1/48 Airfix Hawker Hurricane Mk.Ib [Trop]
My first completion for 2022, actually started in late 2021 but couldn't finalize the build until now. The kit I used is Airfix's boxing of the Sea Hurricane but all the parts are there to do a Trop version. You do a little surgery add the Volks air filter and presto chango you have the Trop version. I think it fits nicely into two group builds that are currently ongoing on iModeler. This IMHO is a nice kit with more detail than Hasegawa's version, plus the ability to open the canopy, but at times can be a little fiddly, especially the cockpit. Take your time, test fit all parts and you'll be fine.
I added PE belts and BarracudaCast wheels to enhance the view and she was painted with Model Master Middlestone, Azure Blue, and Dark Earth enamels. Nylon thread was used for the antenna and a brown Pitt Pen highlighted the panel lines. Decals are a combination of the kits as well Kits-World War Birds series. This Hurricane represents one flown by the Groupe Bretagna, Forces Aeriennes Franqaises Libres [FALA] , in North Africa, 1942.
Stay safe and Happy Modeling.
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