I'm new, so here's a little Hurricane...

.

I'm new, so here's a little Hurricane...

Joined: April 25th, 2018, 11:44 am

June 11th, 2018, 10:03 am #1

Hello everyone!

I've been visiting Hyperscale for a long time but have always been a little tongue tied and haven't posted before.  I decided to take the plunge and thought I should probably bring some pictures along by way of a dowry.  😉

This is a conversion of Sweet's 1/144 Hurricane, turning it into a Mk IID.  Sweet do great little kits, and I'd encourage anyone to have a go.  144th scale has come a long way and is slowly shaking off it's old reputation as the unbuildable scale. 

Well, here it is.  Still a few more things to add, but its nearly there.  I hope you like it!

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And a few quick shots of how I got there...

The nose was cut off and extended to match drawings by A.L Bentley.  The wing panels were filled in and rescribed.  Cannons were made from laminated pieces of styrene and brass tube, while the new fishtail exhausts and modified radiator were done in styrene as well.  Paints are a mix of Gunze lacquers and enamels.

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Cheers!
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Joined: April 28th, 2008, 7:58 pm

June 11th, 2018, 10:29 am #2

Well done !
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Joined: June 28th, 2005, 12:03 am

June 11th, 2018, 1:07 pm #3

Excellent build and finish William. Welcome here with your first. Very nicely done!!

Frank
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Joined: December 23rd, 2005, 3:36 pm

June 11th, 2018, 1:28 pm #4

Very nice!   
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Joined: January 11th, 2015, 2:04 pm

June 11th, 2018, 1:52 pm #5

Some of the best work I've seen in this scale. Well done!
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Joined: April 23rd, 2006, 11:04 am

June 11th, 2018, 1:54 pm #6

It took me a sec or two to realize it was 1/144. Good job!
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Joined: March 10th, 2005, 11:29 pm

June 11th, 2018, 3:05 pm #7

I'm impressed. Fine work there.
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Joined: February 28th, 2005, 4:18 am

June 11th, 2018, 4:49 pm #8

Dude! How did you do this? I'm working on an Airfix 1/72 Hurricane and it's a strain on my old eyes. I'd go blind trying anything in 1/144! That's just amazing!


Chris
I'm not a kit builder. I'm a styrene butcher.
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Joined: May 20th, 2013, 12:03 am

June 11th, 2018, 8:44 pm #9

Hey that turned out nicely ! I remember building
1/144 when I was a kid cuz you could get 3 kits
for a dollar instead of just one.    😀
My feelings can only be hurt by
people who's opinion I care about.
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Joined: April 25th, 2018, 11:44 am

June 12th, 2018, 12:46 pm #10

chris7421 wrote: ..How did you do this? I'm working on an Airfix 1/72 Hurricane and it's a strain on my old eyes. I'd go blind trying anything in 1/144!
Thankyou gentlemen for the kind words!

Chris, my eyesight is rubbish too.  My secret weapons are a pair of 5x magnification glasses which I bought from a local $2 shop, a Pergamino .5mm white lead pencil for fine scratches and a set of digital calipers for measuring.  They make up for all natures shortcomings!  :)
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