Hurricane Mk.I early (Airfix 1/72)
Hi everybody! I have some issues with abnormal craving for early versions of a well-known aircraft – two-blade props, strange canopies like on an early Spitfire, strange camouflage patterns, and so on. And this is a very early Hurricane version – a beautiful plane from a Golden Age of aviation. You can see these visual differences: two-blade Watts propeller, kidney-type exhausts, fabric wings, Venturi tube, no aft ventral fin and other small details.
Kit from Airfix is the best model of Hurricae in 1/72 scale, I think – good detail level out of the box, best wheel bay and cockpit details. But, it can be improved, so I’ve used aftermarket sets from Eduard, CMK, Yahu (instrumental panel) and Rob Taurus (vacu-canopy) to improve this kit. In addition I did some scratch building: navigation lights, tubing, and so on. Also, I’ve fixed panel lines on the top side of the wing (too much fabric). Decals by Iliad Design – “Pre-war Hurricanes”.
Painted mostly with AKAN water-based acrylics, weathered with artistic oils and pigments.
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