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« on: November 20, 2013, 03:53:40 PM »

been thinking about this whilst finishing off hurricane number 5 for a friend.

i want to simulate the metal sheeting on the front of the fuselage, which would be the best way of doing this.

i had thought of cutting paper panels and gluing each of them on separately to simulate the ally panels.

would this work, or is there a better way.

help needed here chaps.
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« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2013, 03:37:17 PM »

well i started hacking the fuselage up today ( while waiting for paint to dry on yet another hurricane)
had to cut the fin and rudder off to gain access to the pull pull set up on the elevator.
i can now fix the pull pull set up and then re glue every thing back together and start to re cover the fuselage.
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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2013, 06:49:27 PM »

Seems an interesting project. Share a photo please  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2013, 12:48:44 PM »

well it was an old part built model i got given for free and it seems a shame to throw it away.

got the covering sorted on the rear of the fuselage today and then shot some primer over it for protection.
next job is to sort the pull pull cables for the rudder and elevator and then i can re fit them.
not a rush job this, just doing bits when i have a spare few mins.
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y185/MUDDYJLX/mick%20reeves%20hurricane/DSCF9821_zpsd9da8213.jpg
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« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2013, 04:50:17 PM »

Nice one. Which power do you prefer for, electric or nitro.
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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2013, 05:10:26 PM »

All my stuff is electric as my club has limits on when you can fly ic.

plus i can set it up to use 2 x 4s lipos that i already have for all my other models and save some money.
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« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2013, 05:51:37 PM »

I remember this model when it first appeared - quite something.

Emulating metal panels was quite effectively done at one time using litho plate. Rivets could be shown by tapping on the "inside with a suitable tool. Even an "empty"ball point would do. Likewise the "fixings". I don't know if litho plates are still available - at one time printers happily gave them away!  I have used 1/64th ply with some success on large scale models.

I would have thought that paper might have been vulnerable in the case of i/c powered models but electric is of course pretty clean. Remember that in service these panels were harshly treated on occasions so tended to appear a bit bent after a while. Many Museum exhibits today are so pristine that I am sure even when originally rolled out of assembly they were not that well finished!


I seem to remember that it flys very well.   
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« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2013, 12:01:38 AM »

I think Fliteskin would work: http://www.fliteskin.com/Sheeting.htm
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« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2013, 04:22:04 AM »

yes i am looking into that stuff.
had a slight problem yesterday in that i noticed that the tail was not square (problem with getting old part builts) so i had to cut the tail off and re square it all up.

still we are sorted now and can get back to working out the rudder and elevators now.
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« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2013, 12:03:01 PM »

hurricanes number 5 and number 6 having a rest on the settee.  Grin

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« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2013, 12:07:06 PM »

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y185/MUDDYJLX/mick%20reeves%20hurricane/DSCF9871_zps241127ac.jpg

been experimenting with canopy construction.
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« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2013, 08:02:53 AM »

just plodding on slowly with this.
no rush i have till march to finish it.  Grin

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« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2013, 05:51:43 AM »

been working on the cockpit area.
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y185/MUDDYJLX/mick%20reeves%20hurricane/DSCF9905_zps32f23ee2.jpg
not great, but as it wont be seen once the plane is in the air, why worry. Grin
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« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2013, 10:52:29 AM »

rivets done, paint going on, canopy starting to come together.
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y185/MUDDYJLX/mick%20reeves%20hurricane/DSCF9931_zpsbcec32ea.jpg
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« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2013, 11:49:33 AM »

Tony, this is looking really good so far. Your detailing is also looking good Smiley

What retracts are you using in this? I'm looking for a not too expensive option for a 110" Spitfire.
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« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2013, 02:32:10 PM »

i have not thought about them yet, but i expect it will be hobby king electric or something similar with some oleos.

i must start to plan out the wing now before i start on it.
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« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2014, 12:06:38 PM »

HI guys,.. Let me express the deep impressionhow fine this plane looks..
Perfect.

Please - do You have a hint where could I buy the plan?
Thanks Tomas
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« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2014, 11:50:28 PM »

Hi Lads.
I have just picked up one of these birds. It needs finishing.
I was talking with Jim & Mick Reeves about it and they also supplied me with some parts I needed to get the job done.

I will post some photos as I go along just to keep you in the loop.

Looking forward to getting started on it.

Adrian.
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« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2021, 01:21:03 PM »

Hi
sorry ive come to this thread late...but....I have just acquired a lovely un-built Mick Reeves 1/6 hurricane (80") kit with everything in it in mint condition....except any instructions or paperwork to help me build...
Does anyone have a copy of the instructions ??...will cover all costs and pay for a few beers.
cheers
Graeme
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« Reply #19 on: April 08, 2021, 06:20:08 PM »

Why don't you try Mick Reeves or son Jim - they are still in business.  https://www.mickreevesmodels.co.uk/ 

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« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2021, 08:22:41 AM »

Hi
Yep great shout...ive reached out to Mick...but was just covering all the bases.
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