Italeri 1/48 Sea Hurricane: Fresh Off the Bench
1/48 Italeri Sea Hurricane. This is a continuation of my build article published last week on same model.
Fresh off the work bench. I never new much about this kit and did not perform any research on it. My kids wanted to get me a model for my Birthday but only had $20.00 to spend. This kit fit the budget and I had not built it before. I was attracted by the fine art work on the box cover so they got it for me. It turned out to be a really nice kit for the price. These days what can you get for $20. It had good engineering, and nice fit. I did not need any filler on the model. It had good details with a complete Merlin engine. I left the top and side cowlings off for display and used a small BB size bit of Blu-Tak to keep the cowlings on if needed. The detail in the cockpit was very nice and it included a small PE sheet for seat belts and instrument panel. I added a few bits of plastic and some wiring to busy things up a bit. It was an overall enjoyable build and I do recommend it.
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