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Oct 12 13 9:02 PM

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This kit cost me 100 pennies  from a vendor at the IPMS show in St. Louis. The build is totally OOB with kit decals and hand-brushed Xtracolor paint. I built this one as the Hurricane Mk.IVRP, when I was a college kid. The kit has a choice. bombs/racks, drop-tanks, and rocket with racks. This one built up a lot better than I remembered . Adios, Larry

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Oct 13 13 10:32 AM

Hurricane, take two(?)

Larry:

       Good one! Bargain, too.

        This was the second Airfix 1/72 Hurri, I believe?

         The first was a Mk IV, with rockets, which I had, came in a bag and was probably the first Hurricane I can recall as a plastic kit.

          Keilkraft, in England also had a1/72 Hurricane, but I've never seen one, just comments in magazines, back at the dawn of plastics. Rare as rocking horse feces, one suspects.

         After this one, there was a Mk I, also Airfix.

         Also, at some point, Heller had a IIC cannon armed one in night intruder markings.

          I'm not clear as to the "succession", but them's my recollections.

           Others may know more, and I'd be curious as to what and when, as it were.

           Nice mustard colour on them bombs.

Regards,

Bernie

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Oct 15 13 9:30 PM

Thanks for posting this. I have never seen a Keil-Kraft kit. Adios, Larry.

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Oct 16 13 5:09 PM

Ask and ye shall receive

Solid:

         I suspected somebody had one, someplace in their stash.

          My thanks, what Larry said.

          So it isn't an urban plastic legend!

           And I forgot about the Sopwith Camel.

            What's the manufacturing date on her?

             The ol' memory isn't gone yet! This is good news!

Regards,

Bernie
Would be cataloger of the obscure

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Oct 23 13 5:10 PM

Here is the Hurri-bomber with its stable-mate the 1957 molding of the Hurricane Mk.IVRP(rocket projectile). It is hot-off-the-bench. I added a Heller prop & spinner, a seat, and rockets from a FROG Beaufighter to the stock kit. I used Xtracolor paint and a mix of kit and scrap-box decals. Adios, Larry

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Nov 5 13 9:58 AM

Hurricane, take #3

Larry:

         Great to see both of them together. Inspiring, as usual.

          I see that I forgot the Revell Hurricane, (Mk I ?) which I believe preceded the Airfix(?) Mk IV? Revell Class of '63 or thereabouts.

           Also, the Frog, with the REALLY large 20MM wing cannon. (not as bad stylistically as that mounted on the bridge girder on the Heller Leo 45s) I'd guess the cannon are closer to  1/48 than 1/72.

            Hmmm... another theme collection, evolution of the Hurri and the models of it.

            N.B. I wuz just admiring your Frog trainer exhibition, again. Absolutely lovely.

             God bless the work, as us Harps say.

Regards,

Bernie
Boy modeler

P.S. Now see that the Airfix RP IV is circa 1957.

       Thinking I first saw one here about '63, thus my corn-fusion. 

 

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