Posted 12 May 2005 - 09:58 PM
Please keep the pictures coming.
Posted 12 May 2005 - 10:19 PM
WORK IN PROGRESS
1/72 Spitfire prototype and Mk I
1/32 Tiger Moth stalled
1/28 Fokker D III being revamped
1/32 P-51B & D
Blackburn Shark (32 or 24 scratchbuild project)
Posted 12 May 2005 - 10:51 PM
" Are we not men?...Nay, we are but model makers?..."
Posted 12 May 2005 - 11:13 PM
It's not often you see the Hurricane being "done up".
I look forward to further pics as this is one of my fav a/c.
Posted 13 May 2005 - 12:07 AM
I assume this will be a Rumanian aircraft? Which are you going to do?
Ray "Bad Omen" Peterson
Posted 13 May 2005 - 12:55 AM
I especially like the gearbays...would love to see a closer image of that piece. And I agree that you could sell those as masters for sure!
On the Bench: Revell P-38
Posted 13 May 2005 - 02:58 AM
Are you attending Guillermo Bazan or Bill Bosworth classes?
Keep us posted.
Rogerio "Rato" Marczak
"The Bones Shall Rise Today..."
Posted 13 May 2005 - 05:59 AM
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Posted 13 May 2005 - 08:42 AM
That is simply amazing! Please keep us posted with your wonderful workmanship, there is a lot to be learned by staring at your pics at the way you do things.
Thanks for sharing your masterpiece.
Posted 13 May 2005 - 08:56 AM
Thank you very much for the kind words.
I have been scratchbuilding for a while, but I never really took many photos of my work. I started doing that a couple of years ago when I got a digital camera.
I will try to answer some of the questions:
- The most important source of information are the Arthur Bentley drawings. They were printed over the past two decades in a number of publications, so they are easily available. They are available on his website. These contain detailed drawings of the cockptit framework, interior, flaps, etc.
- Books: Hawker Hurricane Inside and Out by Melvyn Hiscock, Squadron Signal Hurricane Walkaround, Modeller's Datafile by SAM publications: The Hawker Hurricane A Comprehensive Guide for the Modeller (I have to say that this book usually gets a bad press in newsgroups. That is totally unwarranted: it is absolutely fantastic when it comes to technical drawings from the pilot's or maintenance manuals, useable photos, etc) - I also spent some time around the exhibited Hurricanes in RAF Hendon, where I took notes and some photos.
The model will indeed be a Romanian Hurricane: Yellow 1 of E53 based in Mamaia, post 1941 (with crosses), my own-printed decals.
As for making the parts in resin, well, that is a completely different story. I cannot cast these particular parts, because they were not built with casting in mind, if you know what I mean. For example, the cockpit has about 70 parts, many of which are glued together. They need to be separate for casting. I can rebuild the parts with casting in mind, I had good fun doing it. I also do not have enough experience with casting resin. I tried in the past, but I do not have the necessary tools, especially the pressure and vaccum chambers. I tried to work without those, but the air bubbles made everything a mess. I will see what I can some up with.
I hope to keep updating this thread as I go along with it. All of those photos show work completed since January.
Hey Dave, thanks again for the kit.
Posted 13 May 2005 - 08:58 AM
This proves such old kits may be turned into true masterpieces as far as you have skills and allocate enough time to do it...
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