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Italeris new Hurricane finished

May 15 2012 at 6:09 PM
Anders  (Login Cpt_Farrel)
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from IP address 95.204.178.232

So, I went ahead and got myself an Italeri Hurricane and from opening the box to finishing the build it has been mixed feelings all the way. As the pictures show, this kit turns out looking very much like the real thing so in the end I was very happy with it. On the other hand, I can't believe that a mainstream manufacturer releases a brand new kit with such soft details and with such errors as the awful control column. If I was to build another Hurricane, Italeri might still be the best choice but I would want to replace the cockpit, the wheelwell, exhausts, the chin intake and the wheels. I did replace the wheels and the exhausts. Unfortunately the wheels wasn't quite set so I need to redo those. They look a little wonky in some of the pictures...

I used decals from Aviaeology and they worked great!

I also used the new Polyurethane stuff from Vallejo, both their primer which I found excellent, no thinning needed. I also used their polyurethane glosscoat. It's supposed to be used direct from the bottle but I thinned it 50/50 with distilled water and misted it on. Worked really great!

Weathering was done by airbrush, some pigments, silverpencil and an oilwash.

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