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1/32 Fly Hurricane MkIIb in Russian Service

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So here's a little secret. Whilst trying to clean up the control stick I managed to break it and the top section got eat by the carpet monster. Luckily I had another Fly Hurricane with the IIC so grabbed that one as a replacement. Now I had 2 kits and 1 stick so best see what I could find...

 

Grey Matter have just the thing so got 2 sets of their replacement sets.

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The seat was much nicer also

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So original seat and control stick replaced.

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And set about adding the PE and resin to the side walls

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Installed the exhaust housing blanks and bumps.

 

Did some test fitting of the fuselage and cockpit and with a bit of forward planning on what and when to glue should all go in OK.

 

Oh another instruction cockup sees no refs for the exhaust plates. A matter to look around the sprue's and see what looks like the parts. Also the instructions show rivets and details but the parts and PE have nothing!

 

Aaron

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Aaron

Nice save for sure. Very nce start on the front office.

Keep 'em coming

Peter

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Aaron,

   Not only was it a great save with the Gray Matter replacements, but the new parts looks so much better.

 

   Looking forward to your next update.

 

Joel

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After the upgrade with the seat and stick I found the thread on here from Quang with his excellent Spinning Wild build. and have since ordered a Yahu instrument panel from the big H. Should be here tomorrow, so the pit is on hold and I turned to the wings

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These turned to a few hours wrestling match to get the resin landing lights to fit and the wings to close up. I also found out the port wing under side was about 1mm longer at the tip than the top so after the glue had dried a lot of fettling was required to bring it back to the top and maintain a thin edge

 

After that I took another hour or so taking the pour block off the undercarriage bay.

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And fitting in place whilst checking I had sufficient clearance with the fuselage.

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Aaron  

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