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LF363 is painted to represent Hurricane Mk I, P3395, with the code letters ‘JX-B’, the personal aircraft of Sergeant Arthur ‘Darkie’ Clowes DFM, of No 1(Fighter) Squadron, during the Battle of Britain. Flying this aircraft, Clowes claimed 2 destroyed, 3 probables and 2 damaged from his total score of 10½ destroyed, 3½ probables and 2 damaged. P3395 was delivered to the RAF in April 1940 and issued to No 1(F) Squadron upon its return from France in mid-June. When Clowes took on P3395 at the end of August he painted a wasp motif on both sides of the aircraft’s nose. Clowes left No 1(F) Squadron in April 1941 and was awarded the DFC to go with the DFM that he had received for his actions in France. After spending time as an instructor on Hurricane Operational Training Units, he returned to operations with No 145 Squadron before taking command of No 79 Squadron in December 1941 on promotion to Squadron Leader. In April 1942 he commenced a series of staff appointments in between commanding No 601(County of London) Squadron and No 94 Squadron in Libya. After losing sight in his left eye following an ill-judged bout of high spirits at RAF Uxbridge in November 1943, his flying career was over. However, he was employed as a staff officer until late 1944 when he was permanently commissioned in the Secretarial Duties Branch, remaining in the RAF after the war. After surviving all that the enemy could throw at him, tragically he died of cancer in December 1949, aged only 37.

 

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If you look close enough you will see me fixing stuff between the 3 screenshots... as I noticed things in the photos.:blush:

 

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Just now, SR603-Flowbee said:

The template isn't out yet which makes things a lot more time consuming and complicated. Just couldn't wait :yahoo:

 

Great job on Clowes skin, looks great. I wonder, when the template comes out, if you could make another No.1 Squadron plane skin, Paul Richey's plane from France 1939-1940? Or some skins from 1SQN during the invasion of France? 

 

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15 hours ago, SR603-Flowbee said:

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LF363 is painted to represent Hurricane Mk I, P3395, with the code letters ‘JX-B’, the personal aircraft of Sergeant Arthur ‘Darkie’ Clowes DFM, of No 1(Fighter) Squadron, during the Battle of Britain. Flying this aircraft, Clowes claimed 2 destroyed, 3 probables and 2 damaged from his total score of 10½ destroyed, 3½ probables and 2 damaged. P3395 was delivered to the RAF in April 1940 and issued to No 1(F) Squadron upon its return from France in mid-June. When Clowes took on P3395 at the end of August he painted a wasp motif on both sides of the aircraft’s nose. Clowes left No 1(F) Squadron in April 1941 and was awarded the DFC to go with the DFM that he had received for his actions in France. After spending time as an instructor on Hurricane Operational Training Units, he returned to operations with No 145 Squadron before taking command of No 79 Squadron in December 1941 on promotion to Squadron Leader. In April 1942 he commenced a series of staff appointments in between commanding No 601(County of London) Squadron and No 94 Squadron in Libya. After losing sight in his left eye following an ill-judged bout of high spirits at RAF Uxbridge in November 1943, his flying career was over. However, he was employed as a staff officer until late 1944 when he was permanently commissioned in the Secretarial Duties Branch, remaining in the RAF after the war. After surviving all that the enemy could throw at him, tragically he died of cancer in December 1949, aged only 37.

 

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If you look close enough you will see me fixing stuff between the 3 screenshots... as I noticed things in the photos.:blush:

 

http://www.mediafire.com/file/tdnl4fxyvgc2x4y/hurricanemkii_skin_P3395+JX-B_Clowes+v10.dds/file

 

 

 

Love the skin, genuinely just one point that looks out of place, the spinner yellow stripe seems quite far back in comparison to the original photo? Nit-picking but the skin is great, cheers, MP

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5 hours ago, Lemsip said:

 

Great job on Clowes skin, looks great. I wonder, when the template comes out, if you could make another No.1 Squadron plane skin, Paul Richey's plane from France 1939-1940? Or some skins from 1SQN during the invasion of France? 

 

The skin is up, good choice!

 

 

1 hour ago, Mysticpuma said:

Love the skin, genuinely just one point that looks out of place, the spinner yellow stripe seems quite far back in comparison to the original photo? Nit-picking but the skin is great, cheers, MP

 

You're right, but without a template to work with, the spinner was a nightmare and it took me ages just to get it spinning rather than wobbling like a plate. There is no way I'm going back to it. :o:

 

I have been given a great picture though of Clowes standing in front of his aircraft so I will do a better and more accurate bee which he did a great job on and also there is a lot of metal showing on the ring just back of the spinner that I would like to put in. Actually I might go back to the spinner once the meds kick in. :huh: eh?.. no maybe not...

 

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