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2018 PSSA Mass Build - The Completed Model Thread

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Phil Cooke06/09/2018 18:47:10
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Great history - another superbly finished Hurricane is born! thumbs up

Phil Cooke07/09/2018 09:41:26
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Hawker Sea Hurricane IIc.

Finished to represent NF672 'Nicki' from 835 Sqn FAA operating from HMS Nairama in 1944.

The model is glassed all over in 25g cloth using FighterAces resin. Airbrushed in acrylics with decals from Callie Graphics. 3D printed pilot and exhaust stubs from Real Model Pilots, 3D printed tailwheel from Andy Meade. Weathering is pastel dust applied with brushes all sealed with a coat of Halfords satin lacquer.

AUW is 4lb 3oz. Fitted with 3 servos and a wing L/E light unit, it utilises 12 magnets to retain the cannons, aerial mast and tailwheel.

See you all on the hill in the morning!

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Andy Meade07/09/2018 09:46:51
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Our squadron gains another yes

Steve Houghton 107/09/2018 10:40:12
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The detail is amazing Phil! yes

Alan Gorham_07/09/2018 11:10:54
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That's lovely Phil heart

Flyer07/09/2018 11:20:54
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So many brilliant models, well done all of you!

Look forward to seeing them airborne.


Trevor07/09/2018 16:07:12
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Congratulations to all, both on the fantastic models and your wonderful sense of timing in gett Ng them finished in the nick of time!

Have a great weekend.


Harry Twist08/09/2018 00:46:03
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Phil that's a cracking Hurricane, really well done.

Here's mine:

Hawker Hurricane IIc.

Finished to simulate the last Hurricane ever built, it never saw service but was retained by Hawker at the end of the war. In 1950 it obtained the civilian registration G- AMAU and was used in the Kings Cup air race for a number of years, often flown by Group Captain Peter Townsend. In this guise it was presented in Hawker colours - deep blue with gold lettering. Following refurbishment in 1972 the aircraft was presented to the RAF BBMF and registered as PZ865.

The model is glassed all over with 25gsm cloth and airbrushed in Vallejo air paints. Decals are by Callie graphics. 3D printed pats include: 6 port exhaust stubs (Thingiverse), tailwheel ( file from Andy Meade), pilot from Real Model Pilots -self painted. Lights fitted to leading edges and to wing tips. Not sure of final weight yet!

Ive not got as far as adding panel lines detail yet, hopefully soon.

Here are a couple of photographs:



J.H. Rood08/09/2018 15:10:56
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Superb work, guys!  Best wishes on your weekend.

Edited By J.H. Rood on 08/09/2018 15:11:25

dirk tinck10/09/2018 19:44:07
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great work Harry !

Martin Gay11/09/2018 15:42:04
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The German hurricane (captured in 1941) on it's maiden flight.Maiden Flight.jpg

Trevor12/10/2018 16:19:40
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Well, late but different, here's my offering. Yet to be flown, AUW 3lb 2.5oz. Sorry about the cluttered background, but I'm not about to brave storm Callum for an outdoor shot just yet!



It's been a pleasure to take part in this mass build.


More details at: **LINK**

Peter Garsden12/10/2018 17:57:51
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Love that one Trevor - presumably all in solarfilm?

Where did you get the decals?

Surely not painted on?

3lb 2 oz is an all time record. Must be the planking?

Trevor12/10/2018 18:14:23
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Tim of supplied the film and the markings, which are all cut from vinyl. I did paint the spinner though!


Peter Garsden12/10/2018 18:45:38
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Yes Trevor, I have used Tim, he is excellent. I have a vinyl cutter now but it is a real hassle, and I often wish I had not bought it. Roundels are a nightmare.

Trevor29/10/2018 16:08:12
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For the record, the Red Bull Hurricane has now flown - and very well it went too. I've only got the launch pic below as evidence so far though! Conditions were quite blustery, but it cut through the air well. I was surprised to find that I could ease in full up elevator and still maintain aileron control as the model gently nodded. I repeated this (non) stall test with some spoileron (up ailerons) dialled in, with the same result. This bodes well for landing in the restricted areas available at most of our slopes.

Thanks again to Matt for the design and to everyone who has shared their build experiences here along the way.


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Peter Garsden29/10/2018 17:31:03
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Well done Trevor, the design really is a peach isn't it. Fantastic PSS plane worthy of many more flights.

Trevor11/12/2018 09:56:26
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I know this thread has really run its course but, just in case it is of interest, I've added a supplementary entry to my build diary on the use of an internal magnetic switch in the Hurricane.



Phil Cooke11/12/2018 16:29:43
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Nice one Trevor, thanks for the update...

The event has been and gone, that's true! But some models are still being finished, and we are still missing photos and a brief description of some airframes that were finished in time for the event and flown, but never reported - I won't mention names - but lets see if this thread 'bump' jogs any memories and provokes the upload of any new pictures! smile d


Edited By Phil Cooke on 11/12/2018 16:30:43

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