Airfix 1/72 Hawker Hurricane Mk.I. in Finnish Air Force markings.
This is an old kit released by Airfix in 1972, it can be made as a Mk.I or a Mk.II. For this build I chose to build it as a Mk.I.
I added some details for the cockpit, scratch built the wheel well, replaced the propeller with a resin De Havilland propeller set from Palva, replaced the wheels with a 5 spoke resin set from S.D.S.
My original decal source was from an old IPMS- Finland sheet that I picked up back in the 80’s, for the most part this was not used. But I did used both of the #5 decals.
For the rest I used an S.B.S. decal sheet #72011. Both sheets has the same aircraft HC452, the S.B.S. sheet has a tail #2 instead of a #5. This aircraft probably received some tail damage or was removed for another Hurricane to keep in service and had the rudder replaced from another Hurricane. The museum in Finland shows this aircraft with #5.
This was an enjoyable build, 40 years ago I built the same kit but as a Mk.IIb. The last photo shows the two builds together.
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