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Rob Pollock
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1/24 Trumpeter Hurricane Mk IICSpecial Night Finish

October 7, 2013 · in Aviation · · 5 · 3.7K

Here are a couple of shots of 's . I bought the kit second-hand at a model show last spring and built it in the summer. It's OOB except for replacement belts. The livery is for a night fighter of 87 Squadron in 1942.

The only caveat with the kit is for the undercarriage. There are only small stubs to marry to the wheels, so I drilled them out and added a small section of brass rod, as the kit sits heavy and wouldn't stand the weight in the long term on such a dainty connection!

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  1. It sure looks good, Rob. I'm not a big fan of 1/24, but I think it was brave of you, to do a black paint job, not always the easiest thing to carry out in any scale. You carried it off quite successfully.

  2. When I first saw this, Rob, I didn't take in the fact that it's 1/24. Like Joe has said, a black finish is difficult (that's why I've never bought a black car), but you've definitely pulled it off with this model.

  3. If the Spitfire was Thoroughbred Race, then the Hurricane was the Clydesdale Work Horse! Great job!

  4. Rob,
    Very nice. I like the black scheme. It's definitely something different. Great job.

  5. You're right, it's your first article. 🙂 Great job. Love a nightfighter a Hurricane.

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