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PostPosted: Mon 14 Jul 2008 11:54 am 
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Same trouble as 80215 kit-wise. Unsurprising as it's exactly the same mould.

Decals are a letdown again. On my example only the codes and serials were used.

The SEAC markings light blue was a horrible greenish colour. These and the stripes were taken from a spare Revell IIc sheet.

The other option is 'JV-Z', BP188 of 6 Sqn.
This is frankly unforgiveable as even the slightest research shows this to be a Hurricane IId.

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PostPosted: Mon 14 Jul 2008 13:23 pm 
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hewman100 wrote:

The other option is 'JV-Z', BP188 of 6 Sqn.
This is frankly unforgiveable as even the slightest research shows this to be a Hurricane IId.


I must have your basic research skills:)

I found this, but maybe it was a conversion of a IIc.


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BP188 built at Langley as IID.  According to Bruce Robertson.

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Thats neat work Hewman!

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Loll wrote:
BP188 built at Langley as IID.  According to Bruce Robertson.

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Francis Mason says the same.

Admittedly the production batch is a mix of IIcs and IIds (due to the relatively small numbe made), but this aircraft is at the front of the publicity photo of 6 Sqn with their new aircraft.

That's the primary source for all the profiles and representations of the sub-type since.


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hewman100 wrote:
Loll wrote:
BP188 built at Langley as IID.  According to Bruce Robertson.

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Francis Mason says the same.

Admittedly the production batch is a mix of IIcs and IIds (due to the relatively small numbe made), but this aircraft is at the front of the publicity photo of 6 Sqn with their new aircraft.

That's the primary source for all the profiles and representations of the sub-type since.


Bruce gives a breakdown of which serials were built where and as what type, P188 is identified on it's own luckily.    8-)

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Here's my Hobbyboss 1/72 Hawker Hurricane Mk IIc, finished OOB as a hurricane belonging to 6 Sqn in Egypt 1942.  (only after I finished applying the decals did I realize that these markings are actually for a MkIId)  The other kit options are for a no 34 Sqn bird from India in 1944.

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The build went pretty well, which seems to be fairly standard for these easy assembly kits.  The only real options in this kit are for a spinning prop.  The gear doors don't match the shape of the wells, so if you want it gear up, some minor surgery will be needed.  While they provide two different canopies for the kit, you also can't really have the hood open without some significant work.  The hood is simply too small to fit on the aircraft's spine.  And even if you got it to work the cockpit is pretty empty so some scratch building would be needed.  Nevertheless, the kit was a joy to assemble, everything fit well, and almost no sanding was required.  My only gripe is the minor fit issue with the canopy.  It leaves a step on the spine of the aircraft.

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The decals went on with no issues.  However, the provided markings are where this kit is a complete failure.  OOB you really can't build an accurate kit.  As discussed the desert scheme provided isn't for a MkIIc.  In addition to this, if you follow the instructions it has you apply the fin flash on the right hand side of the aircraft backwards.  The other markings are at least for the correct version of hurricane, but the decals have a strange light green shade where they should be light blue.  In hindsight I should have used some left over Academy decals to make an accurate MkIIc, but really it's my own fault for not doing enough research and trusting Hobbyboss.

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Overall a joy to build, but a big disappointment in the decal department.  It's particularly aggravating that you can't build an accurate hurricane out of the box at all.  Still, with a good source of aftermarket decals I'd build this one a few more times.

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Thanks for a most helpful review of this kit. You do like them 'dirty', both over and under! Those streaks of crematorium ash grey across the wings are most effective.


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I've remastered my original using the new Airfix decals and switching it to the DE/DG/SGM scheme:
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HURRICANE: 201 ,,,9   ,9    17  14  17      
SPITFIRE:     151 ,,,0    4    16   23 16      


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I didn't realise the HB kit had the BP188 decals therein. I might buy it just for those which would go nicely on an Airfix 02042

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I've got 'em spare Matt

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hewman100 wrote:
I've got 'em spare Matt


Thanks Ian, will PM you


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Hi All,

Heres my attempt.

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I had the same problems as everyone else, the decals were a bit of a 'mare, the cockpit wouldnt sit right and it took a fair bit of sanding to get the two fusalage parts to meet without a big gap. Forgetting those issues this was a good kit and im pleased with the finished product!

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Great builds, particularly like the desert camo. One question though - was BP188 a IIc? My Airfix club IId tankbuster has decals for this very aircraft - BP188, JV-Z. Or is it a case that the real plane was converted to a IId at a later date?

Just curious!

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All your questions are answered towards the beginning of the thread Alan :wink:

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Well done! :D

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