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    Mr Creosote got a reaction from MikeMaben in PCM Hawker Hurricane MK.1   
    Thanks Mike. That's what I achieved or close to it. 
    Richard
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    Mr Creosote reacted to MikeMaben in PCM Hawker Hurricane MK.1   
    Hey Richard, I'll be draggin' this kit down from the SOD as soon as I finish my 109D.
    When I started mine loooong ago I did a drawing re the dihedral (or lack of) for the
    Hurricane. Hope it helps.
     

    The 2 red lines are flat and 90 degrees off the vertical centerline. There's no dihedral
    until past the landing gear. Looking good so far .
     
    p.s. only the red lines are mine, I didn't draw the Hurricane.

     
     
     
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    Mr Creosote got a reaction from Rockie Yarwood in PCM Hawker Hurricane MK.1   
    I have started the build. Once I started sorting out the cockpit parts I noticed that the photoetch was gone. I thought ,at first, that I may have to abandon this project, at least for the time being but decided to look through the instructions to see what photoetched parts went where. As it turned out it was the instrument panel, seat belts, rudder pedal straps and radiator grills and detail. I have mesh for the radiator, etched seatbelts in the stash, a choice of materials for the rudder pedal straps and either buy a Yahu or other  instrument panel  or scratch build one. 
    I decided to attempt to build the instrument panel first. I have the materials and tools so its worth a shot. 
    I made sheet plastic blanks using the kit's plastic instrument panel backing. I guesstimated the dimension of the flying panel. For reference I used the drawings in Aerodata International's "Fighters of World War II".
    The flying panel was first. I punched disks from black decal and applied them to the panel as template guide for punching the holes in the sheet styrene.  I did the same for the rest of the instrument panel. The hole size was determined by the size of the instrument decal going in that location. I am using Mike Grant decals for the instruments. Switches were  made using  Evergreen strip and shapes or for the smaller electrical switch panels some Reheat photoetch was used. 
     
    The starting point:
        
    Decal disks on the flying panel:

     
    The flying panel instruments punched and the being used to aid in locating the other instruments as accurately as possible.
     

     

     
    Panel completed. The compass mount and compass are resin kit parts and will be added later. 

     
    The cockpit frame work basically complete. The rudder pedal straps were made from lead foil. I did, at first, try to use styrene strip but tired of wrestling with it and switched. I think they turned out alright.

     

     
    More to come.
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    Mr Creosote got a reaction from Rockie Yarwood in PCM Hawker Hurricane MK.1   
    The instrument panel after being fit and glued up into the fuselage. Not the best picture but I think it serves the purpose. To try to get a better fit and bond the forward or front was beveled somewhat. The gloss at the join is some CA that came through. Clear flat was used as a fix even though I doubt that edge would be visible once complete but you never know.   

    The cockpit frame work and seat painted up and about ready to install. The lap belts were installed the wrong way around. I corrected this later. These are Eduard's Early RAF Seatbelts -Steel. [323872]. Prepainted and very user friendly.  

     

     

     
    The build is rolling along. More progress shots soon.
    RD
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    Mr Creosote got a reaction from Kagemusha in PCM Hawker Hurricane MK.1   
    The wing and fuselage joined up.


     
     


    The fit up was better than I expected. Cleaning it up shouldn't be too bad. 
     
    RD
     
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    Mr Creosote got a reaction from Kagemusha in PCM Hawker Hurricane MK.1   
    So. Picking up on this project I re-did the Sutton Harness in order to make it a bit more accurate. The windscreen has been added and faired in. The framing on the inside of the windscreen was masked and painted prior to fitting.

    Another view. Not the greatest pictures but I think you'll the general idea.

     

    The tail planes have been added. They are held firmly on by use of brass tubing "spars" with matching holes drilled through the tail planes. There were gaps between them and fuselage. These were not too bad and easily filled and finished.
      


    The wing prior to mounting.  Black sprayed in the center section to block visibility into the lower section of the cockpit.  The black on the landing light sections as a check on landing light cover fill and fit. 
    I am coming in to the short rows as far as assembly is concerned and then its on to paint.
    Thanks for taking a look.
    RD 
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    Mr Creosote got a reaction from Biggles87 in PCM Hawker Hurricane MK.1   
    So. Picking up on this project I re-did the Sutton Harness in order to make it a bit more accurate. The windscreen has been added and faired in. The framing on the inside of the windscreen was masked and painted prior to fitting.

