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    mpk got a reaction from Martinnfb in P-40n "Gloria Lyons"   
    A Kiwirrkurra P-40???
     
    YES!
     
    Watching. 
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    mpk got a reaction from Martinnfb in Trumpeter Me-262 A-1a. Walter Schuck 1/JG 7.   
    Thanks guys. 
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    mpk got a reaction from Martinnfb in Trumpeter Me-262 A-1a. Walter Schuck 1/JG 7.   
    Yeah I think so. I ditched the spitfire due to lack of interest. My interest.
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    mpk got a reaction from Martinnfb in Trumpeter Me-262 A-1a. Walter Schuck 1/JG 7.   
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    mpk got a reaction from MARU5137 in 1998 Shelf of Doom Rescue (1/48 Hasegawa Bf109F)   
    Thank you so very much. I love that seat. It's better than the chair I am using now. 
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    mpk got a reaction from MARU5137 in 1998 Shelf of Doom Rescue (1/48 Hasegawa Bf109F)   
    Thanks for the heads up regarding Albion alloy. I just bought the tubes. 
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    mpk got a reaction from MARU5137 in Make the others jealous   
    I built the Hasegawa here. Indeed, it was my first completed kit following my "insane" thread. It needs to be re-tooled.
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    mpk got a reaction from MARU5137 in Make the others jealous   
    I've also got this. It was going to be in my Xmas prize until I upgraded the prize.
     

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    mpk got a reaction from MARU5137 in Make the others jealous   
    Hi mate. I've got these and am not going to use them.

     
    If you like I'll post them to you later this week. I'm sending something to another member as well.
     
    If so, PM your address. There's a chance I have the matching wheels. I'll have a look.
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    mpk got a reaction from ivanmoe in My 2 day Tamiya Mt I. SPW.sd.Kjz.251/9 Ausf.D build.   
    I wanted to see what I could do yesterday. I began this at around 9.30 AM Tuesday. It is now 1.17 PM Wed.
    It still needs a machine gun and a base. And crew.  
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
     
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    mpk got a reaction from GDW in Trumpeter 1/24 Hawker Hurricane Mk.I.   
    Closer look. 
     

     

     

     
     
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    mpk got a reaction from GDW in Trumpeter 1/24 Hawker Hurricane Mk.I.   
    Different light.
     

     

     

     

     

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    mpk got a reaction from GDW in Trumpeter 1/24 Hawker Hurricane Mk.I.   
    Hi guys.
    Using my collection of 1138 photos of Hurricanes as reference, I spent the weekend weathering my BoB Mk.I. A number of photos of BoB era Hurricanes show very heavy weathering all over the metal areas, predominantly the inner wing area, and also stretching out to the mid and outer wing. Not only are many heavily affected by scuff marks from shoes, but also show staining from fluid streaking from the engine cowlings and adjacent panels behind the engine.
     
    303 Sqn Hurricane photos show gun soot flowing further back across the wing than I'd guessed. The belly had me guessing and I screwed up quite a few weathering attempts before becoming happy with my result. I added pin washes, chalk etc and removed them all. I started random ideas I'd never heard of and forget exactly how I got to this point.
     
    I think I'm happy with it...........
     
    So anyway...
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
    I now have to repaint the wheel wells, weather the undercarriage and canopy, find where I placed all the rest of the bits, and complete it.
     
    Thanks for having a look. 
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    mpk got a reaction from GDW in Trumpeter 1/24 Hawker Hurricane Mk.I.   
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    mpk got a reaction from GDW in Trumpeter 1/24 Hawker Hurricane Mk.I.   
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    mpk got a reaction from GDW in Trumpeter 1/24 Hawker Hurricane Mk.I.   
    This is all happening in real time.
     
    Having brushed off excess chalk and pigment, I just gave it a flat clear coat.
     

     

     

     
    I am making this up as I go along. Unsure what next to try?
     
    I now have well over 1000 photos of hurricanes. Some BoB hurricanes weathered greatly, others not so much. I guess it was due to how busy they were. 
     
    Here's a couple of reference photos I am using. 
     

     

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    mpk got a reaction from GDW in Trumpeter 1/24 Hawker Hurricane Mk.I.   
    I have begun the very slow method of my weathering.
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    mpk got a reaction from GDW in Trumpeter 1/24 Hawker Hurricane Mk.I.   
    Techmod worked. 
     
    I probably should start a thread about what worked and didn't. 
     
    Completed the stencils today and left some exhaust stains.
     

     

     
     
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    mpk got a reaction from GDW in Trumpeter 1/24 Hawker Hurricane Mk.I.   
    All the main markings applied. I've begun the stencils. 
    Another note regarding Techmod decals
     
    By accident I placed a fragile stencil in the wrong area. I was sure I was going to lose it. However, I used my dry index finger to press upon it and it lifted easily. I was glad to see this and worried attaching by pressing it down would fail. It didn't! I was then able to remove crinks with a wet brush. I couldn't believe it, but there it was.
     
    As far as I can tell, it all depends on allowing them to soak for a longer period than other brands. They are incredibly thin and tear easily, unless soaked to a point when with a light touch the decals slide on the backing paper.
     
    I am now wondering how I will weather this hurricane. It's just come through the BoB flying with the Polish 303 Sqn. British summers aren't as harsh as deserts and the Pacific. I like the marbling on the underside. However a black base left Dark earth darker than dark earth!!! What to do???? 
     
    Hmmmmmmm.... 
     

     

     

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    mpk got a reaction from GDW in Trumpeter 1/24 Hawker Hurricane Mk.I.   
    Thanks Gazza.
     
    Re' Techmod decals. Don't push the decal. When pushed the edge folds down and under itself. I nearly lost the chalk Polish Sqn score. I didn't panic and saved it using a brush. 'Twas a close run thing.
     

     

     

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    mpk got a reaction from GDW in Trumpeter 1/24 Hawker Hurricane Mk.I.   
    I've begun using my Techmod decals. I leave them to soak in water for up to ten minutes. After this period they become loose. I then apply water, not Microset, to the required area. None has reacted adversely to being moved into place. Indeed, they are very forgiving. I then brush on Microsol. So far so good.
     
    I'm going to leave it for today.
     

     

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    mpk got a reaction from GDW in Trumpeter 1/24 Hawker Hurricane Mk.I.   
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    mpk got a reaction from GDW in Trumpeter 1/24 Hawker Hurricane Mk.I.   
    Ha! Thanks mate.
     
    And what came in perfect time, the decals purchased from RebelAlpha on eBay. 
    Scott is a legend. I ordered from the States a week ago.
     
    Brilliant. 
     

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    mpk got a reaction from GDW in Trumpeter 1/24 Hawker Hurricane Mk.I.   
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    mpk got a reaction from GDW in Trumpeter 1/24 Hawker Hurricane Mk.I.   
    Well I failed to head south. 
     
    I noticed a gap had appeared. I mentioned to Gazza the other day that I've begun using Vallejo plastic putty.
     
    It took less than 10 seconds to fill this gap. I used a toothpick to slosh some putty into the gap and wiped the excess away with a damp cotton bud. Slosh. Wipe. Done.
     

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