Airfix Hawker Hurricane Mk.I in 1/48 scale
Hello iModelers, here are some pictures from my newest roll out. Its the old tool kit from Airfix. Its probably completely outdated by newer kits but it has still a lot to offer, the very nice surfaces for example, raised but subtle as the fabric on the rear part of the fuselage and it looks the part.
My build has a lot of “firsts”
The camo scheme was masked, RAF schemes are hard edged so my favorite free hand spraying won t work. Used self made templates for that, not 100% accurate but a good move.
The ( overdone ) chipping was made with salt on a silver primed surface.
The raised panels were primed in black and/or silver. After the camo was on, i sanded the surfaces wet and the line came through. Not the first try but it worked the first time.
The decals came from the Kit, Techmod and Sky Decals. The Techmod Squadron letters were too dark for my lighter shaded paint work and the Sky Decals letters were used, everything went well on. The ejection chutes were simulated with decal stripes from the kit decals.
The canopy of the kit was successfully messed up by me, so i borrowed a Hasegawa canopy. It slides much better on the rear fuselage of the Airfix kit, than on the kit it was designed for. It was cut in two with a razor blade.
The markings are for P3700, No 303 “Polish” Squadron, Northolt in September 1940.
Hope you like it.
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