    Another view. Not the greatest pictures but I think you'll the general idea.

     

    The tail planes have been added. They are held firmly on by use of brass tubing "spars" with matching holes drilled through the tail planes. There were gaps between them and fuselage. These were not too bad and easily filled and finished.
      


    The wing prior to mounting.  Black sprayed in the center section to block visibility into the lower section of the cockpit.  The black on the landing light sections as a check on landing light cover fill and fit. 
    I am coming in to the short rows as far as assembly is concerned and then its on to paint.
    Thanks for taking a look.
    RD 
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    Mr Creosote got a reaction from Pete Roberts in PCM Hawker Hurricane MK.1   
    The fit of the wing to the fuselage is better than I expected it to be. For me to get the best fit took some dry fitting and minor trimming. All of this work was done at the front and rear joins of the wing center section. It was no big task and is sort of to be expected of a short run kit. The center section area was the first area glued up. CA was used as an adhesive. At that point the wing roots themselves had large[ish] gaps with the widest being about a 1/16th".  I checked the alignment at this point and decided the wing did not have proper dihedral.  Granted Hurricanes don't have much dihedral they do have some. To correct that I applied a good amount of CA into the gaps and held the wing to the wing root until the CA set up sufficiently to hold the gap closed.  Excess CA that squeezed out of the join was wiped away with a Q-Tip/cotton bud before it set up.  This was done one wing at a time. 
    So in short the wing roots at this point will only require a bit of attention to get them sorted. 
    Thanks.
    RD 
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    Mr Creosote got a reaction from MikeMaben in PCM Hawker Hurricane MK.1   
    The wing and fuselage joined up.


     
     


    The fit up was better than I expected. Cleaning it up shouldn't be too bad. 
     
    RD
     
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    Mr Creosote got a reaction from Rivas in PCM Hawker Hurricane MK.1   
    The wing and fuselage joined up.


     
     


    The fit up was better than I expected. Cleaning it up shouldn't be too bad. 
     
    RD
     
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    Mr Creosote got a reaction from Pete Roberts in PCM Hawker Hurricane MK.1   
    The wing and fuselage joined up.


     
     


    The fit up was better than I expected. Cleaning it up shouldn't be too bad. 
     
    RD
     
  12. Like
    Mr Creosote got a reaction from Pete Roberts in PCM Hawker Hurricane MK.1   
    So. Picking up on this project I re-did the Sutton Harness in order to make it a bit more accurate. The windscreen has been added and faired in. The framing on the inside of the windscreen was masked and painted prior to fitting.

    Another view. Not the greatest pictures but I think you'll the general idea.

     

    The tail planes have been added. They are held firmly on by use of brass tubing "spars" with matching holes drilled through the tail planes. There were gaps between them and fuselage. These were not too bad and easily filled and finished.
      


    The wing prior to mounting.  Black sprayed in the center section to block visibility into the lower section of the cockpit.  The black on the landing light sections as a check on landing light cover fill and fit. 
    I am coming in to the short rows as far as assembly is concerned and then its on to paint.
    Thanks for taking a look.
    RD 
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    Mr Creosote got a reaction from Landrotten Highlander in PCM Hawker Hurricane MK.1   
    The wing and fuselage joined up.


     
     


    The fit up was better than I expected. Cleaning it up shouldn't be too bad. 
     
    RD
     
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    Mr Creosote got a reaction from Iain in PCM Hawker Hurricane MK.1   
    The wing and fuselage joined up.


     
     


    The fit up was better than I expected. Cleaning it up shouldn't be too bad. 
     
    RD
     
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    Mr Creosote got a reaction from dennismcc in PCM Hawker Hurricane MK.1   
    So. Picking up on this project I re-did the Sutton Harness in order to make it a bit more accurate. The windscreen has been added and faired in. The framing on the inside of the windscreen was masked and painted prior to fitting.

    Another view. Not the greatest pictures but I think you'll the general idea.

     

    The tail planes have been added. They are held firmly on by use of brass tubing "spars" with matching holes drilled through the tail planes. There were gaps between them and fuselage. These were not too bad and easily filled and finished.
      


    The wing prior to mounting.  Black sprayed in the center section to block visibility into the lower section of the cockpit.  The black on the landing light sections as a check on landing light cover fill and fit. 
    I am coming in to the short rows as far as assembly is concerned and then its on to paint.
    Thanks for taking a look.
    RD 
  16. Like
    Mr Creosote got a reaction from MikeMaben in PCM Hawker Hurricane MK.1   
    So. Picking up on this project I re-did the Sutton Harness in order to make it a bit more accurate. The windscreen has been added and faired in. The framing on the inside of the windscreen was masked and painted prior to fitting.

