1/48 Hasegawa Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIc RAF WWII
Spitfires and Typhoons Oh my! Since we are on the WWII RAF mode, I will toss in with the Hurricane Mk.IIc, this is the original boxing from Hasegawa when it first appeared in the early 90's. One of those kits which did not go straight to the stash. Excellent kit to build, this era of WW II kits that Hasegawa produced in the late 80's and 90's of WWII subjects were just amazing. While the rave was the 48th new mold jets (Tomcats,Hornets and the F-16's) their prop planes were just as good and not so labor intensive. This was build straight from the box, only the decals are from Aeromaster sheet #48-194. The only drawback was not being able to open the canopy. It came as one piece. I am not of fan of vacuform canopies as the only attempt to ever try to use one was a disaster. And for some reason have not been able to learn how to cut open a one piece clear canopy. This is a night fighter version, operating in 1942 in Dark Sea Grey/Dark Green over Black. Paints used were Aeromaster Acrylics, built in the fall of 1993. Polly S flat clear was used as the final coat. I miss this paint very much. It dried very flat.