Fuselage Painted! -- Mk XII Hurricane

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I was there on the weekend -- it's looking great! http://www.vintagewings.ca/VintageNews/Stories/tabid/116/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/619/Getting-It-RightA-Sneak-Peek.aspx
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I am slightly puzzled by the fuselage roundel colours. On the masked photo it states a red centre, white, blue and then the yellow outer, however, the finished roundels appear to my eyes to have a blue centre, white, red and then the yellow outer. Or is it because it’s April 1st?

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Was just about to post that. The roundel looks well off !

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Sincerely hope that is an April fool joke and not a proper paint job !!!!

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I must be missing something, but I always associated the red outer ring and blue inner circle as the roundel of the French Air Force.

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Other sources suggest the more usual insignia. There is no way, is there, that the colours somehow got mixed up between drawings and application ? https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/threads/done-1-48-hurricane-mki-willie-mcknight-defense-of-britain-atlantic.43719/ Did not this Mk Hurricane actually have a PT 6 engine, like some of the late-production Swordfish ?
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Try clicking the video at the bottom of the page....shows them painting it!!! :eek:
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Nice one. :)
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Got'cha.

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:D

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Good call, and I sort of fell for it
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I looked at every caption for some explanation about the roundels and finflashes to suggest it was an April Fool's gag, so well-done is the photo retouching! Bravo to all! Also the real deal looks fantastic. It must be an exciting time to be at VWoC working on her.
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Dave O'Malley, who authors all the stories on our website, is a graphics genius, and has a great sense of humour. He sure got me on this one, hook-line-and-sinker. Anyway, you're right. The Hurri looks wonderful. And since the Vintech team finished with the Spitfire IX last year they've been pushing ahead with this new project at a great rate. I hope to fly it this Fall.
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