    Another view. Not the greatest pictures but I think you'll the general idea.

     

    The tail planes have been added. They are held firmly on by use of brass tubing "spars" with matching holes drilled through the tail planes. There were gaps between them and fuselage. These were not too bad and easily filled and finished.
      


    The wing prior to mounting.  Black sprayed in the center section to block visibility into the lower section of the cockpit.  The black on the landing light sections as a check on landing light cover fill and fit. 
    I am coming in to the short rows as far as assembly is concerned and then its on to paint.
    Thanks for taking a look.
    RD 
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    Mr Creosote got a reaction from scvrobeson in PCM Hawker Hurricane MK.1   
    So. Picking up on this project I re-did the Sutton Harness in order to make it a bit more accurate. The windscreen has been added and faired in. The framing on the inside of the windscreen was masked and painted prior to fitting.

    Another view. Not the greatest pictures but I think you'll the general idea.

     

    The tail planes have been added. They are held firmly on by use of brass tubing "spars" with matching holes drilled through the tail planes. There were gaps between them and fuselage. These were not too bad and easily filled and finished.
      


    The wing prior to mounting.  Black sprayed in the center section to block visibility into the lower section of the cockpit.  The black on the landing light sections as a check on landing light cover fill and fit. 
    I am coming in to the short rows as far as assembly is concerned and then its on to paint.
    Thanks for taking a look.
    RD 
  18. Like
    Mr Creosote got a reaction from Landrotten Highlander in PCM Hawker Hurricane MK.1   
    So. Picking up on this project I re-did the Sutton Harness in order to make it a bit more accurate. The windscreen has been added and faired in. The framing on the inside of the windscreen was masked and painted prior to fitting.

    Another view. Not the greatest pictures but I think you'll the general idea.

     

    The tail planes have been added. They are held firmly on by use of brass tubing "spars" with matching holes drilled through the tail planes. There were gaps between them and fuselage. These were not too bad and easily filled and finished.
      


    The wing prior to mounting.  Black sprayed in the center section to block visibility into the lower section of the cockpit.  The black on the landing light sections as a check on landing light cover fill and fit. 
    I am coming in to the short rows as far as assembly is concerned and then its on to paint.
    Thanks for taking a look.
    RD 
  19. Like
    Mr Creosote got a reaction from LSP_Kevin in PCM Hawker Hurricane MK.1   
    So. Picking up on this project I re-did the Sutton Harness in order to make it a bit more accurate. The windscreen has been added and faired in. The framing on the inside of the windscreen was masked and painted prior to fitting.

    Another view. Not the greatest pictures but I think you'll the general idea.

     

    The tail planes have been added. They are held firmly on by use of brass tubing "spars" with matching holes drilled through the tail planes. There were gaps between them and fuselage. These were not too bad and easily filled and finished.
      


    The wing prior to mounting.  Black sprayed in the center section to block visibility into the lower section of the cockpit.  The black on the landing light sections as a check on landing light cover fill and fit. 
    I am coming in to the short rows as far as assembly is concerned and then its on to paint.
    Thanks for taking a look.
    RD 
  20. Like
    Mr Creosote got a reaction from Paul in Napier in PCM Hawker Hurricane MK.1   
    So. Picking up on this project I re-did the Sutton Harness in order to make it a bit more accurate. The windscreen has been added and faired in. The framing on the inside of the windscreen was masked and painted prior to fitting.

    Another view. Not the greatest pictures but I think you'll the general idea.

     

    The tail planes have been added. They are held firmly on by use of brass tubing "spars" with matching holes drilled through the tail planes. There were gaps between them and fuselage. These were not too bad and easily filled and finished.
      


    The wing prior to mounting.  Black sprayed in the center section to block visibility into the lower section of the cockpit.  The black on the landing light sections as a check on landing light cover fill and fit. 
    I am coming in to the short rows as far as assembly is concerned and then its on to paint.
    Thanks for taking a look.
    RD 
  21. Like
    Mr Creosote got a reaction from Out2gtcha in PCM Hawker Hurricane MK.1   
    So. Picking up on this project I re-did the Sutton Harness in order to make it a bit more accurate. The windscreen has been added and faired in. The framing on the inside of the windscreen was masked and painted prior to fitting.

