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2018 PSSA Mass Build - The Completed Model Thread

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Phil Cooke28/07/2018 19:29:19
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With just 6 weeks left to run until we stage our 2018 Mass Build event at the Great Orme 9th September, I'm conscious there are some models completed or fast approaching completion already - whilst others still have some significant work to do!!

I'm hoping this thread might generate a little excitement ahead of the meet and help motivate us all to the finish line...

A place to post a photo or two of your finished Hawker Hurricane!

Please keep the posts brief - add a little description of the model, maybe describing the chosen subject, the type of finish, achieved AUW, R/C channels and any special features etc.

I'll make a start by adding a photo of the prototype model built and now finished ready for the event by Matt Jones.

matts finished prototype.jpg

The model is finished as P3069 - An early Mk1 example from 303 Sqn based at RAF Northolt in September 1940.

The model is painted using airbrushed enamels over the original silver Solarfilm which was Prymol etched. The pilot and exhaust stubs are made by Real Model Pilots (1/9th scale) and the decals are from Pyramid Models. The models AUW has increased a little with these additions towards 3lb.

Brian Boucher29/07/2018 14:23:09
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Just exhaust to add colour scheme 1940 experimental camflouge finished in oratex and spray painted finished AUW is 4Lb. 1 Oz abit on the heavy side but should be ok had to add 1Lb 1Oz of lesd.


Peter Garsden06/08/2018 08:18:18
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Here ya go - now finished and weighed this am at 1093gm or 37.3oz - can't be right but there you go. Did check it twice and the scales.




Oh yes it was finished in 25gram fibreglass cloth, Ezekot water based resin, then white undercoat and Tamiya rattle cans and airbrush - light sand, nato brown, and Luftwaffe light blue. Special feature - air cooler at the front and detachable magnetised guns on pieces of elastic. And a lorra lead in the spinner.

Edited By Peter Garsden on 06/08/2018 08:21:39

Peter Garsden06/08/2018 20:16:54
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Sorry chaps just to dispel rumours that I can't weigh anything accurately, I have now weighed the Hurricane again accurately and the correct weight is 50.3 oz or 4lb 2oz That is more like it.

So what does that make the wing loading please someone with a bit of gumption because I just couldn't work out the surface area of an eliptical wing?

Also forgot to mention that the decals came from Tim at Thanks Tim.

Bryan Tucker07/08/2018 15:29:52
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I thought I'd finished my Hurricane but just discovered I haven't glued the aileron hinges in either the wing or the ailerons! I'll have to juggle WD40 on the pivots whilst carefully dropping superglue in the right places.

My ready to fly weight is 1.56kg, that's 55oz in the old money or 3lb 7oz, .

I reckon that landings are going to be fun - as soon as the radiator touches down all the extra lead fitted in the battery box will cause the air-frame to roll forward and to do a nose stand! I think it best to postpone my maiden flight till the Great Orme event in September.



Phil Cooke16/08/2018 19:26:21
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Posting here on behalf of Steve Kemp, who has just finished his Hawker Sea Hurricane IIc.

Steve's model is finished to represent NF672 'Nicki' from 835 Sqn FAA operating from HMS Nairama in 1944.

steve kemps 1.jpg

The model is finished in Solarfilm, etched then painted in acrylic and enamel paints. Steve has used decals from Callie Graphics and the weathering is applied using charcoal pencil dust under a coat of clear lacquer. Exhaust stacks are 3D printed by Andy Meade.

steve kemps 2.jpg

AUW is reported as 3lb 13oz. Great job Steve she looks superb!!

steve kemps 3.jpg

Trevor16/08/2018 20:18:02
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Alan Gorham_16/08/2018 20:33:20
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Some good looking Hurricanes so far!

Andy Meade17/08/2018 14:27:39
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Cor, what a bevvie of beauties yes

Grange Lawrenson27/08/2018 20:28:48
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Hi everyone

Can somebody please confirm what the C.G. for the Hurricane is? If I balance at 70mm from L.E. my model is weighing in around 5lb.

Any input would be welcomed.

Callsign Tarnish27/08/2018 21:46:28
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The C.G. is definitely 70mm from the L.E. with models averaging 4lbs, do you know why yours is a pound over?
dirk tinck30/08/2018 22:40:59
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looking great Steve !

steven kemp02/09/2018 07:13:26
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Thanks Dirk.just pray we get the weather to maiden these lovely finished models.see you next weekend.have a safe journey over.steve
dirk tinck02/09/2018 13:40:32
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wink 2 Thanks Steve !

Steve McLaren02/09/2018 20:43:27
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Actually it's not really completed - I still need to connect some linkages and balance it - but this is how it will look next weekend.

It's very basic - no lights, no cannons, no scale details, but it's almost finished and ready to fly, if we get some wind!


Phil Cooke02/09/2018 21:23:05
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Looks lovely that Steve - and snuck in from nowhere too - out of the sun!!

Do let us know please what she weighs in at once you have it balanced thumbs up

Andy Meade04/09/2018 08:37:00
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Stick a fork in it - she's done! Well...almost. Just the tail wheel to mount and the aerial wire to string. Near enough. Not the best light this morning as it just started raining. 4lb 6oz AUW.




Phil Cooke04/09/2018 08:51:20
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Great looking Hurricane - another one reaches the finish line!! We should see a number arriving on here this week on the final run up to the event - who will be next!?!?

steven kemp04/09/2018 09:56:26
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I say it's a race between you and Chris Phil for next completed model pics..get a move on lads..4 days to go.gulp
Peter Garsden04/09/2018 10:09:25
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Nice Andy - I will put my money on those guns lasting one flight. All mine except 1 came off mid flight, and I am making some more for static display only. Same weight as mine. Flies like a dream if you use Matt's suggested settings.

And some nice weathering.

Next time try free hand airbrushing. Saves a lot of time and masking.

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