FINNISH AIR FORCE (Lelv32) Summer 1941 at Immola
ROMANIAN AIR FORCE No.53 Squadron June 1941 at Mamaia / Lieutenant Horia Agarici
The hurricanes of this time are the Finnish Air Force and Romanian Air Force. There were a lot of parts of yellow paint, so first I blew white thinly. Especially the clear body is hard to paint as it is.
I usually have handled only a dark color in the AFV building, the weak colors of concealment power, such as yellow, the airbrush blowing condition setting is difficult. It is not good too much-blowing paint to a 1/144 small scale when it’s thin, the color doesn’t paint bright.
Finnish Air Force ordered 12 hurricanes and received 10 planes in March 1940 according to the SWEET leaflet. Remaining 2 planes were damaged during their transportation. The hurricane wasn’t in time for the Winter War (Talvisota) and wasn’t used.
Once I filled a gap between the main wing and the body on the clear parts with the putty, it’s difficult to see the surface condition and finish up was rough on the right side. Regrettably, I worked carefully with painting gray for checking. As a result, I felt the gap was not standing out in the camouflage painting.
To give the texture of cloth upholstered aircraft, I tried a strong dry-brushing for some parts. It looks like the aging body after the recovery of green color. Still, I think that it is very better than the color taste before the adjustment.
This is also SWEET commentary, Romanian Air Force received 12 aircraft of the hurricane in March 1940, and held it with the addition of three aircraft that were captured from Yugoslavia, the total was 15 aircraft. I was assigned to the defense mission of the Black Sea coast at the time of the Operation Barbarossa start.
Lieutenant Horia Agarici of this model shot down three Soviet Union bombers after an Operation Barbarossa opened. Lieutenant Agarici was the Romanian ace pilot of the Swiss-born. He became a fighter pilot through a bomber pilot and survived through WWII. He lived until 1982 after the war.
“Easy to Build Just 2 Minutes!!” on the box. It is just a catchphrase, but considering, such as camouflage paint, two minutes is impossible. Anyway, they’re precise parts, so it’s best that we can build them easily!
There are still a lot of improvement points, now it’s the first 1/144 camouflage painting. I want to make use of this experience to the next building. That I noticed one thing, care must be taken in the assembly since the all clear parts kit is difficult to recognize the shape.
The Hurricane, it is smart. It’s necessary to make a big scale Hurricane next time. When I made a small Zero 1/144, I have said a similar thing, but have not yet made it. There is the kit at hand and waiting…
I am interested in models of tanks, airplanes, ships, military figures, I build it little by little when I feel like it. I am also interested in the history of war. My starting is Tamiya’s Military Miniature series in the elementary school.
From elementary school through university students repeatedly suspend and restart my modeling, it’s about 25 years of this hobby’s history.
Born in February 1970, I live in Tokyo. From February 2007 I was quietly doing a site called “Miniature-Arcadia”. It is being transferred to this blog with the same name from December 2016. My update pace is uneven, but please come to see here occasionally.