: RT Vol.38 #3 (Fall 2016)

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The latest issue of RT rolled in a week or two ago and though I read it right away, I’m just getting around to doing the review.

Heck, these reviews of RT could be on autopilot now.  Every one is the same.  It’s a great magazine; you should join IPMS/Canada.

Well, it is true for this issue as well.  We get part two of Jim Bates Canadian Hurricane article as well as decals to make a few of the aircraft profiled.  There is also a nice build of a series of Canadian Sherman variants.  As I’ve said so many times before, it is a great magazine; you should join IPMS/Canada.  Plus, free decals!!!

October 15, 2016

Airfix Hurricane in the stretch

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All ready for some weathering.hurri1a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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October 1, 2016

Hurricane progress

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Making some progress on the battle of the Barristers Hurricane.

Hurricane underside

Hurricane underside

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hurricane topside B scheme

Hurricane topside B scheme

 

July 7, 2016

Magazine review: RT Vol. 38 #2 (Summer 2016)

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Frankly, I almost get tired of writing a review of issues of RT.  RT, as you know by now is the quarterly magazine of IPMS/Canada.  All of my reviews are pretty much the same since I am of the opinion that RT is the best modeling magazine out there, either commercial or non-commercial.

This issue is particularly good. Our good friend Jim Bates has the first part of a multi-part article on the Canadian Hurricanes.  This article contains a bunch of great reference photos and represents the kind of in depth research that modelers crave.  Jim has done a true service by gathering this info.  In addition, there are articles on a 1924 steam powered truck, a 72nd WWII Canadian minesweeper as well as a 35th scale build of the WWII Canadian army “Otter” recon vehicle. All of these articles are well worth reading and this magazine provided great reading material on a round trip flight to DC a few weeks ago.

If you aren’t already, you should become a member of IPMS/Canada right away.  Tell them David sent you.

May 24, 2016

IPMS Canada

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IPMS Canada produces, IMHO one of the finest modeling magazines out there, RT.  This issue soon to come out contains an article by “friend of the blog” Jim Bates.  Now would be the time to join.

February 28, 2016

2016 Modeling report #8

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Date:Feb. 5th, 2016

Time: 2.5 hrs

Yearly total: 14.92

Worked on the wing/fuselage fit of the Hurricane.  For some reason this was a difficult area.  No one else has reported this problem on this kit, so I can only assume the fault is mine.  It took a lot of work, but I finally got it to fit.  I also did a little work on the figures that will ultimately in the diorama with the Hurricane.

February 7, 2016

2016 Modeling report #6 & #7

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Date: Jan. 22nd and 24th, 2016

Time: 1.5 hrs and 2.0 hrs

Yearly total: 12.42

A good modeling weekend.  I managed to wedge in a few hours work on the Airfix Hurricane.  Got everything buttoned up and worked on the major seams.  This kit hasn’t gone together quite as well as the previous new Airfix kits.  I had real trouble with the wing fuselage joint as it was much too tight.  I had to do a lot of sanding and fitting to make it work.  No one else has reported this problem, so I am pretty sure it was my fault.  Not sure what went wrong.

January 19, 2016

2016 Modeling report #5

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Date: Jan. 16th, 2016

Time: 2.05 hrs

Yearly total: 8.92

As in the past two years, January starts with a bang.  Last year, I think I got fully 30 percent of my modeling for the year done in January.  I predict a slow down coming, but we shall see.  More work on the Hurricane.  Got the entire canopy masked in just an hour using the Eduard pre-cut masks.  I will never build another model that doesn’t have a set of these available.  The model is moving along nicely.

Hurricane Canopy

Hurricane Canopy

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