Being a model citizen

A place where I can exercise my alter ego: model builder and modelmaker. Expect photos, scans, articles and links in the coming weeks

Monday, September 04, 2006

Hawker Hurricane Mk IIc



I built Monogram's old Hurricane multi-version kit in 1996 with a few refinements - sanding off panel lines and rivets, reworking main gear doors, creating new decals on the computer and photocopier, handpainting the nose crest from a photo of an Indian Air Force Hurricane IIc.





3 Comments:

Blogger Metro said...

Do I get to be first to comment here? Whoo hoo!

I just wanted to say that you do terrific work. The level of detail is very ... editorial. Maybe more proofreaderial.

Odd question: Do you know of any model company that manufactures a plastic kit Nash Metropolitan?

And from your other blog I'd like to express condolences.

The Airfix models I built as a kid always seemed to outlast any of the others. They were trickier, but well worth the time it took to do them. Or that's how I recall them.

One of my least-favourite models ever was a teeny-tiny scale model of the Bismark. I think my parents underestimated my skill level and interests. The kit was really designed for twwezers-and-magnifier work for which I at age 11 had neither the patience nor the skill.

I'll definitely pop back here from time to time.

Thanks.

9/05/2006 08:04:00 AM  
Blogger Metro said...

Your work is amazing. Once I've finished rebuilding the Nash Metropolitan for which my blog is named I intend to start quietly assembling models--I hope I may have a degree of your attention to detail.

9/06/2006 02:11:00 AM  
Blogger Laura Elizabeth said...

Great idea to set up a blog to showcase your models!

9/06/2006 09:16:00 AM  

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