Alan 45 Battle of Britain Aircraft , RAF, Luftwaffe

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thats a big dio! :eek:

should keep you occupied for a while :P
 

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Cheers Paul I have a year to do it so I should be able to do it :smiling3:
 

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That is one huge dio. base Alan. Very impressive.

I think I'll build a couple Ju. 88's and wait until you've finished it, then slip over the Channel and bomb the b****r!
 

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That is one huge dio. base Alan. Very impressive.I think I'll build a couple Ju. 88's and wait until you've finished it, then slip over the Channel and bomb the b****r!
Cheers Ron :smiling3:
 
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Should be a great dio.The old Airfix Hurricane still builds into nice model.I look forward to seeing this progress.
 

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Ok I've got all the parts made for the first hurry , View attachment 98769

as you ca see I don't build in the conventional sense I find it quicker this way :smiling3: View attachment 98770

this being the old airfix 1/48 it comes with a single piece canopy which ive cut up so I can have it open
To do this I very gently cut the top of the canopy with a scalpel just so it through the plastic then just using the tips of a pair of clippers I cut little sections doing one side then the other so as not to split the canopy

I don't think I've done a bad job on that :smiling3: just seven more to go

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Cockpit now painted , I haven't done too much in here as once it's together you can't see very much

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I've just given the instrument panel a dry brush , there is a decal for it but it doesn't look very good IMO
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This the best kit for your purposes s there are not a lot of parts.So they can be built quickly.If you break a canopy ,Falcon do vacform replacements (2 in a pack) quite cheap.I bought some when I built one of these and managed to break mine.
 

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An ambitious project Alan - you'll be wishing you had an airbrush!
 

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That's why I went for this one dave I do have a problem with this one it seems the seat isn't fitting properly , I never had that problem when I built one a few months back

Mm don't know what I'm going here the seat looks like it's too far back View attachment 98784


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An ambitious project Alan - you'll be wishing you had an airbrush!
Not really mate it's just like doing lots of dioramas one after ther other :D

That's the way I'm looking at it anyway :smiling3:
 

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Good start Alan. Unconventional building technique, but looks fun! That is a lot of Hurricane kits, should build up into a nice diorama. Will watch the builds and diorama progress.
 
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The fit of that kit would defeat me, good luck.
 

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oh wow Alan,do wish you luck,it is going to be huge,:rolleyes:

im with Aaron,that would go in the happy place called a bin for me,

will wait and see what magic you work on it, ;)
 

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First camo is on View attachment 99044

and to break up the solid line of the camo ive done a stippling effect to make it look a bit more natural View attachment 99045

just a little dry brush here and there to add the weathering nextimage.jpg

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