    Another view. Not the greatest pictures but I think you'll the general idea.

     

    The tail planes have been added. They are held firmly on by use of brass tubing "spars" with matching holes drilled through the tail planes. There were gaps between them and fuselage. These were not too bad and easily filled and finished.
      


    The wing prior to mounting.  Black sprayed in the center section to block visibility into the lower section of the cockpit.  The black on the landing light sections as a check on landing light cover fill and fit. 
    I am coming in to the short rows as far as assembly is concerned and then its on to paint.
    Thanks for taking a look.
    RD 
  22. Like
    Mr Creosote got a reaction from Trak-Tor in PCM Hawker Hurricane MK.1   
    So. Picking up on this project I re-did the Sutton Harness in order to make it a bit more accurate. The windscreen has been added and faired in. The framing on the inside of the windscreen was masked and painted prior to fitting.

    Another view. Not the greatest pictures but I think you'll the general idea.

     

    The tail planes have been added. They are held firmly on by use of brass tubing "spars" with matching holes drilled through the tail planes. There were gaps between them and fuselage. These were not too bad and easily filled and finished.
      


    The wing prior to mounting.  Black sprayed in the center section to block visibility into the lower section of the cockpit.  The black on the landing light sections as a check on landing light cover fill and fit. 
    I am coming in to the short rows as far as assembly is concerned and then its on to paint.
    Thanks for taking a look.
    RD 
  23. Like
    Mr Creosote got a reaction from Biggles87 in PCM Hawker Hurricane MK.1   
    The instrument panel after being fit and glued up into the fuselage. Not the best picture but I think it serves the purpose. To try to get a better fit and bond the forward or front was beveled somewhat. The gloss at the join is some CA that came through. Clear flat was used as a fix even though I doubt that edge would be visible once complete but you never know.   

    The cockpit frame work and seat painted up and about ready to install. The lap belts were installed the wrong way around. I corrected this later. These are Eduard's Early RAF Seatbelts -Steel. [323872]. Prepainted and very user friendly.  

     

     

     
    The build is rolling along. More progress shots soon.
    RD
  24. Like
    Mr Creosote got a reaction from AlbertD in PCM Hawker Hurricane MK.1   
    The instrument panel after being fit and glued up into the fuselage. Not the best picture but I think it serves the purpose. To try to get a better fit and bond the forward or front was beveled somewhat. The gloss at the join is some CA that came through. Clear flat was used as a fix even though I doubt that edge would be visible once complete but you never know.   

    The cockpit frame work and seat painted up and about ready to install. The lap belts were installed the wrong way around. I corrected this later. These are Eduard's Early RAF Seatbelts -Steel. [323872]. Prepainted and very user friendly.  

     

     

     
    The build is rolling along. More progress shots soon.
    RD
  25. Like
    Mr Creosote got a reaction from AlbertD in PCM Hawker Hurricane MK.1   
    I have started the build. Once I started sorting out the cockpit parts I noticed that the photoetch was gone. I thought ,at first, that I may have to abandon this project, at least for the time being but decided to look through the instructions to see what photoetched parts went where. As it turned out it was the instrument panel, seat belts, rudder pedal straps and radiator grills and detail. I have mesh for the radiator, etched seatbelts in the stash, a choice of materials for the rudder pedal straps and either buy a Yahu or other  instrument panel  or scratch build one. 
    I decided to attempt to build the instrument panel first. I have the materials and tools so its worth a shot. 
    I made sheet plastic blanks using the kit's plastic instrument panel backing. I guesstimated the dimension of the flying panel. For reference I used the drawings in Aerodata International's "Fighters of World War II".
    The flying panel was first. I punched disks from black decal and applied them to the panel as template guide for punching the holes in the sheet styrene.  I did the same for the rest of the instrument panel. The hole size was determined by the size of the instrument decal going in that location. I am using Mike Grant decals for the instruments. Switches were  made using  Evergreen strip and shapes or for the smaller electrical switch panels some Reheat photoetch was used. 
     
    The starting point:
        
    Decal disks on the flying panel:

     
    The flying panel instruments punched and the being used to aid in locating the other instruments as accurately as possible.
     

     

     
    Panel completed. The compass mount and compass are resin kit parts and will be added later. 

     
    The cockpit frame work basically complete. The rudder pedal straps were made from lead foil. I did, at first, try to use styrene strip but tired of wrestling with it and switched. I think they turned out alright.

     

     
    More to come.
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