PCM Hawker Hurricane Mk1 (Fabric Wing), No1 Sqn JX-C, France 1939…
This is the PCM 1:32 early Hurricane Mk1 in the markings of Flg/Off Paul Richey of No1 Sqn, France 1939. Finally after 18 months of mucking about with this, she’s complete! I just couldn’t get into modelling for a good while but got inspired again after reading ‘Fighter Pilot’ (Richey’s experiences of a front line pilot during the Battle of France. L1679 was Richey’s regular mount until it was destroyed on 10th May during a raid on Mezieres. After hearing how it was ‘sieved with bullets’. Richey lamented, “I can only hope she burned before the Huns could lay their rude hands on her’.
Painted with Gunze and Tamiya acrylics, all markings airbrushed. Weathered/filtered with oils and Tamiya weathering sets.
Additions: -Cockpit wiring -Fabric Sutton harness (52 peices!) -Replaced gunsite glass and added wiring -Undercarriage hydraulic lines -Scratchbuilt aluminium foot stirrup -Opened up the hand-hold below cockpit -Handles added to canopy -Linkages inside radiator
Work in Progress