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A Start I'm building the AlleyCat (originally Montex) Hawker Fury, a resin and white metal kit in 1/32 scale: The full build is logged on the Large Scale Planes forum here so this will simply be the painting and masking stage. Choice of subject was difficult but in the end I decided on because it was colourful and very different to the normal silver finish seen on Furies of the interwar period. It presents quite a challenge when it comes to painting and masking, a combination of trainer yellow, Dark Earth and Dark Green camouflage and polished aluminium on the side nose panels. The transfers supplied with the kit cover this aeroplane, K8267 but of course I decided to design and cut my own masks for most of the markings: The transfers would be useful to scan, import into the Silhouette software and trace, similarly the colour scheme shown in the instructions gave me an idea of the camouflage pattern, though a little research caused some doubt in my mind about the scheme's accuracy: Is there really a rectangular background behind the "7", and is there a yellow background to the wing tips? It's always dangerous trying to interpret old black and white photos, especially this grainy, so I decided just to go with the scheme. Yellow wing tips here I think: Max