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PostPosted: 27 Jul 2020, 17:08 
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I am building an ancient airfix hurri for a mate but damn these old aorfox kits are a chalange to get to fit, loads of warped parts, no logic numbering to the sprues and vague instructions. I have been wrangling it into position bib by bit, the open nose to reveal the engine was a nice idea but the fuselage is so flimsy noting lines up.

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PostPosted: 27 Jul 2020, 21:09 
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Cmon meaner T. Should be a breeze for your modelling skills. Just enjoy the blast from the past - those were great kits :D


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PostPosted: 27 Jul 2020, 22:04 
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Modelers of today are spoilt, I still have about 60 of those Airfix, Matchbox, Esci, Heller and Revell kits of the 80's still in my unbuilt stash, including the Airfix 1/24 Mustang plus enough parts to build half another 1/24 Mustang (the port fuselage half and port wing bits are missing, scrounged the balance from a lot of other 1/24 Mustang kits).

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I built this model more than 35 years ago. The problem is likely the worn out moulds in those old kits.
There was a series of books titled: Classic aircraft and how to model them. No. 4 was about the Hurricane and is the best of the series as it contains a lot of drawings from the Hurricane technical manual. I can only recommend it. The other book if you want to super detail it is: The Hurricane II manual published by the Royal Air Force Museum.
Looking forward to the build.


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PostPosted: 30 Jul 2020, 12:46 
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The biggest issue sofar os the outer wing pannels have n dihedral and cant be fixed without major surgery. Im just buiding it as is


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