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About Hammerhead11

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  • Birthday 10/02/1983

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    Salt Lake City, Utah
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    Aviation and military history, film, camping/back packing, spending time with my family, and obviously scale modeling.

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  1. So, I’m between major projects, my son and I decided to do a dual build together. My son picked the Revell 109 so I got the Sea Hurricane. This was my son’s 3rd model (he’s 15), and I guided him, but he did it all himself, including using the airbrush for the first time. Super proud of him! Not bad for a 30 year old kit. I didn’t take the Hurricane too serious, I added some Eduard seat belts and drilled out the gun ports and exhaust but otherwise it was a straight OOB built. It was pretty nice, detail was adequate but the fit, especially around the wing to fuselage join was not great. Required a decent amount of sanding and dry fitting. Also, I managed to lose the left side navigation light clear piece to the carpet monster. Oh well. Paint on both planes is a combination of MIG and Vallejo colors. My son really wanted to put his plane on a diorama base and got a pilot figure from AeroBonus to compliment the plane. Thanks for looking, Brett and Gus
  2. Dutch, If you could get a scan of that article that would be amazing! Yeah, it's really unfortunate that he was so close to base when he crashed, within 25 miles if I recall. He almost made it. I suppose this all speaks well to the ruggedness of the P-47. If he was taking multiple hits from flak and ground fire each mission and taking the same plane back out the next day, it was well built. -Brett
  3. Hey Eric, For what it's worth, when I was researching for my White 147 build, I didn't find any evidence that they panel lines were taped on the wings. The only evidence I could find was that the nose/cockpit and engine areas were taped up for transport. I recall reading a small article about the purpose of the tape, it only referenced the engines and gun bays, but I cannot recall where I saw that article. As for the exhaust staining, as I understand it, it wasn't so much exhaust staining as it was heat damage. I don't believe that the forward portion of the supercharge got as hot as the rear portion. When I did mine White 147, I refrained from adding the head damage forward of the rear "round" part of the supercharger, but I wasn't able to find good reference photos of this area on the F/G models, so mine is more artistic license. Take it for what it is. Brett
  4. I need to get me one of these. The spinner looks great, and overall, even without the finishing touches you want to add, this is a good looking kit. Brett
  5. I'm not the biggest fan of Russian aircraft, but this is a joy to look at, well done! Brett
  6. Very nice, that’s really unique. Brett
  7. You're not kidding, those are really nice. I'm especially drawn to that Hurricane in US markings with the sharks mouth! Thats sweet! I might have to plan some more projects...Sigh...better check the bank account. Brett
  8. Rick, thank you, this is fantastic! Brett
  9. Hey Rick, thanks for the additional info, unfortunately the link you supplied isn’t working for me. But I’ll have to try and track down a copy of that book. Brett
  10. I managed to find a copy of the text from the book and you're right it doesn't outright state that both wings were replaced, but merely says "flew through his own bomb blast...necessitating a wing replacement..." But, like you said, I'm sure the author did his due diligence on his research as well as the artists of the images in the book. I think then, to replicate the photograph, I will paint the aircraft with both wings in natural metal, the fuselage with OD/Grey with the wavy demarcation from stem to stern. As a side note, further in the same text from the Osprey book, it appears this this particular air frame was destined for the Brazilian fighter unit that was part of the 350th fighter group but was diverted instead to LT Knights 346th fighter squadron, so it appears that the OD/Gray was factory applied and not field applied. Thanks again to everyone who as assisted on this! Brett
  11. Thanks curt! Well, you’re not wrong. It’s possible to model this particular aircraft prior to it’s wing replacing incident. However, and perhaps I wasn’t clear in my initial posting, I’m looking to build my kit as it’s represented in the photo I posted, which I believe was taken after the wing replacement. I did find the idea of the contrast between the od/gray and the natural metal to be fascinating and was drawn to doing that scheme, just wanted to make sure I was getting as correct as possible. That’s a lot of helpful information! Thank you so much! Unfortunately this is the only photo I can find of this plane, so its really all I have to go on. And any written text about this plane is silent regarding its field applied paint scheme. I did read this this plane was the only one painted in OD/Gray in this squadron, so it was rather unique. Brett
  12. Excellent, thanks! Everyone has been very helpful. Brett
  13. So the next question then, would the wavy pattern continue down along the back of the fuselage like how it is on the cowl? Brett
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