The Last of The Many - Hurricane Mk IIc

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    The Last of The Many - Hurricane Mk IIc

    Post  Wayne on Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:06 am

    I've started this build during our last expo, but never got round to documenting it.

    This aircraft was the last Hurricane to come off the production line and never saw active service. It was initially used by Hawker for various tests an was then donated to the RAF. The aircraft still flies today as part of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

    My model represents this aircraft as it was during the 1950 King's Cup Air Race. Although it is usually represented in a much lighter blue, there is proof that the aircraft was in fact painted in the darker Oxford Blue and I have gone for that shade:







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    Re: The Last of The Many - Hurricane Mk IIc

    Post  bcauchi on Mon Dec 01, 2014 5:21 pm

    Looking really nice Wayne. Lovely work.

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    Re: The Last of The Many - Hurricane Mk IIc

    Post  Wayne on Tue Dec 02, 2014 7:26 am

    Thanks Brian.

    Here's a pic supposedly taken during a restoration session on "The Last of the Many" showing the original colour:



    And here's a pic taken during the race


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    Re: The Last of The Many - Hurricane Mk IIc

    Post  Cyril. on Tue Dec 02, 2014 6:54 pm


    Very interesting Wayne, and something different.

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    Post  skyhigh on Fri Dec 05, 2014 8:01 pm

    Cyril. wrote:
    Very interesting Wayne, and something different.

    Make that X2 pls ..good work Wayne .. cheers

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    Post  Ray on Fri Dec 05, 2014 9:35 pm

    Brilliant work Wayne bounce cheers

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    Re: The Last of The Many - Hurricane Mk IIc

    Post  J.Fenech on Mon Dec 08, 2014 3:46 pm

    Looking great Wayne, let's see it finished! Smile

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    Re: The Last of The Many - Hurricane Mk IIc

    Post  Tancred on Mon Dec 08, 2014 5:25 pm


    Interesting one, keep it going Cool


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    Re: The Last of The Many - Hurricane Mk IIc

    Post  skyhigh on Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:30 pm

    Look what I found Wayne......... Shocked

    Before.....Langley, July 1944..











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    Re: The Last of The Many - Hurricane Mk IIc

    Post  ascomt on Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:40 pm

    Superb. Let's see it finished Wayne.

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    Re: The Last of The Many - Hurricane Mk IIc

    Post  Wayne on Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:40 am

    Almost finished...









    It's far from perfect... but it guess it will do.


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    Re: The Last of The Many - Hurricane Mk IIc

    Post  bcauchi on Tue Feb 03, 2015 1:09 pm

    Looking superb and what an original hurri. Well chosen and well done. Nice work indeed. Hope to see it live at the expo.

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    Re: The Last of The Many - Hurricane Mk IIc

    Post  Wayne on Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:36 pm

    bcauchi wrote:Looking superb and what an original hurri.  Well chosen and well done.  Nice work indeed. Hope to see it live at the expo.

    Thanks Brian but it's not as good as it looks. The bad photos hide a lot of the defects especially the pesky decal silvering Embarassed . I also chickened out from cutting the roundels along the panel lines and rivet lines.


    Anyway, you'll get to see it at the expo. All I have left is to mount the light lenses and a couple of other fiddly bits.


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    Re: The Last of The Many - Hurricane Mk IIc

    Post  bcauchi on Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:37 pm

    wayne you can get rid of the decal silvering by using gloss varnish and then sanding it down.

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    Re: The Last of The Many - Hurricane Mk IIc

    Post  Gordon on Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:47 pm

    well done wayne

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    Re: The Last of The Many - Hurricane Mk IIc

    Post  Carius on Sun Feb 15, 2015 3:24 pm

    An interesting subject!

    Excellent!

    I love that a lot.


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