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Re: no I'm not copying NARSES2, honest!
« Reply #15 on: September 24, 2015, 06:10:20 am »
Cool. I sat there last night looking at my Hurri and Spit not knowing where to go with either....had ideas but not really good ones.

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Re: no I'm not copying NARSES2, honest!
« Reply #16 on: September 27, 2015, 08:26:22 am »
Panel line scribing done, cockpit interior started with some interior green.  Nothing too exciting, hence no pics.

Will be keeping things simple so next off interior-wise will be a dark gunmetal interior and a steel-coloured seat, black instrument panel and some masking tape seat belts.  Once done the fuselage halved will be joined, wing and tailplane fitted, and the undercarriage/wheel bay prepainted.

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Re: no I'm not copying NARSES2, honest!
« Reply #17 on: October 18, 2015, 08:00:49 am »
Some progress here today too - fuselage put together and wings mated up.  Very little filling required, which is great considering the age and rather basic nature of the kit. Next session will be rubbing down - hopefully no further filling - and fitting the tailplane, undercarriage and cannon fairings.  Tyre painting will be part of the Mass Tyre Paint - one batch of the right shad applied to four or five builds.
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Re: no I'm not copying NARSES2, honest!
« Reply #18 on: October 30, 2015, 08:37:25 am »
Assembled all bar a tiny bit more filling and minor bits such as the tailwheel and aerial, which I'll attach once the final round of fillng/sanding is done:
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Re: no I'm not copying NARSES2, honest!
« Reply #19 on: November 03, 2015, 05:28:24 am »
Oh that looks nice ! Or should I say tough ? Love the new cannon !

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Re: no I'm not copying NARSES2, honest!
« Reply #20 on: November 14, 2015, 07:10:47 am »
Third of the BoBGB builds, just behind the 109 now.  Undersides painted, canopy fitted, masking in advance of painting the upper surfaces underway:
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Re: no I'm not copying NARSES2, honest!
« Reply #21 on: November 14, 2015, 10:28:08 am »
It's getting better, but what are the cannon under the wings, and where did they come from too?
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Re: no I'm not copying NARSES2, honest!
« Reply #22 on: November 14, 2015, 10:45:53 am »
It's Freightdog's Oerlikon cannon set intended for the new Airfix 1/72 Hurricane.  In real life they were trialled by 151 Sqn RAF during the BoB albeit with little success. 
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Re: no I'm not copying NARSES2, honest!
« Reply #23 on: November 14, 2015, 12:11:32 pm »
Ahah, thanks Dave.   :thumbsup:

I'm not sure I've seen them before, they make a nice difference from the IICs wing mounted guns or the IID's 40 mm monsters.
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Re: no I'm not copying NARSES2, honest!
« Reply #24 on: November 14, 2015, 12:40:26 pm »
There were two Hurris in the SIG display just by the Comets - both used the conversion


And as the title of this thread implies, Brother Narses did one (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,41156.msg700960.html#msg700960), which I think is in the SMW photo.
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Re: no I'm not copying NARSES2, honest!
« Reply #25 on: November 14, 2015, 01:05:22 pm »
There were two Hurris in the SIG display just by the Comets - both used the conversion

Sure, but I've had dinner since then............  ;D :lol:
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Re: no I'm not copying NARSES2, honest!
« Reply #26 on: November 15, 2015, 01:50:48 am »
 In real life they were trialled by 151 Sqn RAF during the BoB albeit with little success. 

Different in my world  ;D Mind you my Hurricane Mk Ib has two 20mm and 4 0.303" mg's as I'm sure that's the way they would have gone. They are lovely examples of resin casting  :thumbsup:
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Re: no I'm not copying NARSES2, honest!
« Reply #27 on: December 17, 2015, 02:14:25 pm »
Race against time #1:


Not much modelling time between now and Sunday.  As this is further away from completion than I'd have hoped I'm not confident it'll beat the deadline.  But I'll do my best.
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Re: no I'm not copying NARSES2, honest!
« Reply #28 on: December 17, 2015, 04:58:19 pm »
See 'Race against time #1'................  ;)
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Re: no I'm not copying NARSES2, honest!
« Reply #29 on: December 20, 2015, 12:23:01 pm »
By the skin of my teeth!!
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