It’s Hurricane time so…1/24 Trumpeter IID “Tank Buster”….
June 12, 2013 in Aviation
One of Trump’s better efforts, IMHO. The spinner is a bit too long but otherwise I think the lines are pretty good and the rivets work in this scale. What possessed me to do a kit of such largesse I’m not sure, but I do love Hurricanes, and there’s a lot here to love.Fit is quite good overall, the kit being no harder to assemble than it’s smaller brothers. Of course I had to make harder work by putting in Trumpy’s photo-etch set for the IIC, which enhanced the already well-appointed cockpit and wheel wells. The Instrument panel is particularly realistic looking. Using my sparse references I detailed the starboard Vickers “S” gun adding cocking piece, bolt, magazine loading door and plumbing. Some markings, including the famous JV-Z codes were sprayed on. Weathering includes much dirt and desert dust.
I was building this for last year’s Nationals in Florida, but just before leaving, Klod Koppos stepped on the nice canopy, so it did not get there. (MAYBE I shoulda glued it). The one you see here is a smash-formed replacement. But I will dust it off for next year in Virginia. Time flies.
If you like there are a couple of videos on U-Tube under Hurricane Tank-Busters.
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