Monogram Hawker Hurricane
As you can see I am a simple builder, nothing fancy out of the box no weathering. I also build model rockets, balsa airplanes and older plastic model kits. I like these old kits because I can pick them up pretty cheap and they are what I used to build when I was younger. I used to build a lot with attention to detail and using my trust worthy airbrush. After years of doing this I got burnt out and found my projects never getting completed. I would fuss with details, modifications and weathering my builds. A while back I was at someones house who had model airplanes on display. Now these builds were simple, hand brushed and looked pretty good but nothing fancy. It reminded me how much fun model building used to be so I decided to get back into the hobby. I decided at that time to keep my builds simple as you can see from my hobby room I am busy with my hobbies. Building simple is fun and easy, but I soon found out that brush painting is not so simple, airbrushing or spray painting is way easier, but dang it I wanted to hand brush my models. I live close to one hobby store and the only paints they carry are Testors enamels and acylics. I do not want to have to order my paints online so I am learning how to brush paint with Testors enamels. Also the smell of Testors tube cement and enamel paints bring back great memories from when I was younger. After much practice on plastic plates and old model parts I decided to start building some old kits I have collected. The Monogram Hawker Hurricane went together pretty easy for such an old kit. I have found with Testors enamels I really need to thin when hand brushing and allow to dry overnight before recoating. Some colors take 2 coats and others took 3 coats. She may not look pretty, but it sure was fun to build and that is all that counts for me.
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