Italeris new Hurricane finishedMay 15 2012 at 6:09 PM
|Anders (Login Cpt_Farrel)|
from IP address 22.214.171.124
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.
|This message has been edited by Cpt_Farrel from IP address 126.96.36.199 on May 15, 2012 6:10 PM|
- Excellent - Serge Dompierre on May 15, 2012, 6:14 PM
- Building a Hurricane for a customer... - Mark L. on May 15, 2012, 6:48 PM
- I love it!! Superb photgraphy and it looks like it is waiting to be "scrambled"! - Roachie in Oz on May 15, 2012, 9:01 PM
- ah, I dunno dude looks pretty good to me.... - Bill Koppos on May 15, 2012, 10:40 PM
- Great Hurricane, Anders! - Daniele Stramaccioni on May 16, 2012, 1:37 AM
- Stunning!!! - Brandon on May 16, 2012, 1:51 AM
- Brilliant work!!!! But one question!? - Arne on May 16, 2012, 4:27 AM
- Beautiful job !! - russ on May 16, 2012, 5:51 AM
- Ah,the venerable Hurricane - wallacejohn on May 16, 2012, 8:16 AM
- Very nice Hurricane indeed, Anders - Paolo Parol on May 16, 2012, 9:02 AM
- Hi Anders, Is that the Vallejo Model Air series???? - Rick in Virginia on May 16, 2012, 10:28 AM
- Very nice, and I have to same feelings on my Italeri Hurri - ''Crazy'' Don Flynn on May 16, 2012, 11:15 AM
- Great kit ! - Richard TSANG on May 16, 2012, 12:55 PM
- Questions answered now a general thanks for all the kind words! n/m - Anders on May 16, 2012, 2:31 PM
- Spot on - ReneDK on May 17, 2012, 3:35 AM
- I really really like that. - Gerry Doyle on May 17, 2012, 4:43 AM
- It looks great. - Jon Bius on May 17, 2012, 6:57 AM
- Pretty sharp! Nicely photographed, too! n/t - Dave Orloff on May 17, 2012, 7:28 AM