Airfix 1/48 Hurricane Mk 1
December 7, 2015 in Aviation
This is the old tooling of Airfix’s Mk 1 Hurricane. I chose to model it “in flight” and mounted the aircraft on a clear plastic pole. The base is a fence post top covered with model railroad static grass. Mostly the kit was built out of the box with the exception of: pilot fgure pinched from an Airfix Spitfire; scratch built landing lights; anti glare panels from scap plastic sheet; and wingtip lights from sprue. The decals are an AM set, i can’t remember whos! The aircraft modelled is from 85 Squadron based at Castle Camps in August 1940, and was lost in action on the Hardest day 18 August at the height of the Battle of Britain. I made prop “blur” from food packaging but am unsure as to how effective this is. One shot shows the model without (its detachable). Feel free to comment!
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