Classic Airframes 1/48 early Hurricane I
The Classic Airframes Hurricane I is the only 1/48 kit that offers the opportunity to do a “ragwing” Hurricane. It is obvious the designers looked at the Hasegawa kit, which they corrected by changing the lower wing part so the fuselage mating area doesn’t go through the fabric surfaces but rather connects on a panel line (why Hasegawa wasn’t smart enough to make this one fix that would have made their kit perfect is beyond me).
Kit decals were modified to make L1559 of Red Flight, 111 Squadron, as seen during their visit to the Paris Air Show in July 1938. the white “111” decal was applied and set, then the upper half was painted red, then the black outline decal was applied. I wanted to do a completely early Hurricane with the fully-retractable tail wheel and the kidney exhausts and Watts wooden prop.
An excellent kit if you can find it, since it’s now long OOP. Gunze paints for the upper colors, SNJ Aluminum for the lower.
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