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Hawker Hurricane MK I (4 planes at 1/144th scale!)
« on: October 24, 2010, 09:27:46 AM »
Another aspect of my builds that I wish to show you: the teeny 1/144th planes!
I've bought two boxes of SWEET kits for the Hawker Hurricane MK I: first one with fabric wings, second one with metal wings.
Those little kits are real jewels.
the decal sheets give the possibility to build a lot of aircrafts. In the "fabric" box there was the possibility to build the Belgian "H-21" but unfortunately decals were not correct for what concern the color of the circle of the thistle (I have to redo that with a 10/0 paintbrush) and the size and type of the serial on the lower surfaces of the wings. I've chosen to replace the H-21 by the H-26 of Lieutenant Henrard. Lieutenant Henrard was the first Belgian pilot killed in action during WWII, more precisely during the phoney war when trying to intercept a Dornier.
For the second "fabric" I've chosen a Finnish.
The two other aircrafts (metal wings): a British one from the Battle of Britain, and a really special one: a second Belgian, but probably the only one with a tripale propeller!
That aircraft had a particular story: she was in fact a British one that landed in Belgium and was interned during the phoney war. With the agreement of His majesty the King of Britain, it was decided that the Belgians, having some Hurricanes, would buy that aircraft...
It's the reason why she was bearing for the undersurfaces the British camo...




























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Re: Hawker Hurricane MK I (4 planes at 1/144th scale!)
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2010, 09:32:19 AM »
Whaaaat!!! You make all of this in 1/144 scale? You are hero!! By the way- I remember old Revell kit of this plane in 1/144 scale, they have a number of various type in that scale.

This is amazing :-clap :-clap

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Re: Hawker Hurricane MK I (4 planes at 1/144th scale!)
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2010, 09:38:33 AM »
Thank you Srecko, but really the kits made by SWEET are jewels, easy to build!
I'm actually busy with a friend on their P-51B Mustangs: two in a box as always, we're building one each. Absolutely no problem, fitting is a dream. The build is slow just because we meet only one time per month...

I have also in stock a splendid Me262 from Trumpeter; and some jets from Revell: Rafale Marine; F-104 Starfighter; TF-104 Starfighter and an Alpha-Jet. For this last one I'm preparing a cockpit upgrade set for Retrowings, but for professional reasons time is lacking actually and I can just hope to make that set for the beginning of 2010...

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Re: Hawker Hurricane MK I (4 planes at 1/144th scale!)
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2010, 09:46:01 AM »
Thank you for info, I did not know anything about the Sweet before, there is few builders of 1/144 scale on this forum so maybe this info can be interesting for them too. As well we talk about the Hurricanes, here we are some images. Sorry about the quality- my software did more compression the it need. From my side most preferred Belgian plane was Renard R-35, pity that it is failed its development as well it is most promising fighter at all.

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Re: Hawker Hurricane MK I (4 planes at 1/144th scale!)
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2010, 10:19:00 AM »
Thank you for the photos!

Alfred Renard was an excellent aircraft builder. The REnard 35 would have been a splendid aircraft for civil transport, but during the presentation to the press, even if it was just needed to show the aircraft running on the airfield, the pilot decided to take-off and unfortunately destroyed the aircraft and killed himself...

The Renards 36-37-38 would have been great fighters. There is a new book on that subject:

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« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2010, 11:36:16 AM »
I like those little Sweet kits, and you made precious gems out of them :-clap
Speaking of Sweet, I've seen their Bf 109F, P-51D and A6M...

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Re: Hawker Hurricane MK I (4 planes at 1/144th scale!)
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2010, 11:39:43 AM »
This is a sweet,little bird!Great work. :-flo
By the way,i love your stock!Revell Rafale ana Alpha Jet! :-tri

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Re: Hawker Hurricane MK I (4 planes at 1/144th scale!)
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2010, 12:20:11 PM »
Thank you!

1/144th scale is a funny scale to work with...

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Re: Hawker Hurricane MK I (4 planes at 1/144th scale!)
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2010, 01:24:46 PM »
Ops- my mistake, I did mean on Renard 36... sorry :-flo

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Re: Hawker Hurricane MK I (4 planes at 1/144th scale!)
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2010, 02:42:49 PM »
Sweet work ;)

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Re: Hawker Hurricane MK I (4 planes at 1/144th scale!)
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2010, 05:00:46 PM »
Thank you!

Srecko, the only problem with the Renard 36 is that the resin existing kits (Vami, Dujin, HR Models - anyway it's the same molds) are simply too bad to obtain a good result...
Perheaps, later, I will try a full scratchbuild - but not before some years...

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Re: Hawker Hurricane MK I (4 planes at 1/144th scale!)
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2010, 05:10:00 PM »
Well- we can arrange full documentation here so we can do that without problem.

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Re: Hawker Hurricane MK I (4 planes at 1/144th scale!)
« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2010, 05:24:33 PM »
That gives me good argument to try that scratchbuild...

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Re: Hawker Hurricane MK I (4 planes at 1/144th scale!)
« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2010, 05:35:05 PM »
That gives me good argument to try that scratchbuild...

Way to go :-ok

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Re: Hawker Hurricane MK I (4 planes at 1/144th scale!)
« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2010, 05:47:55 PM »
 :-tri