Hasegawa 1/48 Hawker Hurricane IIc

  • Built: 2012
  • Aftermarket Used: CMK Drop tanks, Ultracast seat
  • Decals: Sky Decals

The Hurricane has to rate as one of my favourite WW2 aeroplanes. At the time it was released, hasegawa’s was probably the pick of the bunch. It did have some inaccuracies, the fabric effect was a bit too pronounced and assembly was made unnecessarily complicated by the underside, fuselage wing join being straight through the middle of the fabric detail. Totally bizarre engineering from Hasegawa. That said, its finesse and crispness of detail was light years ahead of the Monogram and Hobbycraft kits, those being the only other players on the 48 scale Hurricane field. Although the monogram kit could be built as a IID and a IV with rockets which was totally cool.

As a child I can remember building the ancient Frog kit in these markings. Who can forget that box art of Kuttlewascher blasting over the burning German hangars? So doing this kit in these markings is an ode to that original Hurricane I did long ago.

The decals came from a Sky decals sheet, with me sourcing the red dope repair patches from an old Monogram Hurricane sheet, which also came with these markings.

Paint would have been xtracolour, which was my go to paint for many years, until the Dangerous Goods Code imposed by Air carriers meant it could no longer be sourced here on shop shelves.

Hawker Hurricane Mk IIc 1 SQN Royal Air Force. Redhill. U.K 1942

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