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Hawker Hurricane MK1

by Harry Twist

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Peter Garsden15/07/2018 06:04:00
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Like the spotted scarf on Rufus Harry. I'll be bound that he also used it to wrap his sandwiches in when going on a jolly picnic with the Famous Five?? What ho?

Harry Twist01/08/2018 18:41:08
341 forum posts
248 photos

Hi All, Thought I should update my Hurricane build. Ive been away for a few days and also seem to have a terribly slow internet connection at home just now.

To the Hurri - some of the scale bits have taken a little longer than planned - but have been good fun!

Ive 3D printed the exhaust stacks- 6 port rather than 3 - (before the scale police dive in - in this aircraft sometime in the early 1950's a six port exhaust was fitted). Finished the underslung radiator - at the moment I"m going for mini magnets (x5 top and bottom) to hold it in place. Fitted the tail strake and played around with a method to add some rib detail to the fin and tailplane ( thanks to Bob J for the idea shared at the Lleyn!).

Tried a a dry fit - all held together with blu tac and painters tape at the moment! Next jobs - tailplane actuator and wing fillets. Slowly coming together... I think!

Some photos below:









Edited By Harry Twist on 01/08/2018 18:41:55

Phil Cooke01/08/2018 22:44:02
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1638 photos

Looking good Harry! Great progress - looks like we'll be glassing and sanding and painting a parallel path to September 8th! thumbs up

Andy Meade02/08/2018 08:46:27
2724 forum posts
698 photos

She's getting there Harry, great work yes

Harry Twist21/08/2018 23:22:52
341 forum posts
248 photos

I've been moving the Hurricane along a little more, being away for a few days has slowed up proceedings but I did get to visit the BBMF at Coningsby whilst away so that was a bonus!

Following all the discussion around nose weight additions, I have done a similar modification to the one done by Phil and added a hardwood core and a nut and bolt to the front fuselage.


Once complete I had this effect, its a 6mm diameter bolt cut down to around 50mm total length.img_20180818_115939294.jpg

Also got down to the first glassing of the accessory parts, mainly the tail feathers and the underslung pieces. The rib effect on the fin and tailplane remains prominent under the glass.


Pushed onto glassing the fuselage but not quite finished yet. The fuselage needed more work pre-glassing than I thought it needed (especially around the wing root fillets where I had gone overboard with filler).

I can tell time is tight - my workshop is even more cluttered than usual!img_20180821_194425437.jpg

Alan Gorham_22/08/2018 01:18:45
1149 forum posts
133 photos

Looking good Harry. What's the green stuff around the cockpit? Have you masked it off to stop resin from getting in?

Harry Twist22/08/2018 09:12:01
341 forum posts
248 photos
Hi Alan, it's green frog tape, as you say, it's stopping resin from entering cockpit base and sidewalls.
Alan Gorham_22/08/2018 09:40:51
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133 photos

Thanks Harry good to know. I'm never sure on the best way to transition between glassed areas and "plain" wood. I'll have a try of your method I think.

PS - off topic. I found a copy of the Halifax book you recommended. When I get time to sit down and read (after the Hurricane is done!) I'll enjoy getting stuck into that - thanks for mentioning it.

Flyer22/08/2018 10:02:11
571 forum posts
90 photos

Looking good Harry,

I'm way behind the curve; still on wings, and hoping to glass this weekend. Think I'll pinch your frog tape tip!


McG 696923/08/2018 18:37:55
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Don't forget your 'Fantasy GP' predictions in between your glassing sessions, Ade... cool yes



Harry Twist28/08/2018 21:46:39
341 forum posts
248 photos

Time for a little update. I've pushed on a little more, finished glassing and got some primer on the tail feathers.

Need some more prep on the fuselage and wing prior to priming them - hopefully tomorrow, weather permitting.

I'm keeping on keeping on....!!

Glassed fuselage and components


Moulded light reflectors


Primer at last!


Chris Barlow01/09/2018 09:47:36
1897 forum posts
1303 photos

Nearly there Harry. Colours and decals this weekend?yes

Harry Twist02/09/2018 09:24:24
341 forum posts
248 photos
Hi Chris, not quite at the paint stage yet. I'm head down working towards it though, assembly is in process!
dirk tinck02/09/2018 13:38:34
454 forum posts
721 photos

It seems were all at the same stage ! Nice work Harry.You also find that te pilot sits too deep ?

Harry Twist02/09/2018 20:16:28
341 forum posts
248 photos

Hi Dirk, I put in a sloping cockpit base, then sat my pilot on a small plinth. I'll post a picture soon.

Harry Twist02/09/2018 20:31:19
341 forum posts
248 photos

Hi Dirk, here is the sloping deck and the pilot, real photo for reference height.


End product.....img_20180902_143136465.jpg

Real photo for reference height.....


Harry Twist06/09/2018 14:00:03
341 forum posts
248 photos

Hi All, Crikey this is tight! Sorry for radio silence Ive been head down on the Hurricane so thought I had better just get on with it! Must just be me - things seem to take me three times longer than planned! Anyway here's where I am... photos to share. I'll keep on going!

Hope you like blue!


Elevator actuator hidden away.



Final dress rehearsal before topcoats



As of today.....


Edited By Harry Twist on 06/09/2018 14:00:31

Andy Meade06/09/2018 14:01:49
2724 forum posts
698 photos

Well done Harry, it's looking neat! Think she'll be done...?

Flyer06/09/2018 14:27:20
571 forum posts
90 photos

Very nice Harry, and great scheme. Mine's hit the buffers, and will not be ready for the weekend.

Look forward to seeing all these models on the weekend.



Harry Twist06/09/2018 16:12:49
341 forum posts
248 photos
Maybe done for the weekend. In extremis I'll come down Sunday and use Saturday to finish, but trying for Saturday.

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