Airfix 1/48 Hawker Hurricane
April 4, 2016 in Aviation
Today I fire a 1/48 scale salvo at my good friend Dennis Meyers in our friendly model competition (I know he’s working on the Eduard 1/48 Spitfire he received from imodeler). This is my fourth completed kit for 2016, the Airfix 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk. I in the markings of the aircraft Pilot Officer Ken William MacKenzie used to ram and destroy a Bf 109. Mackenzie destroyed at least 7 German planes during the Battle of Britain. On September 29, 1941 he was shot down by anti-aircraft fire over France and was taken prisoner. After numerous failed escape attempts Mackenzie faked going insane and was repatriated to England in October 1944. He spent the rest of the war instructing at fighter training schools. The Airfix kit was a breeze to put together. I used some watercolor pencils to add highlights to some panel lines and the decals. To shade in the panel lines I used a mix of powdered black pastels, water and a little dish soap. It is easy to wipe the excess away with a damp soft cloth after it dries.
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